At Shook & Stone, the way we handle attorney fees is simple: You will be charged nothing up front, and we will receive nothing unless your case is successfully concluded. Working on what is known as a conditional fee agreement, expenses will be taken off the top of the recovery while attorney fees will then be taken out of the remaining amount of compensation awarded in a settlement, verdict, or judgment. If we don’t win, you don’t pay. There are different payment procedures for Social Security disability cases where there are maximum fees set by the government.
In personal injury cases, insurance companies and other large corporations or businesses have large amounts of resources and legal teams at their disposal. In order to level the playing field for our clients, we will pursue claims into the trial phase and will conduct thorough investigations and other necessary actions with our own funds. When we know we have the chance to implement our extensive experience and legal skills to achieve a successful conclusion and substantial compensation, this plan is the best way to ensure that you have the strongest case possible and that you will not be penalized financially in the event that we do not win.
We also understand that personal injury cases pose a great deal of financial strain on victims and their families. Over the years, we have seen the unfortunate and often devastating economic consequences injuries can create. Costly medical bills and procedures – not to mention lost wages or future earnings from the inability to work – frequently intensify worries at a time when victims should be focusing on getting well and recovering. The conditional fee agreement can alleviate any additional burdens on you and your family while we work vigorously to gain the compensation you deserve.
A point of pride for the legal team at Shook & Stone is that we know how to consistently get the results our clients expect and deserve. While we believe that cases can be won before the trial phase, we are also highly regarded as tough litigators who fight aggressively and diligently in court. With more than 85 years of combined experience and more than $500 million in compensation recovered in settlements and verdicts for our clients since 1997, our record of success proves that we know how to win.
Our firm is also well aware of the distinguishing elements responsible for our history of success and solid reputation. First and foremost, our main priorities are client satisfaction and personal attention. We always make it a point to establish and maintain close working relationships with each and every client throughout their entire legal process. We do this by providing a friendly and compassionate atmosphere that contributes to the open and honest flow of communication between our lawyers and clients. When you reach out to us for help, you will never be out of the loop and your questions will never be left unanswered.
At Shook & Stone, we are motivated to win because we have a genuine desire to help victims who were injured by the negligence of others receive the compensation they deserve, but not because we desire a reward. You will never be pressured into unfair settlements and you will never feel as if we are trying to dismiss you in order to move on to the next case. Our legal team shares this passion for helping victims and will often work collectively to give your case the benefit of our well-rounded, experienced and insightful legal skills. We work on a conditional fee agreement and offer all prospective clients free case evaluations, so there is no reason to be hesitant about contacting us to learn about how you may be eligible to receive compensation and how Shook & Stone can help.