Contingency Fee Lawyers in Decatur, GA
Get the legal help you need without worrying about upfront costs
If you or someone you love has been harmed due to the negligent actions of someone else, it can’t be understated how important it is to have a caring and compassionate lawyer on your side to protect your rights and advocate for your best interests. You deserve to have your claim taken seriously, yet many people don’t seek legal assistance from an attorney just because they think hiring one is too expensive.
At Kurle Justus, LLC, attorneys Jennifer Kurle and Steven Justus believe someone’s ability to pay for a lawyer out of pocket shouldn’t be a factor when seeking justice. When you’re dealing with a case that involves nursing home negligence, assisted living abuse and neglect, medical malpractice, or personal injury, you shouldn’t be worried about whether you can afford the legal help that you need. That’s why we offer our services on a contingency fee basis.
How does a contingency fee work?
Under a contingency fee agreement, you don’t have to pay legal fees for your attorney’s time and labor unless he or she secures a monetary recovery on your behalf through a negotiated settlement or court judgment. If you do win, your lawyer receives a pre-determined percentage of the financial award, excluding costs. Essentially, your attorney’s fee is contingent upon their performance and the outcome of your case.
Fee structures for contingency fee arrangements are created by the law firm and may be on a sliding scale depending on the circumstances of your case (e.g., your lawyer filed a lawsuit on your behalf or prepared to take your case to trial).
Are costs a part of a contingency fee agreement?
In general, the expenses your attorney pays to advance your claim are typically not included in a contingency fee arrangement. Such costs may include:
- Filing fees
- Court costs
- Fees for depositions
- Copying charges
- Costs for consulting with specialists and expert witnesses
- Fees for serving summons and subpoenas
How does a contingency fee arrangement benefit me?
There can be a lot of advantages to hiring an attorney on a contingency fee basis, such as:
- Your finances do not influence your ability to access the court system, thus your case will be decided on its merit.
- When you need to meet or talk with your attorney, you don’t have to worry about getting billed by the hour.
- You and your lawyer share the same goals since if you lose, they lose. A contingency fee agreement also provides reassurance to the client that the attorney will strive for the best possible outcome in the case.
- When you win, your attorney receives compensation from the money he or she recovers on your behalf, thereby eliminating an out-of-pocket expense to you.
Let us be your voice for justice
Before becoming an attorney, Jennifer Kurle worked as a medical professional for over 10 years. Now, she uses that experience to her advantage when representing injury victims who are hurt as a result of negligence. Together with Steven Justus, a highly skilled personal injury lawyer who is also passionate about helping others, the two have paired up to earn a reputation in Georgia as a trusted and respected law firm.
Contact us today for a free consultation to learn your legal rights and options. Our office is located in Decatur and we serve clients in Metro Atlanta, as well as statewide.