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Personal injury is an area of law where all people have equal access to justice. This is made possible by a contingency fee agreement.
Whenever a client's case is resolved, he is charged a portion of the total amount of any recovery in his claim. Our court system has long recognized that without contingency fees, most citizens would not have the financial means to obtain legal representation, especially when challenged by the resources of the insurance industry or big business. People in desperate need of being compensated for serious injuries may otherwise have no way to pay by the hour for expert legal representation. With a contingency fee there is no attorney fee charged unless the attorney recovers compensation for the claim.
However, the attorney's fee is separate from the litigation expenses which ordinarily are the obligation of the client. Often these expenses can be advanced by the law firm while the case is pending, and then deducted when the client's claim is settled.
It is important for clients to understand the fees involved before representation is undertaken on their behalf. We welcome the chance to answer any questions concerning legal fees or litigation expenses.
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