It should not cost you and your family anything out of your pocket to sue someone when you’ve been injured in an accident. Our law firm represents injury victims based on contingency fees, which means we get paid only after securing a settlement or verdict in the case. If we do not successfully recover compensation for our client, we will not get paid.
You may be able to file a lawsuit and take the case to trial with help from one of our personal injury attorneys. We may also be able to reach an out-of-court settlement on your behalf.
Understanding Contingency Fees
A contingency fee is a specific type of payment agreement between a client and an attorney. It contrasts with a retainer agreement, in which the client must pay a set amount in advance to retain the law firm’s services.
When an attorney works on a contingency fee, the client does not have to pay upfront costs. Instead, they pay the attorney a portion of their financial recovery at the conclusion of the case. The benefits of this fee arrangement are that clients:
- Do not have to forgo legal help due to financial hardship.
- Owe nothing if they do not secure a settlement or court award.
- Do not have to pay for legal services out of pocket.
Our team will be able to discuss the specific fee percentage with you and outline exactly how this will work in your case during the free initial consultation. The rate may differ depending on if we can reach an out-of-court settlement or if the case goes to trial.
We Offer Knowledge and Resources for Each Client’s Case
One of the biggest advantages of working with a personal injury lawyer from our team is that we front the costs of building and litigating the case for you. This could include:
Each case requires an investigation to gather evidence and show what happened, why, when, and where. To recover compensation in an insurance settlement or trial judgment, you will need to prove that negligence occurred, and the accused party is liable.
Our firm will pay the upfront expenses of this investigation, including the costs of obtaining documents, interviewing witnesses, surveying the scene, and more.
Access to Experts
Our team also has access to experts who may be able to provide additional support for your claim or testify on your behalf in court. This could include:
- Accident reconstruction specialists
- Medical experts
- Other experts, depending on how your injuries occurred
We cover the costs to find and work with these experts as needed for your case.
We will also pay the upfront costs of building a case and taking it in front of a judge. This process takes time and can require several staff members to work on it.
Our firm will pay any necessary fees and other immediate costs of preparing the case for trial and the trial itself.
How Do I Pay My Attorney After a Settlement or Judgment?
Since our attorneys work based on contingency fees, you do not have to worry about writing a check and paying us or giving us credit card information. We are only paid if we recover an insurance settlement or court award in your case.
When the time comes, the liable party sends the payout to your attorney instead of directly to you. To get the money to you, we then follow these steps:
- Our firm deposits the check in a special account.
- We calculate our fees and other expenses as detailed in your contract.
- We write a check out to you for the remaining amount.
- We move our portion into a different account.
- You receive your check for the case along with a breakdown of the fees and expenses.
This payment process ensures that we receive our agreed-upon portion of the compensation without you needing to worry about paying an invoice or taking additional steps to pay us. We aim to make this process as stress-free for you as possible.
How Can I Learn More About Holding the At-Fault Party Responsible?
If you believe another party caused or is responsible for your injuries, and you are considering your options for financial recovery, our team wants to help. We can review your case today for free. Our firm provides complimentary consultations so that you can learn more about your rights and the process of filing a claim or suing the liable party.
You need to act quickly, though. Deadlines do exist for filing suit. These vary from state to state, and some filing windows can be as short as one year. Specific circumstances can further shorten the timeline, such as filing against a government agency.
Connect with Morris Bart, LLC, Today for Free
You can speak with someone from the Morris Bart law firm about your case today at no cost. We have worked for personal injury accident victims for more than 40 years and secured compensation for more than 6,500 clients in 2019 alone. We have resources that may help you with your claim.
We serve clients from 15 offices across the Gulf South. Call (800) 537-8185 now to learn more.
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