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What do Lawyers Get From a Car Accident Settlement?

Car accidents can be a traumatic and overwhelming experience, not only for the victim but also for their family and loved ones. There were over 2.1 million car crashes in 2020 alone. In the aftermath of a car accident, victims may experience emotional trauma and financial difficulties. It is crucial to seek the help of a car accident lawyer to ensure that compensation is received for losses, injuries, and expenses. As a law firm, we at Robert J. DeBry & Associates understand car accident victims’ challenges and work hard to ensure they receive the justice they deserve. But what exactly do car accident lawyers get from a settlement?

Contingent Fees

A contingent fee compensates car accident lawyers upon winning a case. A contingency fee allows financial safety for clients who do not have the initial financial means for a lawyer. Additionally, the motivations of the lawyer and the client align as they both aim to win. 


Car accident lawyers typically receive reimbursement for expenses related to the case. Court fees, expert witness fees, and other costs incurred while working on the case increase the settlement amount. Therefore, this ensures that the lawyer can cover the costs of pursuing the case without the victim having to pay out of pocket.


In addition to the contingency fee and reimbursement of expenses, car accident lawyers may also receive costs associated with the case. These costs include filing fees, deposition costs, and other costs related to the case. However, these costs are typically paid out of the settlement or judgment award and are not paid by the client. 


At Robert J. DeBry & Associates, we understand the importance of obtaining fair compensation for car accident victims. As your car accident lawyer, we work hard to ensure that you are fully compensated for your losses and expenses and that we are fairly paid for our time and efforts. For more information on how we can help, please visit


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