A misconception that many people have regarding personal injury lawyer fees is that they cannot afford them. Due to this false belief, some people who have suffered personal injury and deserve compensation fail to contact an attorney to represent them.
The lawyers at our office, along with many other lawyers, operate on a contingent fee. This means that as the client, you do not need to pay for our services until a settlement is reached.
So how do you pay the lawyer? At the beginning of the case, they will present an agreed-upon percentage of the settlement that they will take as their fee. This amount will cover all of the time they put into your case, all of the fees they paid throughout, and many other things.
If a settlement is not reached, then you will not be responsible to pay the lawyer. Our office would not want to put clients in the position in which they would have to owe money that they do not have, which is why the contingent fee works well for us. This fact also shows you just how determined your lawyer will be in ensuring that you receive a fair settlement. They will not want to work on your case for free, so you can know that your lawyer is doing everything they can to make sure you receive compensation.
To learn more about the contingent fee or how a lawyer can help with your case, call our office at 800.637.8170. Our lawyers can explain the legal process, the services they provide, as well as an evaluation of your case.