WHAT HAPPENS IF YOUR CASE GOES TO COURT
Most cases settle before a suit has to be filed because of (1) our exceptional
reputation and (2) our thorough pre-suit preparation and demand letters.
If a suit has to be filed in court, the contingent fee increases to forty
percent (40%). We will conduct discovery, do a more detailed investigation,
take depositions, hire experts and pay your treating doctors for their
time to give depositions and testify on your behalf in court, prepare
trial exhibits, prepare you and the other witnesses for trial and take
your case to a jury for a full blown trial.
A case is seldom appealed, but if it is, the fee increases to 45%. This
fee is for preparing your appeal, advancing all court costs including
the cost of the verbatim transcript of the trial, if necessary, writing
the brief and arguing your case to the Court of Appeals and possibly to
the Supreme Court. In the event your case is appealed all the way to the
Supreme Court, you are not charged any additional fee by the Law Offices
of Vic Feazell, P.C.
We believe in our clients and in their cases. Therefore, even if we spend
hundreds of hours on your case, fight it all the way to the Supreme Court
and even invest $100,000 or more of our own money in court cost and litigation
expenses and then for some unexpected reason lose the case or fail to
recover for you, you still owe us no money at all. That is the risk involved
for us in taking your case on a contingent fee and that is a risk we gladly
accept for you.
ALSO HANDLING BUSINESS CASES
Our business clients pay no attorney’s fee until we make a recovery
for them. This allows your company to pursue its legal claims without
the headache and worry of hourly attorney’s fees stacking up. It
assures businesses that their cases are being handled efficiently and
promptly without delay or unnecessary action being taken by a law firm
that charges by the hour.
We never bill you for:
- Phone calls
- Legal assistant time
- Motions or discovery disputes
We become partners with you on your case and if we don’t recover
for you, we simply do not get paid.
Every case is different; therefore we consult with our business clients
about the nature of their case and the amount in controversy prior to
giving a contingent fee quote. However, most cases are taken on a 25 to
33&1/3 percent contingent fee if the case can be resolved short of
filing a law suit and taking depositions and 33&1/3 to 40 percent
if a suit is filed and discovery commences. Forty percent is our maximum
fee even if we have to take your case all the way through a jury trial
and post-verdict motions. All fees are negotiable depending on the nature
of the case and the amount in controversy.
Most of the time we expect our business clients to pay court costs and
litigation expenses as they accrue. These costs include our direct out
of pocket expenses for court filing fees, deposition costs, expert fees,
and out of county travel expense. Significant costs are cleared with and
approved by the client prior to the expenditure. However, under certain
circumstances and at the client’s request, we may advance payment
for court costs and litigation expenses which will be reimbursed to us
later from the client’s share of the recovery. This is one of the
ways in which we partner with our clients to help them through difficult
times that may have been caused by the very wrong we are working to redress
rather than adding to their burden with expensive legal fees.
For more information about our contingency fee policy, contact us today.
Need More Information? Contact the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C.
If you would like to learn more about our contingency fee policy, we would
be happy to provide you with more information. Our ultimate mission is
to make this process less overwhelming for you and your loved ones. Let
us put our extensive resources and experience to work for you. We are
readily available to answer any questions you may have before deciding
to move forward.
Please give us a call today to discuss the details of your personal injury matter.