Written By: Attorney Michael Cupero
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Suffering a serious injury in a slip and fall, a trucking collision, or in a vicious dog attack is undoubtedly one of the most stressful experiences that a person can endure in his or her lifetime. Hospital bills can add up. Insurance companies are frequently difficult to negotiate with. Finding an inexpensive attorney to pay on an hourly basis should not be an added stressor.
At Zinda Law Group, rest assured that we operate on a “No Win, No Fee” basis. In simple terms, unless we recover money for you, you don’t pay us. We bear the risk so that you may bear the reward. If you have been injured, contact our personal injury lawyers today at (800) 863-5312 for a free case evaluation.
What is No Win No Fee?
No win no fee agreement (also known as a contingency fee agreement) is common practice among lawyers in the US and means that the client does not have to pay fees or expenses if the lawyer does not win their case.
The purpose of a no win no fee agreement is to ensure that all people, regardless of their financial state or legal experience, can obtain the highest quality representation without having to pay legal fees out of their own pocket.
If you have been injured in an accident, on the road, in a public place or at work, as a result of the actions or inactions of a third party you may be entitled to pursue a personal injury claim against the person responsible.
When making a personal injury claim, common worries and often the first questions asked are:
What are your fees?
Lawyers’ fees vary from case to case and will depend on the complexity of the case and time involved, for example. When you speak with a personal injury lawyer, they will assess your case and answer this question for you.
Do you offer no win no fee legal services?
Yes, with Zinda Law Group you will receive a free consultation and case evaluation. If we take on your case, you pay nothing unless we win your case – that’s our guarantee!
Contingency Fees Explained
“No Win, No Fee” is also known as a “contingency fee,” which is defined as a sum of money that a lawyer receives as a fee only if the case is won. In other words, the contracted amount is contingent on the successful outcome of the case.
Zinda Law Group typically offers services based on a three-tiered contingency fee structure. Depending on the status of the case at the time of the case’s resolution (if the case does resolve), the client will share a percentage of the gross recovery with the attorney. No fees, expenses or costs are charged to clients unless Zinda Law Group makes a recovery on their behalf. If no recovery is obtained, clients are not liable for the firm's legal fees or expenses.
It is our goal to make the claims process as stress-free and straight forward as possible and that starts with our no win no fee agreement. This means that if you are a client of Zinda Law Group, you are not burdened with the worry of costs – all you need to do is focus on your recovery while we focus on settling your case.
Benefits on No-Win No Fee Lawyers
No payment upfront and no requirement to pool money to hire an attorney
One of the most desirable aspects of a “No Win, No Fee” agreement is that the client does not have to have money to pay an attorney upfront. You do not need to take out a loan, pool money, or even break open your piggy bank at home to hire an attorney.
At Zinda Law Group, our attorneys are passionate about helping people – not about billing files or collecting hourly wages. A client’s wealth or lack thereof should not drive whether an attorney is willing to help. Though Zinda Law Group attorneys have high standards with respect to what cases they are willing to accept, a client’s financial status is never a factor in the equation thanks to our “No Win, No Fee” agreement.
No payment of an attorney’s hourly fee without the guarantee of success
Most attorneys charge fees in one of two ways: (a) an hourly rate; or (b) a retainer.
When an attorney is paid an hourly rate, clients are billed based on the amount of hours that the attorney spends working on the case. The attorney quotes an hourly rate to the client, and then the attorney bills based on that rate. If an attorney charges $200 per hour of work and spends five hours “Reviewing the file,” the client will owe the attorney $1,000.00 for the attorney’s time. There is no guarantee that the attorney will achieve a successful outcome. There is no guarantee that the attorney will bill his time wisely. The client is on the hook for the bill, whether the case resolves successfully or not. If the attorney’s hourly rate is high, the client may be saddled with thousands of dollars owed to the attorney.
On the other hand, when an attorney requires a retainer agreement, the client deposits money in an account upfront, before any work has started on the case. The attorney begins to work, essentially billing an hourly rate from the account in which the retainer was deposited. When the retainer runs out, the client must deposit additional funds so that the attorney will continue his or her work. The attorney continues to work on the case until either
- The case is over (win or lose)
- The money runs out and the client chooses not to (or cannot afford to) refill the retainer.
In both of the above fee arrangements, the clients are required to pay the attorney without the guarantee of a successful resolution to the case. A client may spend a fortune paying an attorney only to lose the case at the end.
No Win, No Fee personal injury attorneys are incentivized to achieve a successful outcome
No attorney can ever guarantee a successful outcome in a case. If an attorney makes a promise to win the case, run. However, agreeing to a “No Win, No Fee” agreement with an attorney can provide the attorney with additional incentive to drive the case forward quickly, efficiently, and with eyes set on a successful resolution.
When an attorney understands that the only way to get paid is to successfully resolve the case on the client’s behalf, the attorney contemplates each and every decision in the case more thoroughly.
At Zinda Law Group, our attorneys spend countless hours and the firm fronts case expenses so that each case that the firm takes will have a higher probability of success. Our attorneys do not take a fee under the “No Fee, No Win” fee structure unless and until the case resolves successfully. This pushes each attorney to work on the cases more strategically, more aggressively, and more competitively. This is only one of the many reasons that Zinda Law Group attorneys are known as fierce advocates for their clients.
Get Help From Zinda Law Group
Our accident lawyers are on hand to help you navigate the legal process. We know that it can be daunting to file a claim for the first time. That is why we have everything covered, allowing you to focus on your recovery while we focus on settling your claim. We have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you build the strongest case possible and seek maximum injury compensation for all the ways your injury has cost you.
Our firm also believes that an injury victim should never have to worry about their ability to afford excellent legal representation. That is why we offer 100% free consultations, and why you will pay nothing unless we secure a favorable settlement, judgment, or verdict for your personal injury case. That's our No Fee Guarantee.
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