Q: What is the cost to file a car accident claim in Maryland?
If you are looking to negotiate your own car accident claim with an insurance company, there is no fee to pursue your claim; however, if you hire a law firm to maximize your financial recovery, there are legal fees and other costs associated with filing a personal injury claim. The good news is that you won’t have to front any fees when working with a lawyer through a contingency fee agreement.
If we agree to take your case through a contingency fee payment, we will advance all the fees to pursue your personal injury claim and then deduct our costs from the settlement at the end of the case. This is also the case if we need to pursue your claim in court and file a lawsuit on your behalf. The beauty of a contingency fee agreement is that you owe nothing if you don’t get a settlement or recovery.
In addition to the cost of hiring an attorney, we will also advance costs associated with copying, long-distance telephone calls, and other administrative fees. If we need to pursue your claim in court, additional costs would include court filing fees, other litigation fees, and expert witness fees. For example, we may need to hire an accident reconstructionist, engineer, or medical professional to testify in your case. We will take care of all costs and keep an accounting of the expenses in your case so that you can review them at the end of the case when these expenses will be deducted from your settlement or recovery.