One of the most common questions we hear is, “How can I afford your legal services?” We understand that legal services can seem expensive, and you need them at a time where you have no money to spare. An accident can lead to lost wages, insurmountable medical expenses, and even a projected loss in earning capacity. Thankfully, personal injury claims provide a valuable form of civil recourse to victims of negligence. Under personal injury law, you can collect compensation for your economic and non-economic damages. The Law Offices of Howard Kitay offer legal services on a contingency-fee basis, which allows victims of negligence to have legal representation with no upfront costs.
What Is a Contingency-Fee Agreement?
Under a contingency-fee agreement, you do not owe any attorney’s fees unless we win a settlement or court judgment on your behalf. Most contingency-fee arrangements begin with a free case evaluation. In this first meeting, an attorney will meet with you and listen to your story, taking notes and asking questions. At the end of the meeting, he or she will have a good idea if you have reasonable legal grounds for a personal injury claim. A personal injury attorney will explain the basic elements of your personal injury claim and tell you if you have a case. If you do, our firm will give you a contingency-fee agreement to read and sign. Once you sign the contract, we can begin the legal process of collecting compensation from the at-fault party.
“No-Recovery, No Fee”
Contingency-fee arrangements involve a “no recovery, no fee” approach. In other words, you will owe nothing unless we win a settlement or court verdict. If we fail to secure compensation, you don’t owe anything. If we do win compensation on your behalf, our attorney fee simply comes out of the money recovered.
Accessible Legal Representation for All
We work on a contingency-fee basis because we believe everyone should have the opportunity to receive compensation in light of someone else’s negligence. We recognize that legal services can be expensive, and this opportunity should not be reserved for only those who can afford it upfront. We also know that if you’re injured in an accident, you need personal injury services the most when your finances are already constrained. A contingency-fee arrangement takes the burden off you and allows you to focus on making a full recovery.
Offering services on a contingency-fee basis also allow us to be judicious in the types of cases we take on. We only accept cases if we think they have legal merit, which eliminates frivolous lawsuits. We also use our own funds to take care of your legal expenses and court fees. In this sense, a contingency-fee agreement marries our interests to yours and makes them one and the same. We have a high incentive to protect your legal right to compensation and provide quality legal representation. Using a contingency-fee arrangement is beneficial to everyone involved.
You Don’t Pay Unless We Win
Under a contingency-fee arrangement, you’ll never owe attorney’s fees unless we win. We work to compensate individuals for both the economic and non-economic losses associated with an accident. With a personal injury settlement, you may receive reimbursement for medical bills, lost wages, and the cost of future medical care. You may also receive compensation for intangible losses such as pain and suffering. If you’re struggling after a car accident, taking advantage of a contingency-fee arrangement can make quality legal representation possible.
At the Law Offices of Howard Kitay, we believe that legal services should be accessible to everyone who needs them. That’s why we proudly offer our services on a contingency-fee basis.