A contingency fee is an arrangement between the victim of an accident or injury and the lawyer representing them where the attorney is paid a percentage of the recovery, and ONLY if they win. The attorney will seek to recover compensation for medical bills, physical pain, mental anguish, lost income, disfigurement, disability and other damages suffered by the victim. Simply stated, in a contingency fee arrangement, there is no legal fee (i.e., a lawyer is not paid for his or her time) unless there is a recovery, whether by settlement, jury verdict, or court award.
We recognize that the average person cannot afford to pay a lawyer hundreds of dollars per hour in order to pursue a claim. For that reason, Attorney Stewart J. Guss represents almost all of his clients on a “contingency fee” basis. Under this contingency fee arrangement, you pay nothing up front and pay no fee unless we win. As reflected by his many client testimonials, Attorney Guss bases his practice on the principles of fairness and compassionate expertise.
If there is no recovery on your case, then you do not owe Attorney Guss for his time or out of pocket expenses. If, and only if, there is a recovery on your case, then you pay a percentage of your recovery as a fee to compensate the lawyer and repay his out of pocket costs from the recovery. The bottom line is that Attorney Guss will ONLY be paid if and when you make a recovery.
Contingency fee agreements with the Law Office of Stewart Guss must be in writing. The specific terms and conditions of your contingency fee agreement will be discussed when you speak with us. If you would like to discuss a potential contingency fee case, please contact us for a free consultation.
If you have any questions about our fee structure please don’t hesitate to call us on (281) 664-6500