Were you recently injured by someone else’s negligent or reckless actions? If the answer is yes, then it’s critical that you speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer who can help you explore your legal options.
One of the most common concerns people have when pursuing a personal injury claim is the cost of an attorney. A common misconception is that only those who are rich and wealthy can afford an attorney. That is not the case. The Sarasota attorneys at Farrow & Pulice, P.A. explain how contingency fees work.
What are contingency fees?
Our law firm operates on what’s called a contingency fee basis. Rather than billing you directly for our services (which many attorneys do at an hourly rate), we simply take a percentage of the compensation you would receive through a settlement or verdict. Contingency fees are not collected until the end of your case and you only pay if we win.
Do I have to pay anything out of pocket?
If you are pursuing a personal injury case, you still have to pay certain legal fees out of your own pocket. These often include:
- Filing fees — this is the cost of filing a personal injury case in court.
- Court fees — these are additional court fees that apply to your case.
- Discovery fees — these fees apply when obtaining documents that may be used to support your case.
- Expert witness fees — fees that apply to the cost of witness testimonies.
- Incidental costs — costs that apply to postage and copying documents and paperwork.
Do contingency fees apply to legal consultations?
At Farrow & Pulice, P.A., we don’t believe that those who have sustained serious injuries or lost loved ones because of someone else’s negligence should fear the costs of seeking legal help. We need to review the details surrounding the incident that led to your injury in order to help you build a strong legal case.
Our law firm offers free case evaluations to clients throughout southwestern Florida. If you were injured through no fault of your own, this is a good opportunity to ask questions and weigh your legal options.
We handle a wide range of personal injury cases including:
- Car and truck accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and falls and premises liability
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Negligent security
- Wrongful death
How can I get started?
It’s important that you take your case seriously from the start. For example, document the incident that led to your injury by writing down the date, time and location, taking pictures of the location, and speaking to witnesses. It’s also important that you seek prompt medical attention to get a full medical evaluation and diagnosis of your injuries.
Pursing a claim won’t be easy, especially when you’re up against a stubborn insurance company who is more concerned with saving money than ensuring that you are compensated for your losses. That’s where the attorneys at Farrow & Pulice, P.A. come in. We have more than 20 years of experience fighting on behalf of injured people and holding negligent parties accountable. Contact us online to find out how we can help.