How much does it cost to get a lawyer for a car accident in Japan?
Why should I hire a lawyer for a car accident?
Traffic accidents are some of the most common problems that affect our society, and most victims think they can handle the legal proceedings and negotiations that come with dealing with insurance companies by themselves.
However, to properly handle the legal problems that come with traffic accidents, it’s better to have someone who specializes in the field take care of it.
It requires a lot of specialized knowledge such as: knowledge of medical care, knowledge of insurance, experience with determining appropriate negligence, and knowledge of how to get recognition for a residual disability.
It is not uncommon for victims and their families to deal with the situation on their own without consulting a specialist, resulting in irreparable consequences.
Reaching out to a lawyer to get help with your traffic accident legal needs might seem intimidating, but it is absolutely worth the time and effort. In many cases, just consulting with a lawyer can create the best way to a good solution for you.
Can I get a free consultation with a lawyer in Japan?
Yes. Our office provides free consultations for traffic accident victims.
We offer several ways for you to contact us for free. For business trip visit consultations, a lawyer will individually guide you to certain cases after using other consultation methods. For in person consultation that requires a lawyer to travel, we will individually guide you to certain cases after using other consultation methods.
① Consult a lawyer for free on the phone
② Consult a lawyer for free on LINE
③ Consult a lawyer for free via email
④ Consult a lawyer for free at our office
⑤ Consult a lawyer when they come to visit you
What should I keep in mind when consulting a lawyer?
If you prepare the materials you’ll need for your consultation, such as a medical certificate, you can bring them with you and get professional advice much more smoothly and quickly.
However, even if you don’t have your documents with you, you still might be able to receive consultation from one of our lawyers about the approximate amount of compensation you can receive and the procedures to get it.
Every victim deserves a good consultation, so why not get yours by talking with a lawyer for just 5 or 10 minutes? It’s no obligation, so you can test the waters for yourself!
I have decided to hire a lawyer. How much will it cost?
If you decide to engage one of our lawyers after your consultation, you will pay lawyer fees for their service. These fees are only paid after the case is successfully resolved, and if your insurance includes a special lawyer fee contract then you will not have to pay anything at all!
The fees are summarized in the table below:
For example, if your total compensation is 6,000,000 yen, then your lawyer fees will be 600,000 yen + 200,000 yen + tax, plus any travel and personal expenses (such as postage fees, accommodation fees, etc).
If, in an extremely rare case, your compensation ends up being less than 200,000 yen, we will only take 50% of your total compensation as lawyer fees. For example, if your total compensation is 200,000 yen, you lawyer fees will be 100,000 + tax, plus any travel and personal expenses. Either way, you will never pay for one of our lawyers out of your own pocket.
This page is intended to be used for informational purposes only and should not be a substitute for obtaining professional legal advice.