Many people who likely have a legitimate reason to file a lawsuit may hesitate because they worry about attorney’s fees. If not being unreasonable to worry about this. Attorneys are highly educated, very qualified and, like any other individual who can say that about themselves, their services can come at a significant price. Attorneys who handle personal injury claims generally work with their clients in a way that allows them to provide them with top-notch legal representation, whether or not those clients have money on hand. The way this works is that the attorney takes a very real risk on the case.
No Win, No Pay
The contingency agreement is one of the most favorable agreements possible for a client. Under such an agreement, and attorney agrees to waive any legal fees resulting from taking a case to court if that attorney fails to win compensation for their clients. This means that, if the lawsuit loses, the client loses nothing in terms of money.
A lawsuit can be won a couple of different ways. First, the jury may decide to award all or part of the money that the plaintiff is seeking in the lawsuit. This, obviously, would count as a win. The second way that lawsuits are won is when the defendant offers a settlement to the plaintiff so that the defendant can avoid paying court fees themselves, which is usually done if the defendant is certain that they are going to lose the case.
If a case wins in either of these ways, the attorney’s fees will be taken out of the total sum collected from the jury award or the settlement.
The attorney doesn’t keep any secrets about their fees. They’ll let the client know what their current bill is and the client will always be aware of how much they’re paying the attorney for their fees. In some lawsuits, the attorney will go ahead and tackle legal fees onto the jury award being sought. This is a good way to make certain that the client gets all of the money that they are due and that the attorney gets paid at the same time.
You can afford a lawyer with contingency fees. Even if an accident, an incident of medical malpractice or some other hardship has left you in dire financial straits, an attorney who works on a contingency basis will be able to help you if you have a good case.