Fees & Costs
Fees and Compensation for School Violence and Injury and Wrongful Death Claims
In nearly all injury and wrongful death cases we represent clients on a contingency fee basis. If this is the basis for our fees for your case, you will not be obligated to pay us any fees while your case is proceeding. We will only be entitled to a fee for our representation if we are successful in recovering compensation for you through a settlement or trial verdict. If we do not recover compensation for you, you will not owe us a fee.
Our contingency fee will be based upon a percentage of the amount recovered through settlement or trial. This percentage will be determined at the outset of our engagement, and will be set forth in our retention letter agreement. In most cases the percentage will be higher if a case goes to trial, as significantly more time is usually required than if a case is settled prior to trial.
If our representation is not based upon a contingency fee arrangement, the basis of such other fee arrangement will be set forth in our retention letter agreement.
During the course of litigation for personal injury and wrongful death cases, costs are incurred, such as the cost for hiring experts and for deposition costs. Our retention letter agreement will describe how these and other costs will be handled for your case, whether these costs are to be advanced by our firm, and other matters relating to costs.
Questions about Fees and Costs
The above is a summary of how fees and costs are usually handled by our firm for personal injury and wrongful death cases, and is provided for general informational purposes only. This description does not govern the representation basis for your matter; instead, such representation is governed solely by our representation letter agreement with you.
It is important that you understand the fees and costs that pertain to your matter. We will discuss fees and costs at the outset of our engagement, and we would invite you to ask us any questions that you may have.