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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 case include:

  • court filing fees and costs
  • depositions
  • 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 at (800) 349-0000.

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.

Initial Consultation

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:

  • Dallas
  • Austin
  • San Antonio
  • Fort Worth
  • Houston
  • El Paso
  • Amarillo
  • Waco
  • Lubbock
  • McAllen & Harlingen
  • Midland & Odessa
  • Corpus Christi
  • Bryan & College Station
  • Chicago
  • Denver
  • Detroit
  • New York

We stand ready to fight for you. Call us today at (800) 349-0000.

Client Testimonials

  • “They went above and beyond for me and I assure you they will do the same for you!”


  • “We were treated as if we were their number one and only client.”


  • “I received AAA+ care from Jimmy Doan and the Doan Law Firm team.”


  • “They would always return my calls when I had questions. Highly recommend to everyone”


  • “I was very pleased with the amount of professionalism the whole staff showed me”


Our No Fee Promise

  • Totally Free Case Evaluation
  • We Will Advance all Case Costs, Which Include Hiring Investigators and Medical Field Experts.
  • No Fees, Unless We Win

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

  1. After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.
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