CONTINGENT FEES OFFER CLARITY, TRANSPARENCY TO PERSONAL INJURY VICTIMS

Posted by Jacques Williams on Feb 11, 2020 4:30:00 PM

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Takeaway: Hamstead, Williams & Shook offers free consultations on personal injury cases. If you hire us, we won’t get paid until you do.

I recently read an interesting editorial in The Week magazine. It addressed what are becoming widespread projections that within the next few years the cost of attending college will surpass $100,000 per year. Sure, there are multiple grant and financial aid packages available. But, the complexity of those programs, make it virtually impossible to determine what the actual cost is, let alone the long-term financial consequences at the end. The editorial continued “[we] confront similar degrees of confusion and obfuscation in the tax code, or in health care.” Those are good points. Can the average person understand the tax code? Do any of us know what a trip to the emergency room or extended treatment at a hospital will cost? Of course not.

In contrast, compare that to the clarity and transparency of the contingent fee agreement. The Law Office of Hamstead, Williams & Shook offers contingent fees in all of its personal injury cases. Car accident — contingent fee. Truck accident — contingent fee. Medical malpractice — contingent fee. You get the idea. If you have suffered a significant personal injury you will not have to worry about coming up with Thousands of Dollars to pay a retainer. You will not get billed during the course of our representation. You will not be presented with a bill at the end that is either a surprise or disproportionate to the value you received.

The hallmark of the contingent fee is that it is based on a pre-agreed percentage of the gross amount that you receive, plus reimbursement of what we spent to develop your case. Litigation can be expensive. The Law Office of Hamstead, Williams & Shook realizes that, just as most people do not have the money to pay expensive retainers, they also cannot fund themselves the expenses for hospital records, filing fees, court reporter fees, expert witness retainers, travel expenses, and the like. Expenses can often run into the thousands of dollars. We will advance those. And as for the attorney fee, that will be calculated on the basis of a  pre-agreed percentage. Typically 33-1/3% for most injury claims, like car wrecks. Forty percent for complex cases like medical malpractice and nursing home abuse.

These details will be spelled out in writing and in advance. What could be clearer? What could be more transparent?

If you or a loved one have suffered a significant personal injury do not avoid getting professional/legal advice out of fear that you cannot afford it! The Law Office of Hamstead, Williams and Shook offers free consultations. When you hire us you will know what to expect thanks to the clarity of the contingent fee agreement. Call your Hometown Law Team, Hamstead Williams & Shook today or visit us online here.

Topics: medical malpractice, personal injury, car accident, free consultation, truck accident