18 Search Results for "Contingent fee"

March 15, 2014 at 1:50 pm

FAQ

...bad faith insurance settlements. In those cases, you usually cannot afford a large cash retainer, and the attorney is willing to accept a percentage of the eventually recovery and to take a risk of a $0.00 award. More About Contingent Fees: 10% to 40% My contingent percentages vary from 10% to $40%. Sometimes there is a very limited amount of insurance the carrier will pay out promptly. I will sometimes take 10% of such a recovery in order to...

April 11, 2017 at 8:16 pm

30 SIMPLE FACTS ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM

...s fine if I have to visit and photograph the scene, hire a reconstructionist, or make the case for fault. But if the carrier spares me that effort, 20% is ok for clear fault cases. That’s my opinion, and it works. Some contingent fee cases justify 36% to 40%. Think major products liability, such as an exploding tire, medical malpractice, with its huge litigation costs, or industrial accidents, exploding mine or gas well, with expert...

January 8, 2018 at 10:04 pm

Search #8 of My Blogs: “Contingent Fees”

...spectives of a Small Town Lawyer” and “WV Lawyer – Tips and Techniques”. This robust blog is for the WV legal consumer. It has 1200 pages and 340 articles and 22 “hits” for the term “contingent fees”. Lawyers will perform a variety of services for fees that are not guaranteed, based upon a percentage of the total settlement or recovery. Key is acuity in selecting, building, settling, or trying the...

January 22, 2016 at 10:20 pm

An Article to Bookmark: Until Your World Comes Crashing Down

...217;s mistake. Your lawyer can help make that clear to the adjustor. If we hit it off, and you decide to entrust your claim(s), yours, your spouse’s, and your children, to us, we are off and running: We have you sign a contingent fee agreement, 20% for clear fault settled out of court, 25% if liability is contested but still settled out of court, 1/3 (33 1/3 %) if suit filed, and occasionally 40% (but these are usually the medical...

December 24, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Many Ways to Meet Your Lawyer – Personal Injury – Divorce – Civil Suits

...heerful staff. 2. Chat for 15 minutes or more. I do not charge for such calls. If I cannot represent you, I will try to recommend someone who can. 3. I will quote a retainer at the end of the phone call. 4. If it is a “contingent fee”, case, I will give you an appointment, usually within 48 hours. You may be pleasantly surprised regarding the proposed fee percentage. 5. E-mail me, either hunterjb@hunterlawfirm.net or go to my Findlaw...

January 24, 2018 at 9:43 pm

A Personal Injury Glossery: Negligence, Insurance, and the Rest

...r guy’s” carrier. This cause of action no longer exists in WV, as our legislature outlawed it. You are limited now to a complaint through the WV State Insurance commission and possible “slap on the wrist” of the carrier. 17. Contingent Fees: personal injury litigation and claim processing can be very expensive; thus, the most common fee arrangement is a “contingent fee”. These fees may range from 10% – 40%. No fee is taken unless there is...

December 13, 2016 at 12:28 am

A Claim Against Your Own Insurance Company?

...molder for a year or two, making it unrepairable even if it really was. Once your lawyer sizes up your situation, your cash flow, health, age, and tolerance for risk, he might counsel a different approach, taking an up-front contingent fee of 8% to 10%. If suit must be filed, you get a credit for fees paid. The lawyer can help you pester, document, argue, and negotiate with the field level adjustor, not a high paid lawyer billing hourly, who has...

July 7, 2017 at 1:53 pm

MORE ABOUT UNBUNDLING (A $500 Product That is Worth $1000)

...o help someone injured by a negligent, insured, “tortfeasor”, but the pool of such cases is getting smaller. Our firm does this work and will be happy to “audition” for your personal injury case. This work is performed on a “contingent fee basis”, so you do not pay unless there is a recovery. I have many blog articles on these kinds of cases. Just search in www.hunterlawfirm.net for “personal injury”, “insurance”, “negligence”, “industrial”, or...

March 24, 2017 at 9:23 pm

A CONCISE SUMMARY OF THE FUTURE OF THE LAW

...ng away incentive of lawyers to be able to represent these aggrieved people. Forced arbitration, which could be a solution, is a sham, designed by big business to keep consumers from suing them, and they are succeeding. With contingent fee cases, personal injury, industrial injury, medical malpractice, and insurance bad faith, the lawyers are motivated because there are prospects of good pay days if the lawyer will delay receiving payment and...

May 3, 2016 at 9:06 pm

It Is Six Months After My Rear End Collison: What Should I Do?

...o save legal fees and risk by paying a reasonable settlement. It also means that the client gets to keep over $60,000 of “cold cash”, most of which is not taxable! When you factor in litigation costs, risk, delay, and higher contingent fees, that $80,000 settlement is as good as a verdict of $150,000 two years from now. The client gets to keep just as much, and gets it sooner. Why did I ask the question in the title? Because, if you have a valid...