Contingency Fee Lawyer in Athens, TX
You pay nothing unless we win your case
When you’ve been injured in an accident and need to recover compensation for your losses, never underestimate the insurance company’s ability to turn something that should be easy into a convoluted nightmare. To make matters worse, insurance companies have a lot of resources and can afford high-powered lawyers to protect their bottom line against lawsuits, meaning you are at a severe disadvantage if you decide to take them on by yourself.
Make no mistake about it, having an attorney on your side to protect your rights and aggressively advocate for your best interests can make all the difference in the outcome of your claim. Yet many don’t even consider reaching out to a personal injury attorney just because they think they can’t afford to hire one.
At Weinstein Law, founding attorney Jeff Weinstein used to represent insurance companies in car wreck cases – so he knows the value of having a knowledgeable and experienced attorney in your corner who will refuse to let them take advantage of you. That’s also why Jeff offers legal representation on a contingency fee basis. Money shouldn’t matter when you need help pursuing the compensation you deserve.
What is a contingency fee?
A contingency fee is a form of payment your lawyer receives if and when they obtain money on your behalf, either through a court judgment or a negotiated settlement. In a contingency fee agreement, you don’t have to pay for your attorney’s time and labor unless he or she makes a financial recovery in your case. If funds are secured, your lawyer receives a pre-determined percentage of the financial award, excluding costs.
Fee structures for contingency arrangements can differ from law firm to law firm, but you can generally expect your attorney to receive around one-third of any money they obtain on your behalf. Fees may also be on a sliding scale for cases that involve filing a lawsuit or preparing the case for trial.
Are costs included in a contingency fee agreement?
Any expenses your attorney paid to keep your claim moving forward are typically not included in a contingency fee. These expenses may include:
- Court fees
- Filing costs
- Copying charges
- Deposition fees
- Costs to consult with expert witnesses and specialists
- Fees associated with serving summons and subpoenas
What are the pros of a contingency fee arrangement?
There is very little risk involved and potentially much to gain when you hire a lawyer on a contingency fee basis. For instance:
- You gain access to the court system without paying anything upfront.
- Your case is decided on its merit, not your financial resources.
- The meter is never running when you call your attorney, and you aren’t charged hourly fees.
- If you win, your lawyer wins. That means your goals are aligned and you can rest easy knowing your attorney is motivated to get the best possible outcome in your case.
- If you win, your lawyer’s legal fees are deducted from the financial award instead of being an out-of-pocket expense.
Let Jeff Weinstein put them in their place
Before he represented insurance companies, Jeff was a prosecutor in Dallas. Now, he uses that experience to his advantage when he’s fighting for people just like you. Jeff understands the impact a serious injury can have on your life, and that’s not something he takes for granted. That’s why he treats every client like a member of the family and gives them his cellphone number so they can call him at any time. You shouldn’t expect anything less from your attorney, and that’s what you get when you put your trust in Jeff to handle your claim.
Contact us today for a free consultation. Our office is located in Athens, TX and we proudly serve clients throughout East Texas and the entire state of Texas.