Understanding a Contingency Fee
You or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of someone else.
The last thing you need is to worry about how to pay a personal injury
attorney to protect your rights and interests. At The Doan Law Firm, we
understand the challenges you face injured because of the negligence of
someone else. We are committed to fighting for your rights to ensure that
you obtain the level of compensation you are entitled.
At The Doan Law Firm, we charge what is known as a contingency fee. We
want you to understand fully what is meant by a contingency fee.
How a Contingency Fee Works
In simple terms, a contingency fee means that you do not pay our firm anything
for legal representation unless and until we obtain a settlement of your
claim or a judgment in court in your favor. The fee is contingent upon
The Doan Law Firm winning your case. If you receive no settlement or judgment,
you owe our firm nothing.
How a Contingency Fee is Determined
A contingency fee is a percentage of any favorable settlement or judgment
obtained in your case. Before you retain The Doan Law Firm, we reach a
mutual agreement on the percentage of any settlement or judgment that
will constitute our fee.
We believe in complete transparency when it comes to attorney fees and
our clients. There will never be any surprises. You will know the precise
percentage we charge as a fee upfront.
How a Contingency Fee is Paid
When a settlement or judgment is obtained in your favor, the agreed-to
fee is deducted from that payment. You do not pay us anything before a
settlement or judgment. You do not pay anything as a fee for services
above and beyond what was agreed at the time you retain our firm to represent
you in a personal injury case.
Some personal injury law firms bill clients for expenses during their course
of representation. In other words, these lawyers expect a client to pay
for the expenses associated with a case even before a client sees any
money in the form of a settlement or judgment.
At The Doan Law Firm, we know you are dealing with enough without having
to worry about fronting expenses in your personal injury case. Our firm
pays all necessary expenses associated with your case. Before you retain
our firm, we reach a mutual agreement about how these fees will be reimbursed
when a settlement or judgment is obtained.
Examples of what expenses might be incurred in a typical personal injury
- court filing fees and costs
- preparation of trial exhibits
- expert witness fees
We do not incur expenses unless they are absolutely necessary. Our goal
as attorneys fighting for you is to obtain for you the maximum amount
of compensation for your injuries. If you have questions about expenses
incurred in your case, you can contact our firm any time by calling us
Written Fee Agreement
Our fee agreements with clients are always in writing, in plain English.
A personal injury attorney from our firm will discuss in detail a contingency
fee agreement and answer any and all questions that you may have at any time.
Your Approval of a Settlement
In the final analysis, a personal injury claim is your case. You must approve
the terms and conditions of any proposed settlement, including the dollar
amount, before an agreement is reached with the negligent party. Before
any settlement is reached, your attorney from The Doan Law Firm will fully
explain the settlement terms answer any questions.
If you are still in the process of seeking legal counsel, The Doan Law
Firm will schedule an initial consultation with you to discuss and evaluate
your case. We do not charge a fee for an initial consultation.
You can contact The Doan Law Firm 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365
days a year by calling 800-349-0000. We will schedule an appointment at
a time that is convenient for you, at one of our office, in your home,
or even in the hospital if you are still being treated for your injuries.
National Personal Injury Firm
The Doan Law Firm has offices located in a variety of U.S. cities, including:
- San Antonio
- Fort Worth
- El Paso
- McAllen & Harlingen
- Midland & Odessa
- Corpus Christi
- Bryan & College Station
- New York
We stand ready to fight for you. Call us today at 800-349-000.