Don’t pay your North Dakota attorney too much.
Here is what you MUST know before hiring an attorney in North Dakota:
How do North Dakota attorneys set the FEES that they charge?
Attorney’s set their fees based on a combination of things including:
*How much the attorney thinks you can pay.
*How busy the attorney is. When attorneys are very busy they charge more.
When attorneys do not have enough work they charge less.
*How much “overhead” does the attorney have? Overhead includes office rent and staff salaries and benefits. Clients are the ones who pay for big fancy offices and large support staffs.
*How much can the attorney charge and still be price “competitive” with other attorneys.
*How much money does the attorney wants to make.
Most clients severely injured in car crashes choose to use a contingent legal fee because it does not require the payment of any fees until a recovery is obtained. Clients that have been seriously injured in a crash often suffer financial difficulties making it difficult to pay for attorney’s fees in advance. Also there is no risk to the client because attorney’s fees are only paid if there is a recovery and the amount of the fee is based on the amount of the recovery.
During the more than 30 years that I have been representing clients hurt in car crashes I have
seen most attorneys charge contingent fees of 33% or more to handle car crash and other types of
personal injury cases. Some attorneys charge up to 50%. I think 33% to 50% is too much. Those are not affordable legal fees.
I have decided to charge 24% and less for my contingent fee on certain car crash cases. I use a
*Twenty-four percent (24%) of the first $1,000,000.00 recovered ($1.00 to $1,000,000.00); and
*Twenty percent (20%) on amounts recovered between $1,000,001.00 and $3,000,000.00; and
*Fifteen percent (15%) on any amount recovered over $3,000,001.00.
On a case with a $3,000,000.00 recovery my clients would save $350,000.00 in attorney’s fees compared to the standard 33% contingent fee that most attorneys charge. On a case with a $30,000 recovery my clients will pay only $7,200.00 in attorneys fees instead of $10,000.00 charged by most other attorneys under the standard 33% contingent fee. Every extra dollar that you spend on high attorney’s fees is a dollar out of you pocket.
Why does this North Dakota Attorney charge LESS THAN A 25% contingent fee on selected car crash cases?
Because I believe everyone should have access to an attorney when they need one and that attorneys fees should be affordable for everyone. I am committed to providing convenient affordable legal service to all of my clients.
How can I charge LESS THAN A 25% contingent fee on selected car crash cases?
I have been representing clients injured in car crashes for more than 30 years. I have handled all types of complex and complicated personal injury and wrongful death claims.
I know what needs to be done and how to do it.
I use modern computer equipment and software to efficiently complete the work that needs to be done.
I have a very small overhead. I do not have a big fancy office. I do not have a staff. It’s just me. When you call, you talk to me. When we meet, you meet with me.
I handle every detail of your case myself. You get my personal attention all of the time.
Your case is not handled by a junior associates or a legal assistants or a secretary. Your case is not used to train employees.
I know how to work with my clients to obtain the compensation they deserve.
Because I personally handle every detail of your case I can only accept a limited number of severely injured car crash clients.
Contingent Attorney’s Fee defined:
A contingent attorney’s fee is similar to someone working on a commission basis. The attorney gets paid a percentage of the amount that a client recovers. The attorney’s fee is paid at the conclusion of the case when a settlement or judgment is obtained. If the client does not obtain a settlement or judgment no attorney’s fees are owed.
Most clients with personal injury claims choose to use a contingent legal fee because it does not require the payment of any fees until a recovery is obtained. Clients that have been seriously injured in an accident often face financial difficulties making it difficult to pay for attorney’s fees in advance. Also there is no risk to the client because attorney’s fees are only paid if there is a recovery and the amount of the fee is based on the amount of the recovery.
You can find many discussions about contingent attorney’s fees. Insurance companies and big business often write negative articles about contingent attorney’s fees. Insurance companies and big business do not like contingent attorney’s fees because the contingent attorney fee agreement provides regular people like you the ability to hire an attorney to protect you when you have been injured. Insurance companies and big business do not want you to hire an attorney to protect your rights.
If you have any questions about contingent attorney’s fees I will answers them in detail when we meet to discuss your case. We can also discuss other types of attorney’s fees agreements such as hourly fees or a flat fee. However both the hourly fee and the flat fee require you to make an initial deposit to cover the expected fees and the attorney’s fees are paid without regard for how much you actually recover.
Injured in a Car Crash in North Dakota?
When you have been severely injured in a car crash that was caused by another person, you are entitled to receive compensation for your: pain, suffering, scars, emotional distress, fear of injury, physical impairments, mental anguish, lost wages, loss of earnings and unpaid medical bills.
I am currently accepting cases from Fargo, Hillsboro, Mayville, Grand Forks, Grafton, Wahpeton, Hankinson, Lisbon, Valley City, Jamestown, Carrington, Cooperstown, Devils Lake, Cavalier, Langdon, Rolla, Rugby, Minot, Bismarck, Mandan, Dickinson, Watford City, Williston, Bowman and Beach