Personal Injury Blog

Why Contingency Fees?

Posted By Shook & Stone || 6-Jul-2015

Following preventable accidents, injured victims and their loved ones often encounter financial setbacks, commonly as a result of medical bills, lost work wages, and other expenses and losses. In many cases, these costs can be extreme and life-altering. This is exactly why our Las Vegas injury attorneys at Shook & Stone work on a contingency fee basis.

Contingency fees mean that our clients do not pay us unless we win their case, and in successful cases, our fees are computed based on a percentage of your total recovery. In other words, there are no up-front attorney fees in personal injury cases when you work with Shook & Stone.

While contingency fees are a benefit for accident victims in personal injury cases, contingency fees do not apply in Social Security disability or workers' compensation cases. Since SSD and workers' comp are federal / state programs, the government sets maximum fees.

If you or a loved one was recently injured because of someone else's negligent, careless, or wrongful actions, you are most likely asking a lot of questions. Questions like:

  • How am I going to pay medical bills?
  • How can I afford to take time off work to recover?
  • Can I afford an attorney?
  • What will insurance pay for and what will I have to pay out-of-pocket for?

Financial concerns should be the least of your worries right now. An injury or death in the family are huge physical and emotional burdens. At Shook & Stone, we want you to be able to focus on your recovery – we will take care of the rest.

Again, our fees are contingent on our success in your case. If we are unsuccessful with your personal injury claim, you do not pay attorney fees. This alleviates the financial risk in retaining an attorney. If we are successful, we will take our fees as a percentage of your total recovery.

Shook & Stone has recovered over $500 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. If you or a loved one was injured and are interested in learning more about our services and fees, we invite you to call us today for a FREE evaluation of your case.

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