If a person is involved in an accident, our victims rights attorney may be able to provide representation on a contingency basis. A victims rights attorney can explain how this process works and when it applies.
Under this system, you do not pay legal fees unless you settle or win your case. After a favorable outcome, your attorney takes a percentage of the settlement or award as his or her fee.
With a few exceptions, a victims rights attorney who works in the personal injury area of law are the only type of attorneys who are willing to work on a contingency-fee basis.
The reason that a victims rights attorney in the personal injury arena often works on these types of cases in this manner is because this area is about protecting the victim. Many accident victims have strapped budgets and cannot afford to pay out of pocket for an expensive attorney. If a victims rights attorney in the personal injury field did not accept cases on a contingency-fee basis, many victims would be unrepresented because the victims could not afford the funds necessary to retain a victims rights attorney. Another reason that a victims rights attorney works on this basis is that personal injury cases are more likely to result in a settlement. If a personal injury lawyer takes a case on this basis, he or she must have some faith that the claim will be successful. If the client loses, the lawyer does not get paid.
To see if your case can be taken on a contingency-fee basis, contact victims rights attorney Michael L. Fell at (949) 585-9055.