Why Contingency Fees Benefit You
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 to recovery!