If you or your loved one has been seriously injured in a vehicle or work accident, no doubt you are overwhelmed by working through the recovery process, medical provider appointments, money spent and lost, all while you are moving ahead with the demands of “normal” life activities.
Though you know you may need help in obtaining the maximum amount due to your family after the accident, you may be asking, “How can I choose the best lawyer for my case?” The barrage of lawyer ads on the TV, radio, and yellow pages all begin to look alike, and it may be hard to narrow your choice down to the best attorney for you.
Now, you are considering how you are going to pay for all the needed treatment and compensate for all the lost work and time spent in recovery as well as wondering whether or not you can be compensated for the pain and suffering you or your loved one is experiencing. So, how does a person choose a lawyer?
You want to find the lawyer that is best suited for you. You also want to make sure that you can afford that best lawyer. It is possible to retain the lawyer of your choosing through the use of a contingency fee agreement.
What is a Contingency Fee Agreement?
So, what is a contingency fee agreement? This agreement allows the cost of the attorney’s fees, experts, and administrative costs to be taken out of the final settlement amount after the settlement has occurred.
This agreement is also an incentive for your attorney to obtain the largest possible settlement so you receive the compensation you need and deserve, and so your lawyer is also paid a fair amount for the time, expenses, and legal expertise provided over the course of months or even years to obtain your best possible result. A contingency fee agreement allows everybody the opportunity to be represented by the best lawyers available.
Contingency fee agreements are endorsed by the West Virginia State Bar and all good lawyers who represent injury claimants use contingency fee agreements to give their clients the very best representation for the very best opportunity for collecting on their injuries.
Jeffery Robinette was admitted to practice law in 1991 and is licensed in all levels of state and federal trial courts in West Virginia. Mr. Robinette is also licensed in all state and federal appeals courts in West Virginia and the United States Supreme Court. As a National Board Certified Trial Attorney who has handled hundreds of motor vehicle, injury, and construction defect claims and a leading author on insurance claims settlement issues and difficulties in West Virginia, Jeff Robinette is uniquely qualified to represent your best interest.