How Does a Contingency Fee Work?

If you’re a millionaire, then chances are you’re not too worried about lawyer’s fees. But if you’re like the rest of us, you can’t afford to pay thousands and thousands of dollars upfront for legal representation. With contingency fees, you don’t have to worry about paying us upfront.

With most fee agreements with lawyers, you pay that lawyer an hourly rate for their legal representation and services. You might think that a lawyer only needs a few hours here and there to develop your case. But that’s not true. A complicated personal injury case can actually take up to thousands of hours for a lawyer to develop a solid case. This includes the time that the actual lawyer is working on your case, as well as the time put into your case by paralegals, support staff, and expert witnesses, such as accident reconstructionists and investigators. So realistically speaking, without contingency fees, most people would never be able to afford to hire a skilled Glendale personal injury attorney who could adequately represent them in the court of law.

But at Breyer Law Offices, we only operate on a contingent basis. We’ve won thousands of cases for clients who have been seriously injured in car accidents. We’re considered one of the top personal injury law firms in Glendale, but we’ve still never had to have a client pay us out of their own pocket. The money that we earn comes from either a settlement we successfully negotiated or a positive verdict rendered by a judge or jury.

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