As Louisiana personal injury attorneys, our firm only collects a fee if WE WIN or SETTLE your case.

Our fees are contingent on us recovering MONEY for YOU – if we do not obtain a recovery for you, then you owe no fees. ZERO. Nothing.

What is a Contingency Fee?

A contingency fee is a sum of money that a lawyer receives only if the case is won.

It is usually a percentage of the settlement or verdict amount.

What Percentage Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Charge in Louisiana?

The standard percentage among most accident attorneys varies greatly, though 30% to 40% is a common range.

Some car accident attorneys charge a lower percentage at first, but then increase (sometimes greatly) the percentage that they take if a personal injury lawsuit is filed rather than settling the insurance claim. Be sure to ask if the fee changes, and if so, to what? At LJBLegal, our fee percentage remains the same. We're not tempted to drag out the process and file suit, holding out for a higher fee percentage if it's in our client's best interest to settle.

Some firms ask you to pay an amount upfront as a retainer or set-up fee. At our law firm, you don't have to pay anything upfront, and you only pay us out of your settlement or verdict award.

In every case, our goal is to obtain enough money so our clients' damages are fully covered after our fees are paid.

You really have nothing to lose by hiring a car accident lawyer to represent you!

We are working-class, hard-working LSU fans. We never thought we'd have to sue people either, but no one should fight the insurance companies alone.

Is it Worth Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney After An Accident?

The majority of consumers think that if they do get a lawyer, the lawyer will get a big portion of their money so they won’t end up with much.

However, a study by the Insurance Research Council found people who hired lawyers received THREE TIMES more than claimants without lawyers. And that's AFTER they took out the lawyer's fees.

The Insurance Research Council has also found that 85 percent of all insurance payouts for bodily injury claims went to people who had hired an attorney. This research shows that having an attorney can translate to your claim being approved and for more money.

Another study by came to similar conclusions. Their study found that 91 percent of survey participants received a payout when they had a lawyer, compared to just 51 percent who did not have a lawyer. It also found results consistent with IRC's. Even after deducting the lawyer’s contingency fee, claimants who had a lawyer walked away with about three times more compensation than those who did not have legal representation for their claim.

And none of that accounts for the value of having this stress taken off of your shoulders.

  • We will communicate with the insurance company for you.
  • We will navigate the complex legal system.
  • We will provide you with the resources you need.
  • You do not have to go through this alone.

If you were hurt in a car accident, our personal injury team is here to help you at every stage of your claim. Call us now at 985-240-9773.

The LJB Guarantee

If you are dissatisfied with our services after 30 days, we'll give you your whole file and not charge you anything. 

Loyd J. Bourgeois
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Accident, injury, and disability attorney serving Luling, Metairie, New Orleans, and South Louisiana