14 Mar How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Plant City Car Accident Attorney?
One of the first questions often asked during the free client consultation I offer is: “How much is this going to cost?” Attorneys often have the reputation of charging very large fees up front, also referred to as retainers. Personal injury law for the most part is different. Although some attorneys may charge by the hour to handle personal injury matters which is rare, I do not charge any up-front fees or costs nor do I charge by the hour. When I represent a car accident victim, I charge what is called a “contingency fee.”
What Is A Contingency Fee?
According to the Legal Information Institute of Cornell Law School, a contingency is defined as: “… a form of payment to a lawyer for his/her legal services. In contrast to a fixed hourly fee, in a contingent fee arrangement lawyers receive a percentage of the monetary amount his/her client receives when they win or settle their case.” Essentially, I tell clients that we only collect a fee if we win for them. If we do not win, then they do not owe a fee.
Who Pays The Upfront Costs and Expenses?
Costs and expenses may be incurred while preparing a case for negotiations, mediation or even trial. Typically, these costs and expenses will come out of the final settlement as some attorneys will agree to pay them upfront. I myself pay them up front. Some of these expenses may include but are not limited to:
– Hiring an investigator
– Trial preparation
– Medical experts
– Expert Reports
– Depositions costs
– Mediation costs
I typically always try to give my clients a run down of what the costs and expenses can look like so they have an understanding of why we are moving forward with something. I understand it is their case and believe they have a right to know what is going on and what the future could look like.
The Benefit Of Contingency Fees
Contingency fees date back centuries. The idea was and still continues today that all people should be able to obtain quality and experienced legal representation without being held back by the size of their bank account. Personal injury matters and specifically car accidents are not concerned with your age, race, gender or any other factor. They happen to people of all walks of life each day. It is my honor to have represented numerous victims throughout Florida without concern for anything other than giving them the highest level of legal representation I could provide.
EXPERIENCED CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
I understand that the process after getting into a car accident in Plant City can be difficult and stressful. You probably have a lot of questions and very few answers. Allow me to be there for you every step of the way. I offer a FREE no-obligation consultation and will review your accident claim with you personally at one of the office locations in Tampa, Zephyrhills, Saint Petersburg, Brandon, Clearwater, Plant City or Sun City Center. Cannot make it to me? I will come to wherever is convenient to you at NO charge. You deserve to be compensated and I want to get justice for you!
The Plant City Office is located at: 1805 James L Redman Pkwy, Ste 201 Plant City, FL 33563
Contact Plant City Car Accident Attorney Kevin L. Sullivan II TODAY at (813) 598-4868 for a FREE no-obligation consultation. I look forward to assisting you with your claim!