Understanding Attorney fees shouldn’t be hard. The Distasio Law Firm’s Attorney fees are of a contingency fee basis which means that rather than paying us a flat amount or an hourly rate for our legal representation, you pay us only when and if we win your case. At this point, you will pay us only a percentage of the total amount you recover via your settlement or damage award.
Reviewing Costs and Attorney Fees
We understand that you, like any prospective client, are concerned about what it will cost to have a personal injury lawyer represent you in your pursuit of compensation. No doubt, you have preconceived notions about how much it will cost to hire an attorney—and whether the outcome will be worth the investment.
Distasio Law Firm believes in being completely transparent about our costs and fees, so you can relax in knowing that what you see is what you get. We can best explain the specifics of your case in person.
When you come in for your free legal consultation, we will review your case, then explain to you your legal options for recovering the damages you have suffered as a result of your injury. This will include a high-level roadmap of how we see the case pushing forward, along with the costs and fees we anticipate for taking you to the finish line.
We will provide all the details of the attorney fees (contingency fee) agreement in writing, so you have a full understanding of what to expect.
How Contingency Based Attorney Fees Benefit You
Contingency fee pricing model is common in personal injury cases, for a variety of reasons:
Often, clients who have suffered a personal injury cannot shell out money upfront for a lawyer, especially for work that may or may not generate additional financial resources for the client. The legal process can take a long time to run its course, placing a potentially significant financial burden on a client who would otherwise be required to pay their legal fees upfront.
Contingency fees also help you, the client, in that they give you the added assurance that our legal team will be putting everything we have into winning your case—and winning handsomely. Otherwise, we do not get paid for the work we do. Finally, given the financial risk, we take with contingency fee arrangements, you know that when we accept your case, it means we feel confident in our ability to win.
Expenses/Costs You Might Expect in a Personal Injury Case
Along with the attorney’s fees, we will, advance costs on your behalf. You will not owe us for those costs until we win. When and if we win, we will deduct those costs from the recovery to reimburse us for what we have paid on your behalf. Some of the types of expenses that often arise during a personal injury case include:
- Administrative expenses: Postage, legal research, production of trial exhibits, copying documents, etc.
- Costs of investigation: Acquiring police, accident, and medical reports, hiring a private investigator, research, information gathering
- Court costs: Filing fees, juror stipend, summons/complaint service, testimony transcripts
- Expert witness fees: Common for any personal injury case, especially those that go to trial, and which may include medical, economic, vocational therapy, and/or life-care planning experts, who typically prepare and/or present expert reports explaining either cause of an injury and/or the damages resulting from it
- Deposition costs – Paying the stenographer’s rate, as well for a copy of the transcription of the deposition (sworn testimonies that occur outside of trial)
At Distasio Law Firm, we exercise exceptional judgment when determining how to spend resources—both time and money—to present a compelling case. Whether deciding on an expert witness, a private investigator, or trial exhibits, you can rest assured that we keep a vigilant eye on getting you a return on those investments.
Call Today for Your Free Legal Consultation
The team at Distasio Law Firm is eager to help you with your personal injury matter. No matter what your injury, how it happened, or who caused it, we will fight to get you the compensation you need and deserve.
The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you, the sooner your attorney can begin building your case—with access to a wider pool of evidence than what will be available further on down the line. Witness’ memories, for one, tend to fade with the passage of time.
Call Distasio Law Firm today at (813) 259-0022, so we can review your case and fill you in on how we can help recover physical, emotional, and economic damages you have suffered from your personal injury.