I visited four personal injury attorneys regarding a traffic accident for which I sustained significant injuries and I WAS NOT AT FAULT. I selected the one who seemed the most knowledgeable about N.J. law. Now this lawyer says the insurance company will only offer $5,000.00 and that will be reduced by 40% given the contingency fee. Do I have any recourse here, or should I just forego the recovery amount seeing as I feel I am being cheated? I would ask the attorney, but they will not talk to me. Thanks.
If you’re unhappy with your lawyer, you can change anytime.
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Settlements are inherently local and fact driven. There is no way to tell if this is a fair offer or you should prepare for trial
You have choices, but no way to tell you anything without all the facts, my suggestion to speak with you’re current counsel.
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For a better understanding of your circumstances, See NJ Court Rule 1:21-7. Contingent Fees. Part C of that Rule states: (c) In any matter where a client's claim for damages is based upon the alleged
tortious conduct of another, including products liability claims and claims among family
members that are subject to Part V of these Rules but excluding statutorily based
discrimination and employment claims, and the client is not a subrogee, an attorney
shall not contract for, charge, or collect a contingent fee in excess of the following limits:
(1) 33⅓% on the first $750,000 recovered.
Since your current lawyer will not speak with you, get a copy of your file and speak with another attorney.
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