CAN MY ACCIDENT LAWYER TAKE FEE FROM PIP?

Hello my name is Robert slam personal injury lawyer here in dallas texas and in this video i want to talk to you about a question that commonly comes up and that is whether or not my lawyer should take a fee out of my personal injury protection in answering this question you have to understand whether or not the p.i.p is actually being credited to your claim and that comes up in two different scenarios for instance if you’re injured in a car accident and the other driver is at fault then the p.i.p is not credited to your claim that is if your case is worth ten thousand dollars and you have two thousand five hundred dollars in p.i.p benefits then you would be entitled to collect twelve thousand five hundred dollars from your insurance under the p.i.p as well as the other drivers insurance for the full value of your claim the second issue is whether or not the p IP is being credited to the claim for instance if it’s an uninsured motorist claim let’s say you’re involved in an accident with somebody who has no insurance now you’re making a claim under your uninsured motorist claim if that’s the case then your insurance company is entitled to take a credit for the p.i.p that they pay you so if your case is worth ten thousand dollars then you would be able to collect two thousand five hundred dollars in p.i.p as well as seventy five hundred dollars in uninsured motorist benefits to equal the full ten thousand dollars you don’t get the PIP as extra money it is actually part of the uninsured motorist claim so I hope you can see the difference where the p.i.p is part of your claim and where it is actually extra money in those cases where the p.i.p is part of the claim i think the attorney is well justified in taking a fee from the p.i.p in those cases where the p.i.p is actually extra money whether or not the lawyer should take a fee out of it is really something that is to be judged on a case-by-case basi it’s something you should discuss with your lawyers so i can see in beware for instance if the P IP is a relatively small amount like if your case is worth a hundred thousand dollars and there’s only twenty five hundred dollars in p.i.p then your lawyer shouldn’t take a fee from that p IP money but in those situations where the P IP is a significant part of the case even though it’s extra money it’s like like for instance if the case is worth five thousand dollars and they collect 25 hundred dollars in p.i.p for a total amount of seventy five hundred dollars your lawyer may have to work extra hard and getting that seventy five hundred dollars to work that is to get all the doctors paid off and to negotiate all the medical bills as much as possible so I can see a situation where the lawyer would be justified in taking a fee from the p.i.p but whether or not your lawyer should take a fee from the P IP is something that you should discuss with your lawyer the contract that you signwith your lawyer more likely than not is going to say that the Lord can take a fee from all amounts that are recovered which would include p.i.p but you ought to be able to talk to your lawyer and try to work that out before the case settles and gets dispersed I hope this video was helpful to you and of course if you ever have any questions feel free to call me 2 1 4 3 2 18 to 25 you.

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