Contingency Fee Lawyers in Walnut Creek and Antioch
We get paid only if we win your case
If you hire an attorney on an hourly basis, you would typically be expected to pay hundreds of dollars upfront or get put on a monthly payment plan. The problem is that most people who have been injured in accidents can’t afford to pay for an attorney’s fees upfront. The insurance company representing the at-fault party can, however. That gives insurance companies an unfair advantage over accident victims.
At Clancy & Diaz, LLP, our attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis. That means the fee that we receive for our services is a fixed percentage of the amount of money we recover for a client. A contingency fee bridges the gap between you and the insurance company. It allows you to get a highly skilled personal injury lawyer on your side without any upfront legal costs.
How are contingency fees determined in California?
If you hire a lawyer who offers legal representation on a contingency fee basis, you only have to pay attorney fees if and when the lawyer secures compensation on your behalf and your case is resolved. Fees are a pre-determined percentage of your financial award, thus the amount your attorney receives in fees is contingent upon the amount of compensation the attorney obtains on your behalf. If your case can’t be resolved, your attorney doesn’t receive any fees.
Contingency fee agreements are generally to the benefit of the client because the client can get professional legal help without paying anything in advance or out-of-pocket.
How do I know if I have a case?
The most convenient way to find out whether you have a viable personal injury claim is to contact a law firm and schedule a free consultation. Generally speaking, you may be able to pursue compensation for damages if you sustained an injury in an accident that was not your fault or had a loved one die as a result of negligence.
How much compensation can I expect to receive for my case?
The amount of money you receive from a negotiated settlement or successful court verdict is subject to many different factors, such as the severity of your injury, the total cost of your accident-related expenses, and the strength of your case. In general, you may be eligible to recover compensation for:
- Current and future medical costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Replacement services
- Your pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Punitive damages, which are intended to punish a defendant for especially egregious acts of negligence
- Benefits involving the wrongful death of a loved one
Again, one of the easiest ways to learn about your legal rights and options is to let a personal injury law firm evaluate your case. An attorney will be able to accurately calculate the total cost of all your damages and give you an idea of what your claim might be worth.
Don’t hesitate – Contact Clancy & Diaz today
Our attorneys fight for maximum compensation, and we’ve got the case results to back it up. If you’ve been injured and someone else is to blame, contact us today for a free consultation. We proudly serve clients in Walnut Creek, Antioch, and the Bay Area, California.
“Pete Clancy was the only lawyer that would take my case. A lot of lawyers I called would only take my case if I had witnesses. I called Pete and was able to meet with him pretty much right away. He is definitely the guy to go to if you have a personal injury claim!” – 5-Star review from Natalie S. on Google