If you have been hurt in a car accident and suffered damages you will want to take action to get medical care and reimbursement for your injuries. This is done by making a demand for payment from the insurance company that covers the negligent driver. Many times the adjuster working for this company will try to place blame on you, or make an offer that does not fully compensate you for all you have suffered. In order to protect your rights and ensure a maximum recovery, it is essential to place your case in the hands of a capable personal injury attorney. Some people are nervous about having an attorney handle their case because of the cost. We take on personal injury matters on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay any out of pocket expenses.
Here is how a contingency fee works for a personal injury:
- An agreement as to what percent of the eventual settlement or jury award will be paid to your attorney is made before any work takes place. The agreement is in writing, so you are aware of how much your attorney will earn from your case.
- Your attorney pays costs upfront, saving you from having to pay court costs or witness fees.
- When negotiations are successful, the fees you agreed to pay your attorney are deducted from the amount recovered or awarded. You are paid the remainder as settlement of your case.
This type of fee arrangement has advantages because you do not have to pay anything up front, and because the number of hours worked by your attorney during your case can be extensive. If you were paying your attorney by the hour, you may end up paying more than the percentage you agreed to pay. This arrangement makes it easy for you to relax and focus on your recovery, while your attorney focuses on your legal claims. If you do not recover, you do not pay attorneys’ fees. We take every precaution to explain the fee agreement before you hire us to handle your case, because we understand that money matters! Your comfort level is one of our top priorities.
If you have been in an accident and suffered an injury, call the attorneys at Yetnikoff Law Offices, PLLC right away for help. Call us at 800-279-6331 or visit us online for more information.