[Transcript] In this video, I’m going to talk about attorney fees in personal injury cases. When someone comes into us initially for a free, no-cost consultation on a personal injury case, a big question they have is “what do I pay in attorney fees for you to help me navigate this complex area of law?” So let’s back up for just one moment and talk about the two primary ways attorneys get paid for their services.
The first, and the one that most people associate with attorneys, is an hourly rate billing method. That just means the amount of time that an attorney puts into a case is multiplied by their hourly rate. So the more time that’s put into someone’s case, the more expensive that case ultimately is in attorney fees.
But the second type of way that attorneys make attorney fees is on contingency fee agreements. That’s what we use in a personal injury case. So let’s talk about what a contingency fee actually means. That means that our fee is contingent on what we get for you. That means the larger recovery that we’re able to get for you, that’s what our fee is based on. If you’re not recovering anything in your case, let’s say you have a very debatable case and it loses at trial, then you don’t pay us anything in attorney fees. It’s only based on a percentage of what we recover in the gross amount for you, either in settlement or at trial.
That means that it’s always in our best interest, just like it’s in your best interest to maximize your recovery, to make sure that you are compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, and the pain and suffering that’s been inflicted upon you by someone else’s negligence. Ultimately, my goal here and the goal of our team of personal injury attorneys is to get you back on your financial feet, to try to get you back to your financial normal. Because at BB&C, we’re here for you and here for life, whatever that might bring.
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