Since 1948 we have helped those with injuries in Spokane and Spokane Valley through contingency fee agreements. If you are injured and we take the case on contingency, we pay all the costs of the case up front and you only pay if we win your case. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case.
What Is A Contingency Fee?
A contingency fee agreement with a lawyer, unlike an hourly fee, means that your payment to the lawyer comes only after the case is resolved and the lawyer takes a percentage of the recovery. This type of fee agreement can be very beneficial to a person who cannot come up with money up front to pay the lawyer at his, normally high, hourly rate. This type of agreement is also helpful in that a person will generally not owe the lawyer any money if there is no recovery. The most common percentage for contingency fee is 33.3% of the recovery, though contingency fees typically can range from 25% to 40% depending on the complexity of the case.
Do All Attorneys Have Contingency Fees?
In theory, any lawyer could take a case on a contingency fee. The question of whether any lawyer should take a case on contingency is another story. Since a lawyer will normally spend many hours of his time before any money ever comes in from the case, a lawyer should have a significant amount of experience in contingency cases to evaluate the strength of the case before investing his or her time and effort. Furthermore, since a lawyer will often have to pay the expenses for the case up front, the lawyer needs to have a strong enough practice to be able to pay the costs, not knowing when the payment would be recovered. Accordingly, it is essential to talk to an attorney experienced in contingency fee cases to evaluate your case.
What Type Of Cases Are Taken On Contingency?
The most common type of cases we take on a contingency fee basis relate to accidents and injuries. Car accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, insurance disputes, slip and fall injuries, dog bites, product liability, and medical malpractice claims are cases we normally take on a contingency fee basis. If you have any questions about a case similar to those listed, please call from a free and confidential consultation.