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Don’t Win, Don’t Pay – How a Contingency Fee Works With An Injury Attorney
If your injury is the result of somebody else’s negligence, you could face a mounting financial burden. The injury could come with some significantly large bills, and you could be out of work for some time. With the bills coming in and no money to pay them, you might wonder how you could hire a lawyer to help you recoup the money lost and money to pay those bills.
This is when you need a no-fee guarantee.
What Is a No Win, No Fee Guarantee?
- You don’t pay a dime if we don’t win your case.
- We only take a percentage of what money we win for you in the case.
- There are no upfront costs, fees or claim filing fees.
- You get a free consultation to discuss your claim without being pressured into signing with us.
- We don’t charge an hourly fee.
- We don’t request a retainer fee.
- You don’t pay us a penny the entire time your case is being handled.
Gateway Personal Injury Law Firm substantially assumes the financial risk in your case. If you don’t win, wee don’t try and recoup our losses from you. This is what we do each and every day for our clients. We know our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to ensure the best possible results for you and your case.
A Look At The Contingency Fee…
Contingent means being reliant upon something or someone else. When it comes to personal injury cases, a contingency fee means two things:
- You don’t pay if we fail to win your case
- If we do win the case, we get a certain percentage of the settlement
For you, there is no financial loss for attorney fees to be concerned with. We substantially assume the liability of taking on your case, which includes the possibility of losing.
What Kinds Of Expenses Does An Attorney Pay For?
Your attorney will incur expenses related to your case. For example, they have to pay different third-party fees for document retrieval, copying, process service, messenger fees, travel, and many others. Even if your case never goes to court or a lawsuit has to be filed, there may be fees in the thousands of dollars incurred for expert witnesses to analyze your case and hopefully give a favorable opinion. There are also often fees associated with obtaining medical records from physicians and/or hospitals. If your case does go to court, they may incur the following expenses
- Court filing fees
- Expert witnesses
- Trial exhibits
A lawyer assumes all responsibilities of these expenses, which are then recouped “when” they win your case.” You pay a fee to the lawyer for their assistance, and they handle the expenses, but none of it is due until your case is won. Or, none at all if we don’t win your case. Keep in mind it is not uncommon for these fees to run into the tens of thousands of dollars through trial – case dependent.
You only pay us back if you win your case – contingency fee and expenses are forgiven if the outcome isn’t in your favor.
How Good Are We In Dealing With Personal Injury Cases?
Our Gateway Personal Injury Law Firm attorneys have an extraordinary success rate and over 11 years of experience. We handle all aspects of a personal injury case, including advising you regarding property damage claims. Although you will generally communicate directly with an adjuster who will need to inspect your vehicle in connection with a property damage claim, we are there to answer questions and advise you every step of the way. In cases where personal property has been damaged, it is generally not necessary to file a separate claim to recoup the loss because insurance companies will generally repair a vehicle without the necessity of litigation. However, in the event the insurance company does not repair your vehicle as it should, we are prepared to litigate property damage claims in appropriate cases– similarly, with no fee or cost to you unless you win your case.
Call us today to set your free consultation up at (619) 330-5882.
Remember, you don’t pay unless we win your case. That’s our guarantee to you and all our clients!