For personal injury cases, we charge a contingency fee. That is typical for most law firms. Contingency fees can be confusing so we explained how they work below.

What is a contingency fee?

A contingency fee means that you don’t pay for our time or work on your case unless you recover damages through settlement or at trial. If we are not successful in obtaining any money or award for your case, you will not owe us a fee for our time or work. While we cannot guarantee any particular outcome in a case, it is important to us that you understand how we are compensated and how it could impact your potential recovery.  During our initial visit, we will explain how contingency fee arrangements work in general and more specifically with respect to your case.

How is a contingency calculated?

Our contingency fee for most cases is 1/3 (or 33.3%), though we may charge a slightly higher fee for unusually complex or difficult cases.  You may find that other law firms charge a higher contingency fee or increase their fees if you decide to go to trial. We don’t do that.

Why do We charge a contingency fee instead of charging by the hour?

For injury claims, we know that the most of people can’t afford to pay an hourly rate to bring a claim against the deep pockets of big corporation or an insurance company. For that reason, we take all personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis that is agreed upon at the outset of each case.

Visit our personal injury prices page for more information.

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