Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyer Facts: What is Contingency?
According to Nolo.com, contingency is defined as:
“A method of paying a lawyer for legal representation by which, instead of an hourly or per job fee, the lawyer receives a percentage of the money her client obtains after settling or winning the case”
However, lawyers representing defendants charged with crimes cannot charge contingency fees. Also, in most states like Massachusetts and Rhode Island, personal injury contingency ee agreements must be in writing.
Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyers Working Contingency
Bear in mind that although our firm works on the “no fee if no recovery” contingency principle that most personal injury attorneys rely on, it’s important for you to know exactly what this means to you.
Regardless of which Rhode Island personal injury attorney you choose to employ, you’re almost always responsible for your medical expenses – no matter which way the case is resolved. And in the best case scenario when you win, your medical expenses will likely be fully covered by the settlement amount.
If you lose, however, and are not able to recover any money from the insurance company, you’re still responsible for paying your own medical bills.
Be Careful of Hidden Fees from Other Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyers
You should also be careful that some RI personal injury attorneys will leave you responsible for some costs that they incur while preparing your case, so beware.You think you are going in on contingency and then you get a bill weeks later that you never expected.
So if they don’t specifically state it on their website…then chances are you will get whacked.
This is NOT the case with our Massachusetts and Rhode Island personal injury law practice.
We simply won’t ever charge fees to you that you don’t know about. Our policy is to be up front and honest with you at all times and help you to get the settlement amount that you deserve.
It’s just that simple.
Be mindful that when you hire a Rhode Island personal injury lawyer, you should be very clear on exactly how the recovery amounts and monies owed are divided between you and them. This also includes any medical bills or other expenses regardless of the outcome of the case. In most cases, your medical bills will be covered by you or your insurance, but that only makes sense.
Contact Our Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyers On Contingency
Our telephone and in person consultations are always done at no charge and no obligation. We don’t strong arm people to employ our firm. In fact, many cases, we simply won’t take on because we want to focus our efforts on a handful of clients where we can really make a difference.
And of course, as an additional service, if you are not able to come to our offices for any reason, we’ll come to you.
Once we understand the specifics of your case, we’ll lean on our years of personal injury experience to determine a solid strategy that will help get you the maximum compensation under the law.
And of course, we handle all our personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means that if you don’t get any money, you don’t owe us a penny.
Whether it’s helping you secure medical treatment for the pain you’re experiencing, help you get your medical bills paid, or taking on the insurance companies to get you the maximum compensation for your personal injuries, our MA and RI personal injury attorneys are here to help you.
We are here to help you.