Do I have to pay anything upfront?

Do I pay any legal fees to your firm upfront?

It is not often that you need a lawyer in your life. Perhaps when you buy a house, perhaps when you make a will. But actually needing a lawyer in your life will not happen all that often  – we get it.

If we decide to work together on your case, you will never pay up front legal fees in your personal injury case.

We understand that seeking legal help can be overwhelming, particularly when it comes to how much it will cost. Even if you are confident of obtaining a settlement or good verdict, you may fear hiring a lawyer will cost too much.  The first step is knowing that our consultations are free. You do not pay us to talk to us. Talking to us is free.

“When you or a family member has suffered life-threatening or life-changing injuries, we know the last thing you need is a legal bill every month. With our firm – we will never ask you for money upfront.”

-Matt Lalande, Disability and Personal Injury Lawyer

Our firm works on a no-win no-fee contingency basis.

When you hire a reputable and experienced car accident lawyer to help protect your future and recover your losses, these lawyers are performing highly specialized work. Typically, experienced personal injury lawyers will have years or decades of extensive legal training, experience and a very specialized knowledge of the law and legal system. Good personal injury lawyers are often in high demand.

Many people who are economically underprivileged cannot afford to retain the services of an experienced car accident lawyer. Victims who suffer life changing personal injuries want to be and need to be compensated fairly for their losses, their lost wages, for their pain and suffering, their loss of amenities, relationships, housekeeping capacity etc. etc. The problem is most people would only be able to afford a fraction of what a reputable personal injury lawyers would charge – while at the same time, would need the same quality representation as others who can afford to pay their legal bills.

Our firm, never asks for money up front. We work on a contingency fee basis meeting that you will only pay our law firm if we win your case. If we lose, you do not pay our legal fees. This helps clients who otherwise may not be able to afford the services of a personal injury specialist but may in fact have a case with a potential for substantial compensation to help protect their future.

We believe that operating on a contingency fee basis allows us to be committed to the ideal of equal treatment under law, while at the same time screening out frivolous lawsuits and saving the time of our Courts and legal system, which is already consistently bogged down and backed up.

How does the contingency fee help you?

It allows you access to the justice system.  It allows you access to the services of a personal injury specialist without having to pay a monthly retainer out-of-pocket which, would be unaffordable for most people. Comparatively, most people could pay dentists or chiropractors by the hour because the treatment is limited to the service they need on that particular day.  With a serious car accident case involving life changing injuries, the process could take several years and involve an extraordinary amount of highly specialized doctors, specialists, accountants, occupational therapists, vocational specialists etc. etc. who all need to also be paid for your time. Remember you would not only need to pay the hourly fees of an experienced lawyer, over the course of several years, but also you would be paying the costs of retaining numerous experts who are also highly specialized. The benefit of a contingency fee is that you pay nothing out of pocket until the end of your case, which “levels the playing field” for economically disadvantaged injured people.

Another obvious benefit is that our lawyers work on a percentage basis. The law firm’s income on your case is directly tied to the settlement or verdict obtained for you, which gives financial incentive to most experienced legal specialists to obtain the largest award possible for you.

Another risk is that with a contingency fee, the lawyer assumes the risk of not being paid in order to make legal services available to someone who otherwise cannot afford them. If you pay your legal fees on an hourly basis and your case is not successful, then you are out of pocket, fully. Alternatively, with a contingency fee, the lawyer assumes the risk of spending hundreds of hours on your case in exchange for an agreed percentage of the result that that lawyer can obtain. In short, the risk is not on you, but all on us.

What is the alternative to a contingency fee arrangement?

The alternative is an hourly rate. You have the option of paying our car accident lawyers an hourly rate for the work they do on your case. You would be provided with a legal account every 30 days that you would need to satisfy in full before any further legal work was continued on your case.

Have you been involved in a serious car accident? We will never ask for money up front.

If you have been involved in a serious car accident which has caused you life changing injuries we can help. We offer free case evaluations.

If you decide to retain our firm, we will work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that our legal fees are paid from your settlement amount. If we do not win a recovery for you, you do not pay any legal fees to our firm. Call us today at 905-333-8888, chat with our live chat to set up an appointment, or fill in a contact form at your convenience. We will get back to you within several hours of your inquiry.




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