How Do Our Personal Injury Attorneys Charge Fees?
By Personal Injury Attorney Nick Alcock
OUR ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS ONLY CHARGE FEES IF WE WIN:
We get calls from injured clients who worry about the cost of hiring an experienced accident lawyer. The good news is that there is never an out of pocket cost to hire our firm for an accident case. Why? Because we only collect fees if we win your case.
Personal injury litigation is one of the few areas of the law where everyone has equal access to justice. Our clients will pay will ordinarily be a percentage of the total amount of any recovery in their claim. It doesn’t matter if your case settles, goes to trial, or is resolved using alternative dispute resolution. The “contingent” aspect of the fee means that if there is no recovery, there is no attorney fee.
There are a number of advantages to this type of fee arrangement, the most obvious of which is the absence of a risk of owing the attorney a fee when there has been no recovery.
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Another important advantage of this type of fee arrangement is the security the client should feel at knowing that the attorney has cast his/her fate along side that of the client. The fact that the attorney is willing to handle a client’s case on a contingent fee basis is a reflection that the attorney has a degree of confidence in his/her ability to obtain a recovery in the case, because attorneys, like other professionals, don’t generally work for free and cannot ordinarily afford to become involved in cases which they feel are unlikely to produce a fee commensurate to the work they expect to perform.
A final advantage of the contingent fee agreement is the motivation it provides to the attorney to maximize the client’s recovery. In other types of litigation where clients pay the attorney by the hour for their time, it makes little economic difference to the attorney whether the client has a successful outcome to the litigation. In contingent fee cases the attorney’s own recovery is tied to the result obtained for the client, so it is important to the attorney to put in the time and effort necessary to bring about the greatest recovery in the case.
The percentage to be charged on a contingent fee case, to a large extent, depends on the type of case. In automobile accident cases a contingent fee of 1/3 of the recovery is common. Medical malpractice cases, product liability cases and other more complex personal injury litigations often are handled on a higher percentage basis, because they frequently consume substantially greater amounts of attorney time and resources. Attorneys frequently advance many thousands of dollars in expenses, including expert witness fees, in the more complex personal injury litigation.
OUR INJURY LAW FIRM HAS THE RESOURCES TO FUND YOUR CASE:
The good news is that the injury attorneys at Alcock and Associates have the resources to handle any type of injury case. We have the ability to hire the top medical experts that are necessary to help document the injuries that you sustained. Our injury lawyers also work with outstanding accident reconstruction experts who can better explain to the insurance company or jury how the accident occurred and why it was not your fault. Hiring the right accident attorney is incredibly important, because the insurance companies will want to know if your lawyers have what it takes to afford to go to trial. At Alcock and Associates, this isn’t a question.
CALL AN INJURY LAWYER TODAY! 602-989-5000
At the law firm of Alcock & Associates, P.C. all of our personal injury lawyers handle cases are handled on a contingent fee basis. Regardless of the particular contingent fee arrangement utilized, it is important that the client understand the way it works and its advantages. At law firm of Alcock & Associates, P.C. we can readily provide you with a quote as to the fee, which would apply in your case, and we welcome your inquiries. .
Our accident lawyers handle cases throughout the State of Arizona, including Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, and Gilbert. Call our experienced personal injury attorneys today. 602-989-5000