Most injury lawyers work on a contingency fee, meaning that unless there is a settlement or a verdict in your favor, you do not pay the attorney anything. The attorney will receive a predetermined percentage of the recovery.
Most nursing home claims require fees other than those paid to the attorney. These include court costs or fees paid to medical experts. Most attorneys that work on contingency will pay these costs for you up front, and then, at the time of settlement or a verdict, will recoup these costs.
I think that the principal advantage of hiring a lawyer on contingency is that the lawyer is going to have what I call “skin in the game.” when the lawyer’s payment is directly dependent on performance, rather than an hourly basis, that lawyer is more likely to work hard for you.
Further, pursuing a nursing home claim can be stressful enough. Retaining an attorney on a contingency fee basis means that you won’t have to worry about funding the case or pay anything out of pocket.
If your loved one has been injured in a nursing home or assisted living facility, and you have questions about the fees and costs of pursing a claim, please feel free to call and speak to one of our experienced injury lawyers today.