After being injured in an accident due to another person’s negligence, filing a personal injury claim is your best bet at receiving the compensation you need to pay your medical bills and make up for lost wages.
But this process can be complex, as some insurance companies will use any means necessary to lowball or outright deny injury victims the compensation they need to recover. Because of this, it’s recommended that injury victims hire a personal injury attorney who can help protect their rights to fair and full compensation.
The thought of hiring an attorney can seem challenging. In our experience, many injury victims will wonder:
“How will I ever be able to afford an attorney?”
At Law Offices of J. Chrisp, our personal injury attorneys work on contingency fees. This means that we don’t collect any legal fees unless we help you win compensation. Only after this occurs do we collect a percentage of the award amount.
Why exactly do we do this? Below, we discuss a few key reasons why contingency fees benefit our clients.
1. Many Injury Victims Can’t Afford Out-Of-Pocket Costs.
If you’re looking to hire a personal injury attorney, this probably means that you’re already struggling to pay the bills that you need to keep a roof over your head and feed your family. It’s difficult to imagine that injury victims in these situations have the extra out-of-pocket money needed to pay for legal fees, too.
Contingency fees allow those who may have nothing left to obtain the legal representation they need for a successful outcome.
2. We Believe Everyone Deserves Equal Representation.
Attorneys who practice different areas of the law, such as criminal or family law, may charge costly consultation and retainer fees. Even so, successful outcomes are not guaranteed. This means that an individual may pay thousands in legal fees and still not receive an outcome he or she wanted.
This is not the case with contingency fees because:
You don’t pay out of pocket costs.
You will always be able to afford a personal injury attorney.
You don’t lose money if we aren’t successful.
We genuinely care about making sure that our clients are able to avoid paying out-of-pocket costs. Contingency fees give lower-income people the opportunity to retain aggressive, quality legal representation, when they may not have been able to otherwise.
3. We Are Confident in Our Abilities.
With contingency fees, our attorneys won’t collect any sort of legal fees unless we succeed at winning you compensation. Only then will we collect a percentage of your award amount. Otherwise, we essentially do not get paid.
Why are we willing to take this chance? While we can’t 100% guarantee a successful outcome, we are so confident in our abilities as personal injury attorneys that we are willing to take the chance of potentially doing all the work and not getting paid. When clients come to us, they can rest assured knowing that our team of aggressive legal fighters will work hard to help them obtain a successful outcome.
4. Our Attorneys Have More Incentive to Maximize Award Amounts.
As we know, insurance companies will do anything they can do lowball settlement offers. However, we won’t let that happen to our clients. Since the money we make is contingent on your total award amount, it’s that much more incentive for us to ensure that you don’t accept a lowball offer from the insurance company.
If they don’t offer you what you deserve, our legal team will look at the entirety of your case and present it to the insurance company in a way that clearly shows the full extent of your damages. We will settle for no less than the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.
Injured in an Accident? Contact the Law Offices of J. Crisp
If you or a loved one is injured in a car accident, turn to the Law Offices of J. Crisp for help. We know firsthand how tough insurance companies can be in California. Our legal team comes prepared with knowledge of local insurance adjusters and judges in the North Bay and Wine Country areas.
We will leave no stone unturned as we look at the details of your unique case to determine who is responsible to pay for your damages. Once we make this determination, our attorneys will waste no time in fighting hard to ensure you obtain the money you need to recover emotionally, physically, and financially.
Contact the Law Offices of J. Chrisp at (707) 549-8166 to schedule your free case review!