i had a car accident and it seems that my case is coming to an end. i had therapies,chiropractors visits, acupuncture and orthopedics, it seems that i am getting compensated but i will like to fight to get the most out of my case and that my lawyer is being fair with me and charging only 30%.
There is no set formula for value of a case. You should discuss the values with your atty who should be familiar with all the details in your case, and give you a range of settlement value. Trial outcomes are difficult to predict. If you have confidence in your atty, consult with him/her. That is what you are paying for. If you don't have confidence, then get a copy of your file and consult with other counsel.
i suggest you speak with your attorney about your concerns. A 30 percent contingency seems fair to me but if you feel you are not receiving enough money you can discuss this and he/she may agree to reduce it. Be sure to look at your Retainer Agreement. You have the final say as you have to sign the release and endorse the settlement draft.
You hired your attorney to do this for you. If you don't trust him/her, why did you hire him/her? It's impossible to know whether you are getting the "right" compensation without knowing every detail of your case. Something that you and your attorney know. You are entitled to an accounting of the settlement funds, fees, costs, medical expenses, so that you know how every penny has been spent. Your attorney should be able to give you most of this information, and your expected net recovery, before you consent to settlement.
I am not your attorney and don't know anything about your problem. Do not rely on my response other than as information used to hire an actual attorney.
You would have to trust your lawyer, and I'm glad to see he has a reasonable fee, unlike so many others
Because there is no set formula, you have to trust your attorney that you are getting the maximum value for your claim. Best of luck and I hope you heal well from your injuries.
I agree with previous answers but I would add that we also would point out that we're lacking information that would be helpful. For example, you say you had orthopedic treatment. That could be a very wide range of treatment from an initial consultation (not necessarily very valuable) to multiple surgical procedures (potentially very valuable). Also know that sometimes in these cases your recovery is limited by the available insurance coverage that both you and the other driver/car owner carry. "Fighting" for the best result can often, but not always, be adequately accomplished without the need to file a lawsuit.
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