What is the standard contingency fee for an attorney?
In polite company, one should never talk about: religion, politics, relationships, or salary, yet, many people wonder: how much do South Carolina Personal Injury Attorneys make? When you understand what a contingency fee is, this becomes simple to answer. Whether you have been injured in an auto accident, as the result of a defective product, or suffered unwanted and life altering side effects after taking prescription medication, you may share a fear initially common to many of our clients: how much will it cost? In South Carolina, Attorneys commonly handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. If you have been injured, it’s important for you to focus on getting better without having to work about how much it will cost for you to hire an attorney in your South Carolina personal injury action. When a case is handled on a contingency fee basis, the lawyer will not be entitled to attorney’s fees unless he or she is able to secure money for you.
How does lawyer contingency fee work?
If the attorney is working for a plaintiff firm, they work on a contingency basis. This means that they get paid for their services if, and only if, they get a positive outcome. You only owe the lawyer money if they can get you financial compensation for your damages—whatever they may be. This is to provide an incentive to file lawsuits with merit and get you results in an expedited manner as some cases have a statute of limitations attached. Short and dirty: they get paid if you get paid.
How much do clients pay their attorneys for personal injury cases if they lose?
Look at your contingency fee contract. South South Carolina lawyers charge nothing if they do not collect for you.
Contingency Cases We Handle
The Strom Law Firm handles a number of different types of cases on a contingency fee basis. Contingency fee cases include:
- Qui tams (whistleblower cases);
- Social security disability cases;
- Class action lawsuits;
- Personal injury cases;
- Car Accident Cases;
- Trucking Accident Cases;
- Defective Drug Cases;
- And many, many others.
It is also important to understand that when your case is handled on a contingency fee basis, you may also be responsible for costs. Costs may include filing fees, deposition costs, copy and research costs, and mediation costs. Most commonly, attorney’s fees are awarded from the gross amount recovered and then costs are taken out.
Please Don’t Wait
Understanding how a South Carolina contingency fee case works can be extremely confusing. Our South Carolina personal injury firm offers a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case as well as the contingency fee arrangement. When you need a South Carolina attorney, call the Strom Law Firm as soon as possible so they can discuss the merits of your case with you and determine how to best proceed.