I provide all legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means when you hire me for your personal injury case, you pay nothing up front for attorney’s fees or costs. In plain language, it means I don’t get paid until you do. If I do not obtain a recovery on your behalf, then I do not collect any fees or reimbursement. You owe me nothing.
Studies have shown personal injury victims, represented by qualified attorneys, recover much more – even after paying attorney fees – than individuals who do not hire a qualified attorney. If I take your case it is because I am confident that I will be able to achieve a positive outcome. And regardless of the outcome, I abide by a policy that I would like other firms to adopt: I will never, ever, take more money (our fee) than you receive. If my percentage works out to be more than your recovery for you and your bills, then I will reduce my contingency fee so that I do not earn more in attorney fees than you are awarded.
I encourage you to do your research and find the lawyer that is right for you.
Unfortunately, many attorneys have begun to rely on deceptive marketing practices that lead prospective clients to believe that they will pay a smaller percentage of their recovery than what another attorney might charge. Be very careful when you see these ads. Often the fine print will tell a much different story – one that clients only discover after the percentage has risen from 25% to 40% or even higher! Usually, those low percentage rates only apply in the event that your case resolves in an unrealistically short period of time. “Unexpected delays” and “Defense tactics” are blamed but the bottom line is that clients rarely get the benefit of these schedule-dependent and upwardly mobile percentages.