If I hire you as my attorney for my car accident, how much does it cost?

Personal Injury matters are handled on a contingency basis. We charge 33 1/3% of any recovery if resolved 30 days before trial, after that time the fee shifts to 40%. This fee represents the large amount of time it takes to finish preparing for trial and actually trying the case in Court. We do not recover a fee for your case if the case does not settle or we do not prevail in Court.

While there is no fee for an unsuccessful case, Virginia law requires clients to be responsible for the costs involved in their cases regardless of the outcome. What this means is that the costs associated with your case, such as fees for medical records, filing fees, expert witness fees, court reporting fees and the like must ultimately be paid by you. When we take you as a client, we advance these fees pending the conclusion of the matter. We do not charge you interest on those advanced fees. If the matter is successful, they are taken out of the settlement or paid judgment. If the case is not successful, we work with you to pay off whatever costs have been accrued. As with all things involving your case, we go over the details with you every step of the way.

Kellam T. Parks
Managing Member of Parks Zeigler, PLLC