I had a discussion the other day with a potential client. He had talked to another attorney who was willing to take the case for a lower percentage. The difference was about 5%. He wanted to know if I would “price match.” I didn’t.
Why? There are a lot of reasons. Some of the basic ones are that you get what you pay for. You can hire an attorney who charges less. But, think about it this way. If the lower price attorney gets you $10,000 for your case, and charges 25%, then you get $7,500. However, if the more expensive attorney gets you $12,000 for your case and takes 30%, then you get $8,400. That is another $900 in your pocket. That makes a difference.
And in my experience, newer attorneys or less experienced personal injury attorneys are competing on price. That should not be the criteria you use in hiring an attorney. I have produced a free report that you can get by emailing me. While this issue is not in the report, it is one more thing to keep in mind when hiring an attorney.