Oftentimes, our personal injury lawyer handles cases on a “contingency basis.” This means that our fee depends on the recovery we obtain for you (typically 25% – 40%). This method allows an individual without monetary resources to obtain excellent representation at no upfront monetary risk.
Based on the contingent fee model, you do not pay any legal fees unless and until the case settles or we win your case in court. Once you receive the settlement or award check, the firm deducts its case expenses. The balance (or “net”) of the money then goes to the client.
At times, personal injury lawsuits are expensive. Typically, the settlement covers items such as filing costs, deposition costs, costs to obtaining and reviewing medical records, travel expenses, and other expenses associated with trial preparation.
Most frequently, our Houston personal injury attorney advances money for all these case expenses. Later we deduct them from the settlement or award check when the case is resolved. Should the case be unsuccessful, we do not require the Client to reimburse the Firm for case expenses and no attorneys fee will be paid.