Contingency Fees for Car Accident Cases
The personal injury lawyers at Katz Wright Fleming & Dodson, LLC provide legal representation in car accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no attorney’s fees unless and until 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 having to worry about how you are going to pay for the service. Only after you receive compensation, either through a 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 agreement, or contingency fee contract, 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. In other words, 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 will not 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 do not hire lawyers and end up settling their case 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. With a contingency fee arrangement, you can have the peace of mind knowing that you will have effective representation without necessarily having to pay monthly legal bills.Call KWFDM After a Car Accident in Atlanta
If you have 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 so you can pursue the maximum amount compensation for your case. Contact our office today at (404) 461-0101 for a free initial consultation.