How Much Do Personal Injury Lawyers Charge if You’ve Been Injured?

How Much Do Personal Injury Lawyers Charge?

People who have been injured in an accident are often hesitant to contact an attorney because they are afraid they won’t be able to afford the fees. This should not be a concern, however, because most personal injury attorneys will handle your case on a contingency fee basis.

A contingency fee is based on a percentage of the amount recovered in monetary damages. If the case is unsuccessful and there are no damages recovered, the attorney will receive no fee for his or her services. In Missouri, there is no limit on the percentage allowed as a contingency fee so long as it is reasonable, but make sure your attorney spells out all of the details in writing.
Missouri Rule of Professional Conduct 4-1.5 specifically requires a written fee agreement in
contingency fee representations.

Contingency fees vary based on several factors including the difficulty of the case. Contact our Kansas City injury lawyers today to learn more and to discuss your case. The attorney will also cover the costs and expenses of the case and then deduct them from your share of the settlement. Costs and expenses can include:

  • Police reports
  • Medical records
  • Doctor fees
  • Expert witness fees
  • Court and filing fees
  • Trial exhibits
  • Investigators
  • Depositions
  • Travel

Contingency fee arrangements allow injured parties with limited resources to hire experienced
Kansas City accident lawyers to pursue the full financial compensation they deserve. If you have been injured, don’t let fear of attorney’s fees stand in the way of recovering your damages. Contact Wendt Law Firm P.C., for a free consultation to help you determine if you are entitled to
compensation. We will only receive a fee in the event of a successful resolution of your case.



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