An attorney will most likely set up a contingency fee agreement with you for a lawsuit involving a car accident. Thus, if money is recovered as the result of the settlement or a win at trial, the attorney will only take a certain percentage of the money for his fee.
In most jurisdictions in Louisiana, the percentage is usually 33 1/3% but can increase depending on the difficulty of the case or if the case does go to trial and becomes a very involved matter. It is important to meet with an attorney and, during the first consultation, discuss all of your questions with him or her including matters of their fee.
If you need an injury attorney, contact the Gertler Firm at 504-581-6411.