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What are Contingency Fee Retainers? Ottawa Injury and Accident Lawyers Explain!

Published on: Thursday June 28, 2012
Contingency Fee Retainers and Ottawa Injury and Accident Lawyers When you’ve suffered a personal injury, your ability to earn income is often negatively affected. The last thing you need to worry about when injured and can’t work is whether you have enough money to pay your bills and support your family. An injury can make it difficult, if not impossible, to complete even the smallest usual everyday activities, let alone work. In many cases, injured persons are reluctant to call a personal injury lawyer to learn what their legal options are because they are afraid of having to pay costly legal fees. At our law firm, you need not worry about that! At Quinn Thiele Mineault Grodzki LLP, Ottawa Injury Lawyers, we understand how stressful it is to suffer an injury or injuries and that it can be intimidating to call a personal injury lawyer to discuss your rights and interests and learn about your legal options. Therefore, our consultations are free and, if you hire us, we work on a contingency fee retainer basis, meaning we do not charge a fee until we win your case. If we don’t win (that rarely happens), we charge you nothing. There are many personal injury lawyers in Ontario who will work on a contingency basis for people who have suffered serious personal injuries. A contingency fee retainer allows you to retain the legal services of a lawyer without having to pay any money up front. When the case is settled, the lawyer will take a portion of the settlement as payment for their fees. A contingency fee retainer gives the personal injury lawyer a financial interest in the outcome of the case. The more you get paid, the more your lawyer is paid. That is excellent incentive for your lawyer to work hard to get the most they can for you. In Ontario, lawyers are allowed by law to charge a percentage of the recovery in personal injury cases. However, not all contingency fee retainers are the same and lawyers charge different percentage, usually ranging from 25% to 50% of the recovery. We find that most charge 30% of the recovery. We charge 30% of the recovery. Our lawyers are experienced and focus their practice almost entirely on personal injury and litigation cases. We are considered one of Ontario’s finest personal injury law boutique law firms. A contingency fee retainer is a great asset for personal injury victims because it allows them access to justice and access to experienced personal injury lawyers. If you have been injured and need help, please contact one of the personal injury lawyers at Quinn Thiele Mineault Grodzki for a free consultation. Call us at 613-315-4878.