What is a Contingency Fee?

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What is a Contingency Fee?

The Biscontini Law Firm will not receive any fee unless a client receives compensation. The purpose of this article is to explain how a contingency fee works.

At the beginning of every personal injury case, the law firm does not ask for any money up front.  Likewise, our law firm advances all litigation costs on behalf of every client.

The amount of attorney fees depends on how much your case settles for or wins.  Therefore, we have incentive to work harder for you to ensure your Pennsylvania personal injury case settles or wins as much money as possible.  The more our clients are paid, the more our law firm is paid. It is that simple.

The Biscontini Law Firm handles the following type of Pennsylvania personal injury cases on a one-third (33 1/3 %) fee:  car and auto accident cases, slip/trip and fall cases, motorcycle accident cases, pedestrian knock-down cases and dog bite cases.

Were you injured at work or while within the scope of your employment?  An attorney from the Biscontini Law Firm will handle your Workers Compensation case on a twenty-percent (20 %) contingency fee.

Medical malpractice, tractor-trailer/trucking accident, products liability, birth injury, food safety and other similar personal injury cases are also handled on a contingency fee.

Let us give you 3 examples:

  • Example 1:   Driver 1 is injured while stopped at a red light. A car crashes into the rear-end of Driver 1’s car.  Driver 1 suffers a neck and back injury requiring extensive physical therapy, pain management and surgery.  A car accident lawyer at the Biscontini Law Firm is able to negotiate a settlement with the responsible party’s insurance company, Erie Insurance Company, for $650,000.00 after filing a lawsuit. The law firm would be paid 1/3 of the total settlement proceeds.
  • Example 2: Person 2 falls inside the Walmart in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Store employees cleaned the floors and failed to put up any type of warning or wet floor signs. Person 2 fractures her leg and is unable to work for four (4) months due to her injury. She also receives physical therapy and has an injection into her knee to help alleviate pain.  A slip and fall lawyer at the Biscontini Law Firm wins Person 2’s case at an Arbitration for an award of $130,000.00.  The law firm would be paid 1/3 of total settlement proceeds.
  • Example 3: Person 3 has limited tort on their automobile insurance. Person 3 is driving on Interstate 81 and is sideswiped by another vehicle. The other vehicle leaves the scene of the accident. Person 3 makes a claim for Uninsured Motorist (UM) benefits against their automobile insurance company, Progressive. After two (2) years of litigating this matter, although a jury finds that the hit and run driver was at fault, Person 3 cannot recover any damages for pain and suffering because of his limited tort selection, and awards $ 0.  Although a personal injury lawyer at the Biscontini Law Firm worked for two (2) years on the case and advanced $8,500.00 in litigation costs, Person 3 does not owe the law firm any money.  It is the law firm’s loss, not the client’s.

If you are injured because of someone else’s negligence and have financial difficulties, do not worry about paying. We want to help you.  If you or someone you know has been injured, call the Biscontini Law Firm for a free consultation at (570) 283-7777.

Disclaimer

The information obtained in this website or the page What is a Contingency Fee? is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual and unique situation. Our office invites you to contact us to set up a free consultation with an attorney to review your potential matter. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to our office until such time as a formal attorney-client relationship has been established.

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