Contingency Fees

All of our partnering attorneys working a contingency fee basis, which means the attorneys only get paid if they secure a settlement or win a verdict. The fee is typically a percentage of the amount recovered, usually ranging from 30% to 40%, depending on the complexity of the case and the agreement between the client and the attorney.

Benefits of Contingency Fees

  1. No Upfront Costs: One of the most significant benefits is that clients do not have to pay any upfront fees. This is particularly important for individuals who may not have the financial resources to pay an attorney by the hour. It allows anyone, regardless of economic status, to have access to legal representation.
  2. Risk Mitigation for Clients: Since the lawyer only gets paid if they win, they are generally motivated to take on cases they believe they can win. This arrangement also means that if the case is unsuccessful, the client does not owe the lawyer any legal fees, reducing the financial risk for the client.
  3. Aligned Interests: The contingency fee structure aligns the interests of the lawyer and the client. Since the lawyer’s payment depends on the success of the case, they are likely to be highly motivated to achieve the best possible outcome. This can lead to more diligent preparation and advocacy.
  4. No Billable Hours: Clients do not have to worry about accumulating billable hours. In traditional hourly billing, costs can quickly become overwhelming, especially in complex cases that require significant amounts of time and legal work.
  5. Encourages Efficient Resolution: Lawyers working on a contingency basis might be incentivized to resolve cases efficiently to receive payment sooner, which can benefit clients eager to conclude their legal matters.
  6. Expert Representation Accessible: This payment arrangement makes it feasible for individuals to hire highly qualified lawyers who might otherwise be out of reach financially. This is particularly important in personal injury cases, where the quality of the lawyer can significantly impact the settlement amount or verdict.

Overall, contingency fees make legal services more accessible to those who may need them most, providing an opportunity for justice regardless of an individual’s financial circumstances. This can be particularly crucial in personal injury cases, where injury victims might be facing significant medical expenses, loss of income, and other associated damages that resulted from the accident.