Q: What is a contingency fee and how does it help me afford a lawyer for my personal injury case?
In many instances, if you need to enlist the help of a lawyer (like in the case of a tax lawyer, business lawyer, etc.), you can expect to pay an hourly fee that might run hundreds of dollars per hour and possibly be required to pay a retainer fee as well.
It's a entirely different situation if you are seeking a personal injury attorney to represent you. The vast majority of personal injury firms, including the Dover Law Firm, operate under what is known as a contingency fee arrangement. What this means is that you don't pay the lawyer any money up front. Instead, when your case is over, a portion of the total amount of the settlement or award will go as attorney fees.
Our firm handles injury cases such as car wreck cases, workers' compensation cases and medical malpractice cases, and because of the contingency fee arrangement, our clients don't have to worry about whether they can afford to hire us to represent them, to fight for them. In fact, that's one of the best things about a contingency fee: everyone, no matter how much or how little money they have, can afford to hire an experienced lawyer to be on their side and advocate for them.