After a medical malpractice incident, getting legal help is essential to protect your rights and obtain compensation from a doctor or healthcare provider who harmed you. For many people, however, finding a lawyer can be a daunting experience, especially if you have not ever had a lawyer before. One primary concern you may have is the cost of hiring legal representation, since you’ve probably heard that lawyers are expensive.
The reality, however, is that you have nothing to lose by hiring a St. Louis medical malpractice attorney. At Carey Danis & Lowe, our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means if you do not win, you do not pay legal fees.
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What is a Contingent Fee Arrangement?
A contingent fee arrangement is also called a no win/ no fee arrangement. Essentially, an attorney agrees to represent you and work on your case without charging you anything up front for the legal services. If your attorney is able to help you recover compensation in a settlement or in court, then your attorney is paid for the legal work. If you lose your case and you do not obtain any monetary damages, then your lawyer is not paid for the legal work performed.
A contingent fee arrangement makes it possible for you to hire a lawyer to represent you without being afraid that you will be left with huge bills. You deserve to have a legal advocate looking out for you, especially as the insurance company and the doctor or hospital are all going to have attorneys who are protecting them.
How Much is a Contingent Fee?
The fee that you will pay if your attorney helps you to recover compensation is based on a percentage of the amount of money that you are able to recover from the case.
Because your attorney is paid based on a percentage of the money you recover, you are assured that your lawyer is definitely looking out for your interests— everyone benefits when more compensation is awarded for losses. Not only that, but hiring a lawyer often allows you to recover more money than you would have if you had tried to handle the case on your own. This typically means that even after you have paid out legal fees to your attorney, you are still left with more money than you would have received if you had tried to resolve your malpractice case all on your own.
St. Louis personal injury lawyers Carey, Danis & Lowe represent work on a contingent fee basis when representing victims of medical negligence. Contact our St. Louis, Missouri medical negligence lawyers today at (877) 678-3400 to schedule a free consultation.