What Fee Do Personal Injury Lawyers Take?
by Christian Scranton
If you’re in the unfortunate position to need a personal injury lawyer, you will most likely want to maximize your personal injury payout. After all, a personal injury can be an expensive matter. As well as medical bills, you may have to cover time off work to recover and even household help to keep on top of housework and childcare. You’ll probably be wondering how big of a slice your personal injury lawyer will be taking.
The good news is that the personal injury lawyers here at Scranton Law work on a contingency basis. This means that their payment is conditional: if you don’t win your case, you don’t pay a fee. This model has a number of benefits for the plaintiff. Firstly, this means that the lawyer won’t drag you into a case that they don’t believe can win just so they can charge you a high hourly rate. If your lawyer has taken your case, they believe that the time they’re putting in will pay off, so you can be confident that they’ll do everything they can. Pursuing a legal case or negotiating a settlement is expensive, so it’s a great risk for the law firm to take on a case using this model. This really creates an atmosphere of trust between the lawyer and client: you know deep down that your lawyer has your best interests at heart and wants you to win.
Each case involves a settlement worksheet with transparent, easy to understand information about the percentage of your final settlement intended to cover legal fees. You will be completely aware of all your payment obligations before you incur any fees, and will only ever be asked to sign an agreement on a no-win no-fee basis.
The contingency fee model is great for people that may not be able to afford legal representation by the hour. You get all the benefits of reliable legal advice and a fully qualified lawyer fighting your corner but without the prospect of making a loss if your case is unsuccessful.
Lastly, advice is always free here at Scranton Law Firm. If you’ve recently been the victim of a personal injury, you can approach us for a free no-obligation consultation so we can assess your situation and determine whether you have a case. Together, we’ll look at how best to approach your case to maximize your settlement or payout so you can regain control over your situation and reduce your stress levels.