FAQ – Fees
Do you offer free case evaluations?
Yes. Please use our contact form to request a free case evaluation. Tell us your story, and one of our lawyers will respond to tell you if we think we can help.
What fees do you charge?
We work almost all of our cases under contingent fee arrangements. If we take your case under a contingent fee arrangement, you won’t owe our firm any legal fees unless we are able to recover money for you.
Our contingent fee is either based on a percentage of the amount we recover for our client (which generally ranges from one-third of the recovery up to 40%) or the amount of work we perform on your case, multiplied by our current hourly rates. The percentage we will charge in your case depends on the type of case, when your case resolves, and whether you request us to advance litigation costs (including filing fees, postage, expert witness fees, etc.). Generally, the percentage is higher if we are advancing litigation costs and your case does not resolve early.
Isn’t it risky for you to work cases under contingent fee arrangements?
Yes. But we understand that many of the people who reach out to us can’t afford to pay the exorbitant hourly fees the other side is paying its legal team, and we don’t want people’s inability to pay to be a barrier to access to justice. Additionally, most of the laws we sue under have fee-shifting provisions, which means the person or entity who caused you to suffer harm has to pay your attorney fees if you win your case in court. These provisions somewhat temper the inherent risk of contingent fee arrangements.
Do you take all cases under contingent fee arrangements?
No. Several factors–including your litigation goals, the type of case, and the strength of your case–may dissuade us from offering a contingent fee. In such cases we may offer to work with you under a reasonable hourly, flat, or hybrid fee arrangement.
If you take my case under a contingent fee arrangement and don’t recover any money for me, does this mean I won’t owe anyone any money?
Not necessarily. If we take your case under a contingent fee arrangement, you won’t owe us any legal fees unless we recover money for you. But if you lose your case the Court may order you to pay the other side’s litigation costs and, in rare cases, attorney fees.
Do you provide a military discount?
Yes. We will reduce our contingent fee by five percent to active servicemen and servicewomen, war veterans, and their spouses. Thank you for your service to your country.
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