Contingency Fee Lawyer Serving Montana
There are no gimmicks or tricks. No financial recovery, no fee.
Even though recuperating should be your priority, it’s easy to get caught up in the financial repercussions of getting injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. Certainly, watching your accident-related expenses begin to pile up can be exceptionally stressful, particularly if you can’t work and there is no paycheck.
At Braukmann Law, PLLC, founding attorney Matthew D. Braukmann understands that it’s easy to feel like you’re running out of options, especially if you’re under the impression that you won’t be able to afford a lawyer to handle your claim. That’s why our law firm offers clients legal representation on a contingency fee basis.
What does it mean when a lawyer takes a case on contingency?
With a contingency fee arrangement, your attorney agrees to represent you for no upfront fees and only receives compensation if and when your case is successfully resolved. If there is no financial recovery in your case, you don’t have to pay for the attorney’s time and labor. In the literal sense, your attorney’s fee is contingent upon the result of your case.
While attorney fees can be different depending on the law firm, the industry standard is around one-third of any settlement or judgment your lawyer obtains on your behalf, not counting expenses. Fees may also be on a sliding scale depending on the specific details of your case, like if your attorney needs to file a lawsuit or take your case to trial.
Do contingency fees include expenses?
In most cases, a contingency fee agreement does not include the costs related to advancing your claim. Such expenses may include:
- Court costs
- Filing fees
- Copying costs
- Charges related to consulting with expert witnesses and specialists
- Deposition fees
- Fees to serve summons and subpoenas
What are the pros of a contingency fee agreement?
A lot of people like the idea of getting legal representation on a contingency fee basis, and for good reason. Some of the advantages of entering into a contingency fee agreement with an attorney include:
- Your ability to afford a lawyer does not matter
- You can gain access to the court system regardless of your financial situation
- Your goals are aligned with your attorney’s since neither of you receive compensation if you lose
- If your attorney does not win your case, you don’t have to come up with funds to pay for the lawyer’s time and labor
- If your lawyer makes a monetary recovery in your case, the attorney’s fee is deducted straight from your financial award, thus you don’t have to pay anything out of pocket
Our law firm goes the extra mile to fight for you
Make no mistake about it, the insurance company is not your friend. They may claim that you don’t need an attorney to get compensated for your damages, but as soon as they’re done talking with you, they call theirs. Don’t forget that the insurance company has a vested interest in giving you as little money as possible. As such, having an attorney in your corner to level the playing field and fight for the compensation you deserve can be advantageous to your claim.
Attorney Matthew D. Braukmann has built a strong reputation as an aggressive advocate for the injured who does not play the insurance company’s games. He is a talented negotiator and skilled trial attorney who knows what it takes to win. To learn your legal rights and options, contact us today at our office in Billings, MT for a free consultation. We would be honored to talk to you about your potential legal case.