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How Much Will It Cost to Have a Personal Injury Attorney Help Me?

We often hear people say they would never hire an attorney if they’ve been in a car accident because attorneys are just too expensive.  We understand why taking the step to hire an attorney can feel like a big undertaking, and we respect that. We would like to address the issue of fees, however, and clear up some misconceptions.  

First of all, at Ritchie Reiersen Law in Ellensburg, we work on what is called a contingency fee.  This means that we don’t get paid – not even a penny – unless we win your case for your. How is this arrangement beneficial for you?  We know we won’t have an income unless your claim gets successfully settled – this gives us extra incentive to dedicate ourselves completely to your case.

A contingency fee means you don’t have to come up with a hefty retainer to hire us – in fact, there is no money upfront from you.  We front the costs of the case, which once again gives us extra incentive to win your case for you so we can be reimbursed for our expenses after a successful settlement.  

With a contingency fee arrangement, everything will be explained and put in writing.  There will be no surprise expenses at the end of your case. You know what we will do and what our fee will be at the end of a successful settlement.  You can proceed with filing your claim with the confidence that we have your best interests at heart.

Years of working with the insurance industry has taught us that the settlement offers are larger and more favorable to the injured party when an attorney is involved on their behalf.  Often when an individual handles their own case, they end up settling early for a small amount of money simply because they don’t have a full understanding of how the system works. Even when you consider the fee that we will receive at the end of the case, most clients still end up with a more favorable outcome when they have a personal injury attorney on their side than they would have if they had proceeded on their own. 

If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of someone else, call the personal injury attorneys at Ritchie Reiersen Law in Ellensburg today.  We have years of experience and we would be honored to help you receive the compensation you deserve. Call (509) 658-7000 today to set up a free consultation.

5 Reasons to Hire Ritchie Reiersen Personal Injury Auto Accident Attorneys

  1. Because we deal with car accident claims on a daily basis, we know the best way to successfully work with insurance companies.
  2. While we do the hard work, you take time to focus on healing.
  3. We will be diligent in our pursuit of justice on your behalf, and will fight for your right to be compensated for the injuries you sustained and the damages you incurred.
  4. We don’t cost you anything unless we win your case for you and get you a settlement you agree to accept.
  5. Insurance companies have lawyers working for them – you should have an attorney working hard to protect your rights, too!

 

Call Ritchie Reiersen Law today at (509) 658-7000 to set up your free consultation appointment.  We know that the path ahead after a car accident can feel overwhelming. We want you to know that you don’t have to walk that path alone. 

How Do I Know Which Car Accident Attorney To Hire?

Car accidents can cause incredible problems and stress in life.  Sometimes the injuries are so major and the insurance companies are being so difficult to work with that you feel the need to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney.  But looking through the white pages and doing a search on Google will give you more names than you can count. How do you know who to trust?  

At Ritchie Reiersen Law, we think it is important to do the following as you’re searching for the right attorney for you:

  • Ask for recommendations.

    Ask friends, family, medical providers, and anyone else you can think of who they have heard of or have used and would recommend.  This is a great first step to narrowing down the numbers.

  • Read reviews from previous clients.

    It can feel tedious, but read reviews on web pages, Facebook, Yelp, etc.  Previous clients are usually pretty honest – especially if they’ve had a negative experience. 

  • Free consultation

    Most personal injury lawyers will offer a free consultation. This is your opportunity to interview them.  If you have concerns about them or you just don’t “click”, keep looking.

  • Make sure they specialize in your type of case

    You wouldn’t see a dentist if you have a broken arm, even though he is a doctor.  Likewise, make sure you see an attorney who specializes in your type of case – a divorce lawyer wouldn’t be your best option to settle a car accident claim.

At Ritchie Reiersen Law in Ellensburg, we want our clients to feel completely comfortable working with us.  We strive to treat each client and their family the way we want to be treated – with compassion and respect.  We understand that each case is not the same and we honor the unique experiences our clients have had. We are able to tailor each case to fit the needs of each client.  We believe our clients have the right to fair and proper compensation for the injuries they have endured, and we are relentless in our pursuit of justice on your behalf. Call us today at (509) 658-7000 to schedule an appointment with a personal injury attorney.

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