JoDa wrote:I'm not a lawyer and every state has different rules. But, IME and with what you've said, you'll probably want to look for an attorney who will work on hours or a flat fee instead of a percentage of recovery. There are no major injuries here. Maybe a little bit of lost wages due to being out a vehicle, but nothing major on that front. Pain, suffering, and lost wages are where the guys who work on contingency make their money. A lawyer who bills hourly or a flat fee will just file to have the losing party pay his fees. You may want to ask your insurance company...they have firms who do recovery for them when they pay out but someone else is at fault, and they can point you their direction. Some are big firms who wouldn't take an individual case, but some are smaller guys who would be happy to do it. I can't imagine that the person who actually showed up in small claims to get my money back from my neighbor when she caused damage to my house was so "big" they wouldn't take an individual case...they were showing up over just a couple thousand dollars (and, yeah, she's a real gem to not just pay up and actually make them go through with suing her)! Never hurts to ask.
Thanks! I will definitely let my brother know that!