When the negligence of another seriously hurts you or a family member, you may be wondering about whether you can afford qualified Columbia injury attorneys to represent your interests. If you need legal assistance after a motor vehicle accident or slip and fall but are unsure if can pay the legal fees, Proffitt & Cox, LLP offers victims of personal injuries the ability to afford legal representation through contingency fee agreements.
What is a Contingency Fee Agreement?
A contingency fee is a percentage fee arrangement under which our attorney’s fees are based on a percentage of any money that we obtain for you through settlement or trial of your case. No upfront money for attorney’s fees is required in order to get our South Carolina injury attorneys working on your case. If for some reason, your injury case does not result in any compensation to you, you will not owe our attorneys any fees for the time spent working on your case.
There can be various out-of-pocket expenses involved with investigating and litigating your case. Our firm has the resources to advance of the costs of litigation so that you often will not need any money up front to have us investigate and pursue your case. These types of litigation costs will be subtracted from the recovery at the successful conclusion of your claim or case.
These costs can include:
- Accident re-constructionist and investigator costs
- Court reporter fees and costs for deposition transcripts
- Fees for hiring expert witnesses
- Fees charged by medical facilities in order to provide copies of medical records
- Court filing fees and possibly additional costs
When the firm has advanced the expenses for investigating and pursuing your case handled on a contingency basis, attorney’s fees are calculated based upon the gross recovery and the expenses advanced by the firm are deducted from the client’s net recovery at the time of disbursement of any proceeds received for the claim.
If you retain Proffitt & Cox, LLP to handle your case you will receive a written fee agreement at the beginning of the case which will clearly spell out how our fees are calculated and other important details of the attorney-client relationship.
We review every detail of our attorney fee and cost agreement with our prospective clients in order to make sure that you understand our agreement and are comfortable in knowing how fees and expenses will be handled when the case is concluded.
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at Proffitt & Cox, LLP Today
It costs nothing to talk with the experienced SC injury attorneys at Proffitt & Cox, LLP about your ability to seek the compensation you or a family member deserves after a devastating personal injury caused by the careless actions of another. We offer free consultations in all injury cases. Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding the percentage fee arrangements available in injury cases or for an explanation of the fee arrangements available in other types of cases, such as business litigation.
Contingency fees are calculated based upon the gross amount recovered. Case costs paid by the firm are also reimbursed to the firm from the amount recovered. In most cases, the client will not be responsible for case costs if there is no recovery. Our agreement regarding fees and expenses applicable to your specific case will be provided in writing.
Any result our lawyers may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients. Each case must stand on its own merit based upon the facts and the law. Some cases referenced were handled by our attorneys while working at other firms, and in some cases, other lawyers participated in the representation of a client.