How can I afford to hire a car accident attorney?
One of the many concerns people have after being involved in a car accident is the cost of hiring an attorney. Car accidents are often expensive. You may be dealing with the cost of getting your car fixed and getting temporary transportation. You may also be dealing with the cost of medical care for your injuries while you're out of work and unable to collect a paycheck.
The expenses of a crash add up very quickly and are often financially overwhelming. The biggest mistake people make after a crash is not hiring an attorney to handle their car accident claims. They deal directly with the insurance companies and end up falling short of getting the compensation they deserve.
Hiring an attorney isn't as financially overwhelming as it sounds. The South Carolina attorneys at Twenge + Twombley Law Firm understand the financial hardships many crash victims go through. That's why we make our services affordable by working on a contingency fee basis.
What is a contingency fee?
There are some attorneys that charge upfront fees for their services, even for legal consultations. Our law firm operates on a contingency fee basis. That means that you only pay for our services if we win your case and you are fully compensated for your losses. We take a cut of your overall compensation after you're awarded a financial settlement or court verdict.
What a contingency fee basis does for crash victims is level the playing field. Without an experienced attorney in your corner, the insurance companies have the advantage over you. They'll use every trick in the book to pay you as little as possible. That includes:
- Asking trick questions to convince you to unknowingly admit fault (insurance companies record all phone calls)
- Shift the blame on to you.
- Offer you a lowball settlement that barely pays for your medical expenses, lost wages and property damage.
- Delay your payment after offering a lowball settlement.
Why having a strong legal advocate on your side matters
There is simply too much at stake when pursuing a successful car accident claim. If you risk speaking to the at-fault driver's insurance company, you could find yourself paying out-of-pocket for your medical bills and other damages. The attorneys at Twenge + Twombley Law Firm can deal with the insurance companies on your behalf. In fact, you don't have to speak to the other driver's insurance company at all.
Our legal team will also launch a thorough investigation into your crash by hiring a crash reconstruction expert, speaking to witnesses, obtaining cellphone records and going over a copy of your police report. We'll also accurately tally up your damages. That includes current and future medical costs, lost wages, property damage and non-economic damages (pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, etc.).
We serve clients in Beaufort, Bluffton & Hilton Head. We offer free and confidential case evaluations. To get started on your claim, contact us online.