Curious About Contingency Fees? Get Answers to Your Basic Questions

If you’ve been involved in an accident, you can count on the insurance company to have a floor full of lawyers that are working around the clock to try and minimize the claims they pay. The average person can’t afford that. In fact, it’s common for an accident victim to already be swimming in unpaid medical bills or to be out of work and struggling financially.

Public defenders only help in criminal court. There is no free attorney program for people who are seeking damages for injuries. That said, there is an option for you, and it’s very standard in the business. It’s called a contingency fee. Read on to learn more and then reach out to Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free case evaluation.

The purpose of a contingency fee

The point of contingency agreements are so that even those without a dime to their name can get high quality personal injury representation. In short, the way it works is that we’re not paid upfront. We’re not even paid during the middle of your case. We only get paid when we’ve gotten results for you. Contingency fee literally means that us getting paid is contingent on us winning your case. Our fees don’t come until the work is done.

When the case is over, the award you receive is split according to a percentage that we agree on before we begin on your case. If we don’t win, then there isn’t anything to split and we don’t get paid. As a result, you can bet that if we take your case, it’s because we feel confident that we can win it. You can also rest assured that we’ll fight as hard as possible to get a win and to get you the maximum award.

There are many costs to a personal injury case

When you work with Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, we’ll go over our fees. We will always be upfront about them. Keep in mind that our fees aren’t just our cut of the winnings. They also cover all the costs we take on during your case. This includes pre-filing costs, police reports, medical reports, fees for our investigators, filing fees, medical bills, costs of service, fees for expert witnesses, the costs of deposition, fees for arbitrators, and much more.

Hiring just a single expert witness can cost thousands of dollars. In fact, we typically don’t hire them until we’re just about to go to court because they’re expensive and not necessary until later in the case. You can imagine that as time goes on, our fees can add up.

Are you ready to learn more about your options?

No matter what type of accident you’ve been involved in, whether a car accident or a train accident, you deserve expert representation. Reach out to Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 today and request your free case evaluation. We’ll go over your situation and will give you our honest opinion about what your options are. We look forward to helping you through this case. Call today!