Our Contingency Fee Model Makes Representation More Affordable
Many people cannot afford to pay a lawyer upfront when they have a serious injury. However, economic status should not be an obstacle to justice.
At Williams DeClark Tuschman Co. L.P.A., we take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This important benefit can make representation accessible to you regardless of your circumstances.
What Are Contingency Fees?
In a contingency fee model, you do not have to pay any attorney’s fees unless your lawyer wins compensation for you in court or through a settlement. Unlike a traditional fee model, you do not pay these attorney’s fees upfront, allowing you to get legal help no matter how much money you have today.
Typically, the amount of fees is a fixed percentage of the amount of compensation that your lawyer helps you obtain. You can walk away with the majority of the compensation.
If Williams DeClark Tuschman Co. L.P.A., cannot secure compensation for you, you do not owe us anything. Some case expenses, such as court filing costs or expert witness fees, are not part of the contingency fee model.
How Do Contingency Fees Benefit Injury Victims?
If you have a serious injury, contingency fees can provide several advantages, including:
- You will not have to pay out of pocket to hire a lawyer. Regardless of your savings, we can help you now.
- Your risk is significantly lower; you will not be responsible for attorney’s fees if you do not gain fair compensation. Instead, we take on the risk. We will not earn payment if we cannot get compensation for you.
- This model adds another layer of accountability. You can rest easy knowing that your lawyer has an incentive to fight for the maximum amount of compensation possible in your case.
As part of your initial consultation, we will explain what to expect during your case, including any potential financial obligations. Our firm values giving you the best possible experience by being transparent and honest throughout the process.
Do All Firms Handle Contingency Fees The Same Way?
No. Every firm has its own distinct way of setting contingent attorney’s fees. Many firms in Ohio charge 30% to 40% of the case outcome. Some firms charge contingency fees for medical payments and property damage recoveries, whereas others do not.
Do I Pay For An Initial Case Consultation?
At Williams DeClark Tuschman Co. L.P.A., your first consultation is always free – even if we eventually secure compensation for you. If you pursue your case with us further, additional consultations and work will then be contingent charges.