The Information You Need About Contingency Fees And Your Case – “No Win, No Fee”
After an accident leaves you with a personal injury, you may find yourself struggling to pay your bills. You want to hire a lawyer to help you, but you don’t think you can afford one. This is where contingency fees come in – they mean that you only pay a fee if your attorney recovers compensation for you.
At Amethyst Law Group, LLC, our knowledgeable attorneys have more than 30 collective years of experience helping Florida clients understand their options and rights when it comes to personal injury claims. They named the firm after the amethyst stone, which is said to have protective properties. It is a testament to how much our team cares about helping you, even if you cannot currently afford legal counsel.
Contingency Fees Are Determined On A Case-By-Case Basis
When attorneys work on a contingency basis, you do not have to pay any fees upfront. Instead, the lawyers collect a portion of the money they recover for you. The fee that you pay depends on the amount of your settlement or award. If your counsel does not recover compensation, you do not have to pay them anything.
What To Know About The New Contingency Fee Laws
Florida recently passed Senate Bill 236 and House Bill 837, which make it more difficult for victims to succeed in their personal injury lawsuits. The new laws will:
- Make it more difficult to file lawsuits against insurers, even if they do not follow the rules
- Allow insurance companies to refuse to pay plaintiffs’ attorneys
- Require companies to have at least 51% fault for a victim to file a lawsuit
Although the law makes the road harder for the victims of personal injuries, you should not give up hope. Our team is more determined than ever to stand up for the rights of people injured by individuals’ or corporations’ negligence. Our lawyers will continue to stay up-to-date on new developments so that they can inform you of your rights.
Speak With Us About Your Case Today
Don’t feel discouraged; get help at Amethyst Law Group, LLC. To learn more about how the new law affects your claim, contact us to schedule a free consultation. Please call 813-670-6027 or send us an email. We have four convenient law offices, in Ocala, Melbourne, Miami and Tampa. We provide services in Spanish, German, Farsi, Swedish and English.