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When you get hurt in an accident and someone else is to blame, you should be able to sue for damages no matter what your current financial situation looks like. This is why a contingency fee arrangement can be so helpful when you are pursuing a personal injury case. When your New Jersey personal injury lawyer works on contingency, they get paid when you do.

What is a Contingency Fee?

A contingency fee gets paid when a certain event occurs. In this case, your fee gets paid to your lawyer when they win your case for you. This means that you do not have to make a massive upfront payment or pay high hourly rates when you want to hold someone accountable for an accident that caused you harm.

If you get injured in an accident, you can end up staring at a pile of medical bills. You probably have to miss work while you recover too. This can cause a lot of economic stress for any household. You should not have to worry about paying for a lawyer on top of that.

Does My Lawyer Get a Higher Contingency Fee When I Get a Higher Settlement?

A contingency fee is often a percentage that you agree to pay when your lawyer helps you win your case. So the more money you win, the more your lawyer could get paid.

The exact percentage you will pay can vary based on a few different factors. In some cases, a lawyer might charge less for a case that seems easier to win. Their fee may increase for a case that looks more complicated or one that would take a lot more work. This is why we offer case consultations. We can learn more about your case, its potential value, and what needs to be done to hold any liable parties accountable.

How Can a Lawyer Help Me With My Case?

Now you’re probably wondering how your lawyer will earn that contingency fee. Your lawyer can advocate for you at every stage of the legal process. That means that they will be working hard to:

  • Gather evidence, like surveillance footage, that can strengthen your case
  • Talk to witnesses
  • Negotiate with insurers
  • Field settlement offers
  • Calculate fair compensation
  • Prepare a case that can win in court, if needed
  • Defend you from any accusations of wrongdoing
  • Prepare you for testimony or depositions

Talk to a Lawyer Today

When you are ready to move forward with a personal injury case, do not let your own financial situation stop you. If you believe that someone’s negligence caused you harm, they need to be held accountable no matter how much money you have. Contact Falcon Law Firm and schedule your free consultation with our team today.