How much does it cost to hire you as my personal injury attorney? I can’t afford to pay high hourly legal fees.
No recovery, no fee. That is the basis of the contingency fee agreement used by Sally Morin Professional Law.
At our firm, all pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle and automobile accident cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. In other words, you will not be responsible for any fees for legal services provided unless we obtain a favorable result in your case, or unless otherwise agreed upon at the outset of our representation. The fee is based upon a set percentage (set out in our fee agreement) of the total settlement or judgment. Our firm does not take any percentage free from the settlement of the property damage portion of your case. Also, in most cases, the case costs not paid up front by the client, but are advanced until a favorable resolution is reached in your case, and then are paid out of the settlement or judgment achieved in your case.
The premise behind contingency fee arrangements is that they play a critical role in providing access to the courts for individuals who would otherwise not be able to afford to hire an attorney. In the personal injury context, contingency fee arrangements allow injured individuals who may have limited resources to enforce their legal rights. When someone is injured in a pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle or auto accident, they often suffer a significant loss of earnings because they are physically unable to perform the duties required by their job. Further, they may be facing large medical expenses, outstanding medical bills, bill collectors and lienholders all wanting money from the vulnerable injured party. This can put the injured party in a very delicate financial situation. For these reasons, we understand that a contingency fee arrangement may be the only way for the injured party to seek just compensation from the party who caused their injuries.
A contingency fee arrangement is not only important because it allows injured person to obtain financial compensation for the injuries they received through no fault of their own, but it also affords them the opportunity to hold insurance companies, corporations and negligent individuals accountable for illegal actions that might otherwise go unpunished.
When looking for a qualified personal injury lawyer to handle your case, make sure they have experience in your specific case type, and also make sure they do not charge you any fees up front for their services. Almost all experienced and skilled San Francisco injury attorneys, including Sally Morin Law, work on a contingency fee basis.