Ask around. Talk to the attorney you are dealing with about his fee. Fees usually range between 33 1/3 to 40 percent but can vary from attorney to attorney and case to case. Ask these questions: How qualified is the attorney? Is he or she going to cover the expenses during the lawsuit? Is there a fee for assisting you in getting your car fixed? Is the percentage on the gross recovery or the net, after expenses are paid? Satisfy yourself you have an attorney worthy of your trust and much of everything else will fall into place.
One of the issues that arise when someone is injured in a car wreck is the repair or replacement of their car.
Normally, a person is entitled to the replacement cost of his or her vehicle if it’s been totaled. If the car can be fixed, the insurance company should pay for the cost of repairs, plus the cost for a rental car for the necessary time to make the repairs. If the repairs don’t bring the car up to its previous condition, the insurance company owes for its diminished value. You have the right to complete repairs with new parts. Payment for loss of use of a vehicle is normally limited to the required time for making repairs. However, if the insurance company caused additional delay in replacement or repair of your vehicle, it may be responsible for the cost of the rental car during the delay.