Attorney Fees in Truck Accident Cases

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Truck accidents often result in devastating injuries to multiple people around the truck, including people in smaller vehicles. Often, these injuries are catastrophic or fatal, placing heavy burdens on victims and their families. If you were injured in a truck accident in North Carolina or South Carolina, you may need to bring a lawsuit against the parties that contributed to the accident. Some victims may worry about how they will pay an attorney to handle a lawsuit of this nature. The Asheville truck accident lawyers at Grimes Teich Anderson can explain how attorney fees in truck accident cases work.

Attorney Fees in Truck Accident Cases

At Grimes Teich Anderson, our written fee agreement specifies that the attorney fee is contingent on our injured client receiving a settlement or verdict. In other words, we will be paid only if you get a recovery, and the fee will be a percentage of the recovery. Depending on the situation, fee percentages may run from 25% to 40% of the recovery. However, we sometimes offer a creative fee agreement as an alternative. For example, if you have already received a settlement offer from a trucking company, we can discuss no fee on most or all the amount already offered.

Additionally, litigation costs mount quickly, and these are separate from the attorney fee. A law firm advances litigation costs for expenses like depositions, expert witnesses, court filings, and medical records. These may amount to a few hundred dollars or more than $50,000, depending on the case’s needs. We will not ask you to pay those costs upfront. Instead, they will be paid out of the recovery.

Attorney fees in truck accident cases need to meet the requirements of the State Bar. They should be reasonable and fair. North Carolina and South Carolina have separate Bars and standards.

Holding Drivers and Trucking Companies Accountable

Truck drivers are not the only potential defendants in a truck accident lawsuit. Usually, it is important to look closely at the circumstances surrounding a truck accident in the Asheville area, Greenville area, or elsewhere in North Carolina or South Carolina to determine whether other parties were potentially to blame. Other parties that may have contributed to a truck accident include the trucking company, a third-party loader, a mechanic, the truck manufacturer, a manufacturer of a truck component, and other drivers. Your lawyer should bring all potentially responsible parties into the lawsuit to improve the likelihood of recovering your full scope of damages.

The theory of liability will depend on the defendant’s role and the surrounding facts. It may be possible to hold a trucking company vicariously liable for a truck driver’s negligence by showing that the truck driver was in the course and scope of their employment with the trucking company. It may also be possible to hold a trucking company directly liable for negligently hiring, training, or supervising a driver.

Generally, commercial vehicles have commercial liability insurance policies with significant liability coverage. Trucking companies and insurers have teams of lawyers, investigators and adjusters whose job it is to protect the company from risk and avoid paying out large settlements or verdicts. The greater the potential damages, the more that they resist their obligation to victims. Accordingly, insurers for truck drivers and trucking companies may try to look for ways in which you were at fault, even when the liability of their insured is clear. They may ignore harmful evidence or may stall on turning over important evidence, such as black box records. Often, they investigate immediately after an accident. You should make sure to retain an attorney to represent you soon after an accident so that your attorney has a chance to investigate the scene promptly as well.

Retain a Skillful Tractor-Trailer Accident Attorney in Asheville, Greenville and Spartanburg

If you are concerned about whether it makes financial sense to hire an attorney to represent you after a truck crash, please call Grimes Teich Anderson. We meet with potential clients for free to discuss their options, and we can explain the details of attorney fees in truck accident cases. We represent victims throughout North Carolina and South Carolina, including in Asheville, Rutherfordton, Franklin, Waynesville, Greenville, Spruce Pine, Gaffney, and Spartanburg. Call our attorneys at 1-800-533-6845 or reach us through our online form.

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*Each case is different, so not all information on this website, as well as some which may not be provided, will apply to every case. Because the facts and relevant laws are different from case to case, Grimes Teich Anderson does not guarantee that the outcome, results, or experiences with one lawyer or one case will be similar to another.

Except for Employment Law Cases, Attorney's fees are a percentage of the entire recovery and will be deducted before other expenses. In addition to the fee in these cases, Client will be responsible for litigation expenses, which will either be deducted from the recovery or paid by the client. Some Employment Law Cases may be handled on a contingency fee basis and others handled on an hourly basis, where the client is billed for the hours spent on the case. Based on our experience, we will advise you of the most appropriate fee arrangement in Employment Law cases.

Material on this website is for information purposes and is not legal advice.

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