We Only Get Paid If We Win
Get a personal injury lawyer who works on contingency
“Contingency” is a type of fee structure that is mostly applied to personal injury cases like car accidents, slip and falls, and defective products. Note that contingency fees do not apply to our estate planning work.
No money down
When personal injury lawyers like us work on contingency, you aren’t going to have to pull out your checkbook or make a bank withdrawal to get us on your side. Lawyers on contingency do not charge a retainer or hourly rate for their legal services. Our fee is calculated into your final settlement or verdict and paid for by the at-fault parties and insurance companies — not you.
If we don’t win, you pay nothing for our services.
Even after the attorney is paid, studies show that people who hire lawyers get larger recoveries than those who try to take on the insurance companies by themselves. In other words, you can always afford to hire a good lawyer. The question is whether you can afford not to.
Contingency fee vs. pro bono
People occasionally confuse contingency fees with pro bono representation.
In both situations, there are no retainer fees or hourly rates for services. The difference between the two is significant, however. When a lawyer works on contingency, they get their fee at the end of a successful case. There is no payment for pro bono work.
The term “pro bono” is derived from a Latin phrase that means “for the public good.” In the U.S. lawyers are encouraged to provide 50 hours per year of free legal services, usually to low-income people or nonprofits that serve the poor.
Contingency fee work isn’t free, it’s paid for based on the recovery. We work this way because we need revenue to cover our expenses and provide the resources we need to help other injured people in need of help.
Talk to an attorney about your legal options and costs
Before we start working on your case, we will review our contingency fee agreement, including the fee percentage (usually one-third) and which costs you may be responsible for. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the fee agreement and walk you through the legal process.