You have the right to seek compensation if somebody carelessly injures you, and you are a lot more likely to get a fair settlement if you have effective legal representation. However, many accident victims don’t have the resources they need to pay all the costs associated with filing a lawsuit. That’s why most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis.
A contingency fee arrangement allows you to seek compensation for your losses without having to pay any upfront costs. It won’t cost you any money to file a lawsuit against the person who harmed you, and your attorney will only collect a fee if they win you a settlement.
What Is a Contingency Fee?
Every person has a duty of care to avoid actions that could foreseeably harm others. That means people are required to take reasonable precautions, such as obeying traffic laws, never driving while intoxicated, and installing fences with self-latching gates to prevent kids from falling into a swimming pool.
If you or a loved one was injured because someone failed to uphold their duty of care, you have the right to seek damages, which is a monetary award meant as compensation for an injury or loss. Even though you have the legal right to file a lawsuit seeking damages, you might not have enough money to cover your legal fees and other expenses. But a contingency solves this problem.
Using a contingency fee, your attorney will provide all the necessary legal services you need in exchange for a percentage of the recovery. And if your attorney fails to win you a settlement, there won’t be any charges at all.
There are many benefits for plaintiffs who file a lawsuit using a contingency fee arrangement:
- No upfront costs or legal bills until you collect a settlement
- No risk that you will owe money if you lose
- Your attorney has a strong motivation to win your case
- Large companies can’t intimidate you into accepting a small settlement
How Contingency Fees Work
Large corporations take active measures to avoid paying the full cost for the injuries they cause. For example, many trucking and delivery companies cut corners by hiring unsafe drivers or skimping on regular maintenance for their vehicles. When someone is harmed due to their negligence, they’ll do everything to deny your claim or offer you a lowball settlement that isn’t nearly enough to cover your medical expenses and other costs, such as time missed from work.
A contingency arrangement makes it possible for your personal injury lawyer to fight for justice on your behalf. If your lawsuit is successful, a percentage of your settlement will be directed to your attorney to cover legal fees and other costs, which may include:
- Parking and transportation
- Service processing
- Filing fees
- Court costs
- Investigation costs
What Types of Personal Injury Cases Does WRSMH Handle?
A contingency fee arrangement levels the playing field. At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP, our New York personal injury attorneys have gone up against some of the largest corporations in the country and come out on top. We never charge our clients anything unless we win you a settlement.
Our firm handles various types of personal injury cases, including:
- Construction accidents
- Premises liability
- Slip and fall accidents
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle and E-bike accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Delivery driver accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- Brain injury
- Product liability
- Birth injury
- Wrongful death
We’ve Won Over a Billion Dollars for Our Clients
Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP has been fighting for accident victims in New York for over 50 years. We are dedicated to helping each client achieve the best possible outcome and providing support throughout the entire legal process.
Our experienced attorneys are recognized by the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and listed in the Best Lawyers directory. We will evaluate the circumstances of your accident and advocate for fair compensation on your behalf.
Call (212) 986-7353 to schedule a FREE case evaluation today. We never stop fighting for our clients.