Lawyers Bill Based on a Percentage of up to One-Third of the Recovery or By Hourly Rate
A Lawyers legal fees are regulated by the Law Society of BC and as a result you will find many lawyer fees are paid on a percentage of what is recovered and usually not more than 33 1/3 % for car accident cases. Lawyers hired for ICBC claims are typically paid at the end of the case so there are no up front legal fees.
Most claimants can expect to be able to hire a lawyer without having to pay any money up front. As in most other professions, the amount of your legal fee will also depend on the experience of the lawyer. An experienced Vancouver personal injury lawyer familiar with the laws governing ICBC claims will often be worth much more than the cost and can bring a successfully resolution to the claim.
I have been a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver since 1995 and have had many happy clients over the years. How much the lawyer is paid is always made clear when we start our relationship. And the cost of legal assistance is almost always worth it, with my law firm more than 9 out of 10 of our ICBC claimants successfully obtain money settlements or court awards.
Learn more about legal fees and watch our short video on hiring a personal injury lawyer in BC .
Posted by Mr. Renn A. Holness, B.A. LL.B.