Benefits of Working with a Lawyer Who Works for Contingency Fees

Wouldn’t it be nice to know that you never had to pay for anything that didn’t benefit you in the end? Imagine buying a car, using it for a couple weeks, and then returning it for a full refund. Better yet, imagine being able to get a lottery ticket with a high chance of winning but you don’t even have to pay for it unless it was a winner.

As fantastical or unlikely as those examples may seem, this is the nature of working with a lawyer who works for contingency fees. Rather than dropping a set amount of money upfront from your savings account or paying them by the hour, a contingency fee attorney accepts nothing upfront, only earning a paycheck if they win your case. In personal injury law, contingency fee agreements will also explain that the lawyer gets paid out of a percentage of your settlement or verdict winnings, guaranteeing that you never pay more for a lawyer than you can afford. Were you left with barely enough to pay rent after being hit by a negligent driver? Guess what? You can still completely afford to hire a personal injury attorney who works for contingency fees.

Don’t Forget the Extra Motivation

Have you heard about commission in the world of retail? It is the idea that the more products or services a salesmen sells, the more money they get at the end of the week. Retail stores that do not offer employees commission are notorious for having lackluster service and staff that, frankly, could not care about their jobs or the people they are supposed to be helping. An attorney who does not work for contingency fee is essentially a salesman who does not work for commission – they don’t care about the quality of work, only that it gets done, eventually.

Due to the fact that a lawyer who works for contingency fees gets a percentage of a client’s total earnings, the more compensation they win for their client, the more money they win for themselves. It doesn’t take a master economist to know that this equates directly into more motivation to do a better job in less time. Having the extra motivation to want to support a client’s recovery even more can be the main difference between a successful case and one that fails.

At Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci, our Joplin personal injury attorneys work on a “no win, no legal fee” basis, or contingency fees in other words. If you have been hurt by someone else’s negligence and need reliable and compassionate legal representation, contact us today.



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