Dallas, TX asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Louisiana

Q: If your settlement is 100,000 and you pay 1/3 percent and 2/3 percent out of the 100,000 how much should be left.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: This is something you need to discuss with your attorney in Louisiana, but your post remains open for a week. If your settlement is $100,000 and you pay 1/3 (presumably for attorney fees), the remainder would 2/3 of $100,000, or $66-plus thousand dollars. But you really need to speak to your attorney instead of going by the simple arithmetic of someone here who knows nothing about your case. Your attorney can explain to you that before funds are released to you, out-of-pocket disbursements (court filing fees, process server fees, etc.) must be deducted. Also, if you have any liens (for instance, medical providers who agreed to treat you upon assurances they would be paid upon settlement of your case), those need to be satisfied. That's why you should speak with your attorney - there's probably a lot more to a $100,000 case than simply dividing by thirds. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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