Seeking legal representation for a personal injury case can be daunting, especially if you’re concerned about the cost of hiring a lawyer.
Fortunately, many personal injury lawyers, including Dr. Steven Gething here at Morgan Clifford Legal Services, offer a solution known as contingency fees.
Here, we’ll explain more about what contingency fees are and how they can make legal representation much more accessible to individuals seeking compensation for their injuries.
What Are Contingency Fees?
Contingency fees are a fee arrangement commonly used in personal injury cases.
With this, clients do not pay their lawyer’s fees upfront.
Instead, the lawyer’s fees are contingent on the outcome of the case.
In other words, the lawyer only gets paid if they successfully secure compensation for the client. If the case does not result in a favourable outcome, the client does not owe any lawyer’s fees.
Advantages of Contingency Fees
Contingency fees offer several advantages for individuals pursuing personal injury claims:
- Risk Reduction: Contingency fee arrangements reduce the financial risk for clients. They can pursue their claim without worrying about incurring substantial legal fees if they do not win the case.
- Access to Legal Representation: Contingency fees make legal representation more accessible to individuals who may not have the financial means to pay for legal services upfront. It allows anyone with a valid claim to seek justice and compensation.
- Alignment of Interests: Since our lawyers are only compensated if they win the case, we have a strong incentive to work diligently and maximise the client’s compensation. This alignment of interests benefits both parties.
- No Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Clients do not need to pay for legal services as the case progresses. Your legal fees to us are deducted from the final settlement or award.
How Contingency Fees Work
When you hire an lawyer on a contingency fee basis, the fee arrangement is typically detailed in a written agreement. The agreement will outline the lawyer’s percentage fee, which is a predetermined portion of the final compensation awarded to the client. This percentage varies depending on a whole range of criteria.
If our lawyer successfully secures compensation for your injuries, our fees (which have previously been agreed to) will be deducted from the final award before you receive your portion. If we do not win the case, you do not owe any fees for their services.
Contingency fees truly are a practical solution for individuals seeking legal representation in personal injury cases. This fee arrangement reduces financial barriers and ensures that clients only pay if they win their case. Dr. Steven Gething and the Morgan Clifford Legal Services team are experienced personal injury lawyers who understand the importance of making legal representation accessible to those in need. If you’ve suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence, consider the benefits of contingency fees when seeking legal counsel for your personal injury claim.
We’re here to answer any questions – simply call the team direct on 3317 8380 or use the form here.