How Do We Get Paid?
There are different types of fee arrangements available. In most cases involving business, commercial or real estate issues we get paid by the hour. In addition to the fee we charge for costs associated with the performance of the services you request. In most cases we require a retainer from new clients. The retainer will usually be based on the estimated total cost of the service or project requested and you will be billed on a monthly basis for services performed. Paralegal and secretarial time is billed separately from attorney time.
Sometimes we can agree on a flat fee for a specific project and this will be on a case by case basis.
In most cases involving personal injuries and worker’s compensation we charge a contingent fee. This is a fee based on a percentage of the total money we recover on your behalf as compensation for your injury. In this type of fee arrangement you only pay a legal fee if we recover money for you. In addition to the attorney fee you will be charged costs. These costs are actual expenditures made necessary in process of representing you. The cost may be for such things as investigators, medical reports, court filing fees, expert witnesses and trial exhibits among others. Some of these costs may be advanced by us and recovered when the case is concluded. In contingent fee arrangements we do not charge you or bill you for such things as telephone calls, meetings, secretarial or paralegal time because they are included in the contingent fee.