The Cost Of Hiring A Slip-And-Fall Accident Lawyer

7-2-24-cost-of-attorney-265x300Suppose you’ve never worked with a personal injury lawyer before. In that case, you may have fallen prey to a common misconception: that the most experienced slip-and-fall accident attorneys charge the highest possible rates, making it borderline impossible for ordinary people to afford their services.

In some areas of law, attorneys charge incredible amounts of money, however, that is not the case for personal injury claims.

Contingency Fees: The #1 Reason You Can 100% Afford To Hire An Attorney

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s attorneys have spent decades advocating for the rights of slip-and-fall accident victims.

We know that people who have suffered serious accident-related injuries are often saddled with medical debt and struggling to replace lost income from work. Even if they need a lawyer, putting money aside to file a lawsuit rarely takes priority over keeping the lights on.

We work on a “contingency fee” basis. In other words, our payment is contingent on the successful resolution of your case. If we are unable to secure a settlement or obtain a court-ordered award on your case, we do not get paid, and we will not ask you to reimburse us for our services.

How Contingency Fees Protect You—And Incentivize Your Lawyer

A contingency fee is an arrangement between an attorney and their client.

If your lawyer accepts your case on a contingency fee basis, you won’t be billed by the hour or sent an invoice if you lose. Instead, your attorney only receives compensation if they win your claim or reach a settlement with the defendant. Compensation for personal injury claims in New York State is 1/3 of the final settlement amount.

New York’s Contingency Fee Rules For Slip-And-Fall Accident Attorneys

Every personal injury lawyer in New York is bound by strict rules of professional conduct and procedure that prohibit them from charging excessive or unreasonable contingency fees. State law provides a very clear-cut definition of what constitutes a “reasonable” percentage.

In New York State that “reasonable percentage” is 1/3 of the final settlement amount.

This means that you will pay 1/3 of the final settlement regardless of how experienced your lawyer and their firm is. If the contingency fee is the same for both more experienced attorneys and those with less experience, why would you settle for anyone less than the best?

Since our founding in 2005, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. has established a record of success. We’ve helped our clients obtain more than $175 million in damages—we could help you, too. Please send us a message online or call us at 1-866-529-5334 to schedule your free consultation today.

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