Atlanta, GA asked in Personal Injury and Legal Malpractice for Georgia

Q: What is the maximum amount of money a personal injury lawyer can take from a client's settlement?

My personal injury attorney gave me check for approximately $200 from the $10,000 insurance settlement check He did not tell me before filing the law suit in court, that I would receive less than $500 for my injuries, pain, and suffering. He encouraged me to discontinue using the therapy prescribed by my doctor in order to sign a contract for medical care with a clinic used by his law firm. The clinic discontinues the business six months after I concluded their required 20 treatments. Once he received the $10,000 check he withdrew his services and advised me to continue the law suit as a pro bono plaintiff.

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William C. Head
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  • Sandy Springs, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Medical and treatment costs come out of YOUR part. This sounds like what happened.

This is not a fee. It is a cost item.

That is why we do not take these small claims.

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