If you’ve been injured in an accident and think you may have the basis for an accident claim, retaining a personal injury attorney can be intimidating. Questions may arise, such as: How much will their services cost? What happens if they don’t win your case? Can you get a personal injury attorney to represent you on a contingency basis if your case may not be worth that much?
The answers to those questions depend on the personal injury attorney you hire to represent you. All attorney-client agreements differ from one law firm to another and from one case to the next. Let’s discuss how contingency arrangements work so you can decide what is best for you in your situation.
What Is a Contingency Fee Arrangement?
When you enter into a contingency fee arrangement with a personal injury attorney, the attorney’s fees are based on the outcome of your case. Your personal injury attorney will only be paid if they win your accident case or secure a settlement on your behalf. If your attorney does not succeed in winning or settling your personal injury claim, you will not be required to pay them a dime.
Common Types of Personal Injury Cases on Contingency
Accident victims face an onslaught of medical bills in the aftermath of the accident, from expenses for hospital stays and surgeries to the fees for doctor appointments, rehabilitation services, and more. Many individuals just do not have the financial means to pay the upfront costs related to hiring legal representation for their accident case. Working with a personal injury attorney on a contingency fee basis may be a desirable option.
Common types of personal injury cases that may work on a contingency basis include:
- Car Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Pedestrian accidents
- Dog Bite Accidents
Personal injury laws protect individuals injured in accidents caused by another person’s negligent actions. One party must be at fault in order to hold that party accountable and recover compensation. An experienced personal injury attorney will review your case and determine whether the legal standard of negligence can be met.
Understanding Contingency Fee Arrangements
Before working with an attorney on a contingency fee basis for your personal injury case, it is important to fully understand what that type of arrangement means. Instead of paying your attorney a standard hourly rate or any upfront costs related to your case, your attorney will pay those fees, which may include court fees, costs to file, fees for expert witnesses, and any other expenses related to presenting your personal injury case. Once your case is settled or won in a jury verdict, you then pay your attorney an agreed-upon percentage of that compensation to reimburse them for the expenses they paid on your behalf and their fee.
At Cullotta Bravo Law, No Personal Injury Case Is Too Small
At Cullotta Bravo Law, we handle all of our client’s personal injury claims on a contingency basis, regardless of how much you think your case may or may not be worth. If our attorneys do not help you reach a settlement in your case, you will not be required to pay any attorney fees. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, our experienced personal injury attorneys in Chicago and Aurora, IL are ready to fight on your behalf to recover the compensation you deserve for your accident injuries. And you can rest easy knowing that you will not pay a penny until your case has been won.
To learn more about our contingency fee arrangements and services, contact the personal injury attorneys at Cullotta Bravo Law to schedule a free consultation or call 630-898-7800. Our dedicated team has focused on personal injury cases for over 30 years, fighting for accident victims in Aurora and Naperville, Illinois, to recover the compensation they deserve.