In personal injury law, common practice is to represent clients on a contingency fee basis. Many injured clients are unable to pay attorney fees and may not be able to get legal representation without the option of contingency-based fees. This allows the risk of attorneys’ fees to be shifted to the attorney handling the case, and also allows the attorney to access the risk of recovery and decide to take on the risk.
In addition, it is the common practice for attorneys to advance litigation costs on behalf of their clients. This would include filing fees for the lawsuit, deposition costs, medical report costs, expert costs, and other litigation costs related to the case. These costs are normally advanced and are recovered at the conclusion of the case.
CaseyGerry works with clients who have suffered serious or catastrophic injuries. This means that usually, the client is not only suffering from the injury, but also from financial ramifications of the injury. Therefore, shifting the financial burden of legal counsel, to the attorney, makes a great deal of sense.
At CaseyGerry, we have strived to make the process as simple as possible. Where some contracts are long and confusing, and sometimes require the services of an attorney to understand, our client contract is straightforward, in language our clients can understand, and is less than one page.
Also, our practice is to advance costs on behalf of the client which will be recovered when the case is successfully concluded. In the rare instance where we are not successful, we never ask clients to reimburse those costs.
Our clients have suffered major injuries or experience tremendous loss. It is our number one goal to make sure they are in a better situation than when they first came to us, and to successfully do this without placing any additional burden on them.