Contingency Fees for Car Accident Cases

The personal injury lawyers at Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC provide legal representation in car accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no attorney’s fees unless we obtain a recovery award on your behalf. Read on for more information about how contingency fees work in Georgia auto accident claims.

Obtain the Legal Advice You Need After a Car Accident

A contingency fee arrangement ensures you receive the legal advice you need after being involved in a car accident without worrying how you’re going to pay for the service. Only after you receive compensation via settlement or verdict will you owe attorney’s fees. The amount is deducted from the final verdict or settlement in your case.

Rules for Entering into a Valid Contingency Fee Arrangement

According to the American Bar Association (ABA) Rules for Professional Conduct, contingency fee agreements must be in writing and signed by the client. The document must state how the attorney’s fee will be calculated, including the attorney’s percentage of the final settlement or verdict, and whether expenses will be taken out before or after the attorney’s fee is calculated.

This means any expenses you will be responsible for at the end of your case will be clearly stated in the agreement you sign, and you will know how much of your award will go toward paying your lawyer. There should be no surprises when it comes to paying your legal fees.

The Advantages of Contingency Fees

For car accident victims, there are many advantages to using a contingency fee arrangement to obtain a lawyer. For example:

  • You avoid attorney’s fees at the beginning and during the legal process.
  • You can obtain the legal advice and representation you need regardless of your income or financial situation.
  • You won’t owe attorney’s fees if your lawyer loses your case.
  • Your attorney is motivated to win your case because otherwise they do not get paid.

The bottom line is that contingency fees help car accident victims pursue compensation for their injuries. In too many cases, people don’t hire lawyers and settle for less than they deserve. If you have a valid claim, we want you to have the best chance possible of receiving a maximum recovery award.

Call KWFDM after a Car Accident in Atlanta

If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Atlanta, or in the surrounding areas of Marietta, Decatur, Roswell or Duluth, don’t let your current financial situation stop you from seeking legal help. With a contingency fee arrangement, you can have the advice and representation you need to pursue maximum compensation in your case. Contact our office today at (404) 461-0101 for a free initial consultation.

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