You pay absolutely nothing upfront. We get paid if we win – otherwise, your fees are 100% free.
Hiring a personal injury lawyer is absolutely essential – especially if you’ve been a victim of a car accident, slip, and fall, truck accident, or boat accident. When going against an insurance company, you need an experienced attorney by your side fighting them on your behalf to help you secure maximum compensation.
The cost of a personal injury lawyer varies based on a variety of factors, but the personal injury lawyers at Long, Jean & Wechsler, P.A. charge based on contingency fees – meaning you do not pay anything unless we win your case. At which point, all personal injury lawyers take a percentage of the verdict or settlement. This contingency fee payment structure makes it possible for nearly anyone to secure qualified legal representation for their personal injury case.
What is a contingency fee?
A contingency fee means the fee is contingent on your case winning. For personal injury cases, your lawyer is paid only if your case is won. At which point, you still do not pay anything out of pocket. Your attorney fees are taken from the verdict or settlement amount, and they are usually a fixed percentage of your compensation.
In other words, you never have to pay upfront or per hour for any legal fees. If your case ends with you receiving $0, then your legal fees are $0.
How does a contingency fee benefit you?
After suffering an injury, you may be unable to work, making it harder for you to earn a living. Any money you do have will probably be reserved for maintaining your personal expenses. A contingency fee makes it possible for you to hire a qualified personal injury lawyer to help you seek compensation and where applicable get you compensated for your pain and suffering, for medical bills, reduced earning capacity, loss of income, loss of consortium, and more.
A contingency fee structure also reduces your personal risk. Oftentimes an attorney needs to incur certain charges in order to build up your case for you to receive maximum compensation. These actions have a cost to them, which your lawyer incurs until your case is won. If your case is not won, then all those fees are paid by your lawyer, and you have nothing to worry about.
What expenses are possibly needed to build a strong case?
Your lawyer has one main goal, and that is to get you properly compensated. To accomplish this goal, your lawyer needs to build a strong case and have the necessary evidence to back up the claims they are making. This is where certain expenses may apply.
Here is a list of some expenses your lawyer may need to make in order to build a strong case for you.
At Long, Jean & Wechsler, P.A., we cover all the following charges, and we only collect payment on these fees if your case wins.
- Private investigator
- Expert witness
- Filing fees
- Trial exhibits
- Accident reconstruction
- Travel expenses
An entire legal team, dedicated to you and your case.
After an injury, your life can change. Everyday tasks and activities can be harder to complete. Your ability to perform the tasks that are expected of you at work might be harder or impossible for you now. We want you to know that we are here for you. All of our partners are compassionate and driven, and they will personally work on your case. You will receive the attention you deserve to ensure you feel taken care of. Our legal team will work relentlessly, and our personal injury lawyers will aggressively fight the insurance companies to help get you maximum compensation.