You Will Receive MORE Money — Not Less — Even After Paying the Legal Fee

By not having an attorney, you will end up with less money, even though your lawyer will be paid from the settlement. This is because people without attorneys receive only 10% – 20% of the value of the claim (measured by the ultimate yardstick, namely the amount that a jury would award after a trial). In other words, the insurance company ends up keeping 80% – 90% of your money for itself.

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With an attorney, however, you will receive more money because the insurance company has to pay 100% of the value of the claim — not just 10% or 20% of it. This means that you will receive 67% of the value of the claim. The other 33% will go to your attorney, assuming his fee is that much. This 67% is obviously several times more than the “do-it-yourselfer’s” 10% – 20%. (Remember also that with or without a lawyer, you also have to pay for costs.)

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