We, at the Brooks Law Group, deal with clients at some of their lowest points in life, often caused by the neglect on someone else’s part. In some most cases, a person has just been injured and do not know which steps to take next. They are faced with mounting medical bills and a myriad of other expenses. As these expenses increase, many people are worried about the costs of hiring an attorney. Some have heard the horror stories of attorneys charging $500 an hour. That is not the case at The Brooks Law Group. We work on what is called a contingency fee. We remove the worry of legal fees so families and victims can focus on getting healthy, getting their lost wages paid, as well as getting compensated for their pain and suffering. Our clients owe us nothing unless we win their case. Yes, you read that right… If we do not win your case, you will not owe us anything.
Below we will outline several different billing options that different attorneys use, starting with the fee we use.
Contingency fees are a risk free way to hire an attorney in the state of Florida. A contingency fee is when a client hires an attorney and does not have to put any money down, make monthly payments, or pay by the hour. If there is a settlement, judgment of the court or jury verdict, attorney fees are a fixed percentage of the total amount recovered. These values and percentages will be laid out in your initial free consultation. The client will not owe any money until the case is settled and if the attorney fails to win their case the client will owe nothing.
The Brooks Law Group uses contingency fees. We have a vested interest to get you the best possible outcome as possible, therefore you will never have to worry about The Brooks Law Group not having your best interest at heart. You will not owe us any money for calling our law firm or for meeting with your attorney. Contingency fees allow our clients access to the court system when they normally would not be able to afford it. We think that everyone should be able to hire an attorney for their injuries and this fee agreement allows that.
Some attorneys work on an hourly billing fee schedule. This means the attorney will keep track of the time spent working on your particular case. Whatever the agreed upon billable hour rate is, the attorney will charge for work done. If an attorney works 5 hours on your case at an agreed upon rate of $400 you will owe that attorney $2,000 regardless of whether you win or lose your case. These types of fee agreements are typically used in family law cases, business law, and some criminal defense work.
A flat fee is used by other attorneys for certain work. A flat fee is exactly what it sounds like. The attorney will charge a flat, a specific fee for the work to be done. These types of fees are usually used to handle task that tend to be straight forward such as writing a will.
During this difficult time, we will help you receive the maximum compensation allowed by the law and we will assist you through every step of the case. We will not take any fees until the case is resolved. Our firm has over 24 years of experience in helping accident victims through these tough times. If you or a loved one suffered an injury or a death, please call us at (863) 299-1962