Your Guide to Contingency Fees

We strive for clarity and fairness in our fee structure, ensuring you know exactly what to expect. Here’s how our contingency fees work:

Attorney Fees

If we successfully recover funds on your behalf, we receive one-third (1/3) of the total recovery before anyone else is paid.

No Win, No Fee

You won’t owe us attorney fees if there’s no financial recovery.

Case Expenses

We’re reimbursed for expenses related to building your case, which are paid after attorney fees but before your net recovery.

Non-Monetary Cases

You’re responsible for our fees based on the current value of your recovery, even if it’s not in cash or immediate.

Gross Recovery

We calculate attorney fees on the total gross amount won, regardless of deductions.

Co-Counseling

If another firm works with us on your case, we’ll detail how fees are divided and seek your consent.

Advance Expenses

While we typically cover costs upfront, we may request you cover additional expenses if the case takes a turn against our advice.

Direct Payments

We can settle any case-related debts from your recovery share.

Net Recovery

After attorney fees and expenses are settled, the remaining recovery is yours.

Additionally, we understand that circumstances may change:

Withdrawal or Termination

If we must withdraw or you decide to terminate our representation before your case concludes, we kindly ask that you cover the case expenses and reasonable attorney fees incurred to date. This ensures we can maintain the high-quality legal services we’ve provided for your case.

Our commitment is steadfast: we aim to make high-caliber legal help accessible without upfront costs or financial risk to you. If there’s no recovery, you owe us nothing in attorney fees.

Understanding Liens on Your Recovery

Sometimes, others might have a legal claim to a portion of your settlement due to payments they’ve made for you. Here’s what that means:

Liens from Payments

If your health insurer or others pay for your medical treatment related to your case, they may have a right to be repaid from your recovery.

Repayment from Settlement

If these entities file a lien and you receive a settlement or judgment, we are legally obliged to pay them back.

Payment Order

This repayment is taken from your share of the recovery after our attorney fees and case expenses are accounted for.

We handle these matters with utmost care to ensure that any liens are satisfied according to the law, keeping you informed every step of the way.

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