Contingency Fees – Macon Personal Injury Attorneys
Attorney Wendell Horne discusses the firm’s policy of taking cases on a contingency basis and how this is important to you. He goes on to explain that a contingency fee is a fee that is only paid if they win your case. The fee is based upon a percentage of the amount they are able to recover for you. It is usually 1/3 of the awarded amount.
Attorney Horne explains that in contingency cases, the lawyer takes all the monetary risks in your case. They must invest time (investigators, paralegals) and pay the costs of litigation (court costs) which can easily be thousands of dollars. If the case is lost, they receive no fee, and they have lost in taking a risk on your behalf. You will owe them nothing if they do not win the case for you.
He goes on to explain that the contingency fee system is a safety net for those who normally could not afford an attorney to battle large corporations or powerful businesses. If there were no contingency fee system, the average citizen would be unable to afford to seek justice through the court system.
If you have been injured and you feel that someone else is responsible for your injury, he encourages you to contact their law firm right away. You will receive a free legal consultation, and they will answer your questions about your rights and help you determine if you have a case and ensure that all possible compensation will be considered in making your claim.