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I was hit by a pick up while in a crosswalk.

2 Answers. Asked on Jul 31st, 2017 on Personal Injury - California
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I've been advised to retain an attorney. my inquiry to one lawyer ended in a quote for fees in the amount of 1/3 of the settlement. That seems high. Is this standard? Should I negotiate?
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Answered on Aug 01st, 2017 at 8:32 AM

That is usually a standard fee. But your contract should state that the attorneys fees will not exceed your net recovery (and adjustable). Meaning - whatever goes into your pocket the attorney fees will be less than that amount. 

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Answered on Aug 01st, 2017 at 7:24 AM

Attorney fees are not set by statue and you care free to negotiate the fee your attorney is charging you. However, most PI lawyers charge between .30 -.40% depending on when the case settles.

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