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If you have been injured in an accident, and you want to hire a personal injury lawyer to get the maximum compensation possible, you are probably wondering how much it will cost to hire a personal injury lawyer. A personal injury attorney works on a contingency fee, which means:
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Hello, my name is attorney Frank Penny, and this is the Legal Minute. What does a personal injury attorney charge? A personal injury attorney works on a contingency fee. Meaning the lawyer only gets paid if there’s a settlement or a judgment. The typical fee percentage is one-third of the settlement if obtained before the courts are involved. The fee percentage for minors 25 percent. If there is no settlement amount, then there is no fee.
Tort liability in personal injury cases is most often based on acts of negligence, but there are exceptions. Sometimes the responsible party is held to the strict liability tort standard, meaning that a finding of negligence or malicious intent is not required. The most common types of strict liability tort cases are based on: Product […]
A negligence-based lawsuit against a school can have unique complications, depending on the type of institution it is. Overall, teachers, school administrators, and other staff have a “duty of care,” meaning they must take reasonable steps to avoid and prevent circumstances likely to cause personal injury to a student. Some reasons you might want to […]
In February of this year, a bill was introduced by Assembly Member Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) that would have made it illegal for law enforcement officials to engage in “motorcycle profiling.” The successful passing of this bill likely would have had a significant impact on future California motorcycle accident cases. Co-authored by Speaker Pro Tempore Kevin Mullin (D-South […]