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Attorney Fees

Contingency Fees in Personal Injury Cases

One of the most common reasons that people in need of legal advice avoid hiring the best attorney available is the idea that they can’t afford it. However, this is simply not true!

Contingency fees make expert legal representation possible for anyone. It levels the legal playing field so that you can afford the right attorney, no matter what your income. At Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, our personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay no money out of pocket.

How do contingency fees work?

Hiring a personal injury lawyer on a contingency fee basis works like this: While your case is ongoing, our law firm will cover any and all costs associated with it, including paying for expert testimony, court filing fees, etc.

If your case is won in court or reaches a favorable settlement and you receive compensation, our fees are deducted from the amount you receive.

The fees that come out of your compensation will be a predetermined percentage of your recovery. This percentage is discussed and agreed upon before we begin working on your case, so there will be never be any surprises for you.

What happens if I don’t get compensation?

In a contingency fee arrangement, if the case is lost then the client does not pay us any fees. However, it’s important to note that in some lawsuits, the court will order that the losing party pay legal fees of the winning party, which the client would be responsible for.

If you have questions or concerns about legal fees, or would like to discuss your case in a free, confidential consultation, contact the personal injury law firm of Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris at Click to Call 713-364-0723 today.