When it comes to hiring a lawyer to help you with your legal situation, there are going to be many factors that will go into the expense of paying for the lawyer’s services. In terms of hourly fees, some of the highest hourly rates come out of the states of California, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Virginia. In Mississippi, attorney fees tend to be comparable to many other states across the country.
However, while some cases and attorneys use an hourly fee for payment, other lawyers work on what is called contingency. Family lawyers, criminal lawyers, and business lawyers are some examples of legal professionals that may use an hourly rate. By contrast, personal injury attorneys tend to use a contingency agreement for their payment.
If you were injured in an accident in Mississippi, you may have the ability to recover compensation to pay for the costs of your damages. Bob Germany is a Jackson personal injury attorney that can advise you on your options for getting the compensation that you need. As a Jackson personal injury lawyer, Bob Germany works on a contingency basis.
How Does a Contingency Agreement Work?
The benefit for victims of injury accidents when their attorney works on a contingency basis is that they do not have to be incredibly wealthy to be supported by a legal professional. However, an attorney that works and is paid in this capacity is going to want to meet with you to evaluate your case. You should research the attorney before you meet with them so you can, “interview” them during your meeting to see if they are a good fit for you. Your attorney will also be doing the same as they get a better understanding of the details of your accident experience.
If you have a strong case, the attorney you meet with will likely want to begin a working relationship with you and take your case. For cases that are not very substantive, an attorney may decline to represent you.
If you do begin to work with an attorney that is paid on contingency, then what this essentially means is that your attorney will not be paid unless they secure compensation for you. Then, when your case is finished and you are compensated for your damages, your attorney will be paid out of that settlement. A certain percentage will go to your attorney for legal representation.
The process of getting compensation can come with additional expenses, though. Filing fees or expert witness costs are just a couple of examples that may be necessary to get a favorable outcome. Your attorney may charge you for this upfront or assume the costs and take them from your settlement.
If you would like more information about how the Mississippi personal injury claim or wrongful death process works, the Jackson wrongful death attorney at The Germany Law Firm, PLLC can help.
Speak with a Jackson Personal Injury Attorney Today
It is typically recommended to use a professional attorney when you have a legal case whether it be civil or criminal to improve your chances of securing the best outcome possible. Bob Germany is a Jackson car accident attorney that you can meet with during a free consultation. Please call The Germany Law Firm, PLLC today to schedule yours at (601) 487-0555.