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I was Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident; Can I Actually Afford a Lawyer?
Posted on April 25, 2017
Yes. You can afford a lawyer. Of course, many slip and fall accident victims have the same concerns about cost as do you. After all, lawyers are expensive, right? This is a common misconception. By hiring a personal injury lawyer on a contingency fee basis, you will be able to ensure that you always have access to qualified legal representation without paying any legal fees out of your pocket. If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, and you believe that it may have been because of the negligence of a business or property owner, you need to contact a lawyer today.
Contingency Fees: Explained
A contingency fee is a type of legal payment structure. In the most simple terms, it means that your lawyer will be paid out of a percentage of your settlement offer or judgment. This means that you will not need to pay any money upfront. Further, in the event that your slip and fall accident claim is unsuccessful, you will not be required to pay your lawyer any fees at all.
Top Three Benefits of Contingency Fee Agreements
- No out-of-pocket costs: The single biggest benefit of a contingency fee agreement is that a victim will not be required to pay anything out-of-pocket. Not only does this mean that there are no upfront costs, but it also means that you can take on big businesses with deep pockets. You do not have to worry about that big company burying you with legal fees.
- No hourly billing: With a contingency fee agreement, you will not receive any hourly bills from your lawyer. This benefits a slip and fall victim in a number of ways. For example, a victim can always call his or her lawyer to discuss the case without worrying about the cost of the phone call. Otherwise, that phone conversation could end up right on a bill.
- Your lawyer takes on the risks: Finally, this type of fee structure shifts the all of the risk from the victim to the lawyer. The last thing a slip and fall victim needs is to worry about legal bills, especially in the event their injury claim is not successful. That will never happen when using a contingency fee agreement. Your lawyer will take on all of the financial risks involved with bringing your injury claim.
Were You Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident?
Our team is ready to help. At Charles Bryan Alred, PC, we have extensive experience handling a wide variety of premises liability claims, including slip and fall accidents. To learn more about what we can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact our office today to set up your free initial consultation. Remember, we do not collect legal fees unless we help you recover compensation.