If you have recently been injured as a result of another person’s thoughtless, careless or intentional acts, you may have a claim against that person for your injuries. This is known as personal injury law. Usually, attorneys will be happy to help you recover a sum of money to compensate you for your injuries. The lawyer is paid on a contingency fee basis, or the lawyer’s fee is contingent on you getting a monetary resolution for your matter. A contingency fee is one where your lawyer will receive his compensation when you receive your payment. Usually, the attorney will receive an agreed percentage of your recovery for his services. This is so regardless of whether he is able to resolve your case within a couple of weeks or he must take your case through to a conclusion at trial. Some attorneys set their fee agreement so that the percentage of the recovery that the attorney gets changes as he spends more time on your case. Clients will be responsible for any money that is paid out of pocket to pursue the claim. Generally speaking, this happens when the attorney must obtain your medical records from your treating physicians, the money paid to file a lawsuit if that becomes necessary, and the money paid to take depositions of various witnesses as well as hiring experts if the same is required. These costs belong to you. The lawyer may agree to pay these costs for you and recoup his money when you settle the case; but be mindful that these costs ultimately belong to you.
At Hughes & Associates, we have a strong desire to make sure you receive just compensation for any injuries you have sustained as a result of another person’s conduct. Give us a call to see if we can help you with your personal injury matter