When an individual is the victim of a serious accident, one of their main
concerns is recovering after the event. Catastrophic accidents cause severe
injuries requiring immediate medical care and attention. No one can plan
for an auto, motorcycle or truck accident, so many people do not have
the financial or legal resources readily available. It is not until weeks
later that people realize how expensive medical treatment can be. They
wonder how can they afford the legal services they need. This is where
the contingency fee model works in your favor.
What is a Contingency Fee?
You may hear attorneys say they work on a contingency fee basis, but what
does that mean? It is an agreement between an attorney and client stating
that the usual attorney fee
s does not have to be paid unless they reach a settlement. Usually when
an attorney wins, they collect on average 33% of the verdict or settlement,
as approved by the Florida Bar. If the attorney fails to reach a settlement,
the client does not have to pay a fee.
This fee model allows individuals, who normally could not afford lawyers,
to have access to legal representation. Nothing needs to be paid up front,
which can be a relief when an accident occurs as a result of someone else’s
fault. Additionally, because the attorney will receive nothing if they
lose, it is an incentive for them to work harder for their clients.
At The Pittman Firm, P.A., we understand how complicated being involved
in an accident can be caused by someone else’s negligence. We understand
the financial burden and we are here to help. Our contingency fee is such
that you do not pay unless we reach a settlement. Our Florida personal
injury attorneys have more than 30 years experience fighting on behalf
of accident victims. We diligently work your case and are invested in
your success. Call today for a free consultation and take the first steps