Our Georgia personal injury attorneys at Ashby Thelen Lowry handle all injury claims on a contingency fee basis. Here, we discuss how generally that works so you can make informed decisions about your physical, emotional, and financial recovery after you have been hurt in an incident caused by negligence.

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What Does a Contingency Fee Arrangement Mean When Hiring a Georgia Personal Injury Attorney?

When you hire a personal injury attorney in Georgia, you and the attorney will enter into a contingency fee agreement. This agreement states that the attorney will only receive payment if they successfully recover compensation for you in your case.

The contingency fee is typically calculated as a percentage of the total amount recovered — which can vary depending on the attorney and the case’s complexity — in your case through a settlement or court verdict. This percentage should be outlined in writing before the agreement is signed.

One of the main advantages of hiring a personal injury attorney on a contingency fee basis is that you do not have to pay any upfront costs. The attorney will cover the expenses of investigating and filing your claim. While the attorney covers these expenses initially, they will be reimbursed from the settlement or verdict amount if your case is successful.

It is essential to clarify with your attorney how these expenses will be handled and whether they will be deducted from your recovery before or after the attorney’s contingency fee is calculated.

If your attorney cannot recover compensation for you in your case, you will not owe them any fees. However, you may still be responsible for certain expenses incurred during the litigation, such as court filing fees.

Discussing the specifics of the contingency fee arrangement with your attorney is crucial, as is ensuring that you fully understand the terms before signing any agreement. Additionally, be sure to ask about any other potential costs or fees associated with your case to clearly understand the financial implications of pursuing legal action.

Contact Our Skilled Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys at Ashby Thelen Lowry Today

If you have been injured because of another person or party’s negligence in Georgia, contact our skilled personal injury lawyers and support team at Ashby Thelen Lowry today at (404) 777-7771 to schedule a free consultation. This will ensure your rights are protected so you can make informed decisions about the direction of your claim.

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