How Our Ottawa Injury and Accident Lawyers Charge Fees in Personal Injury Cases – No Fee Until You Win – Contingency Fee Arrangements
Quinn Thiele Mineault Grodzki LLP is a leading law firm in the National Capital Region. We are proud of our success in meeting complex challenges on behalf of our clients. When you retain the services of any lawyer at Quinn Thiele Mineault Grodzki LLP, you are contracting for legal services with dedicated, experienced and successful lawyers focused on personal injury, disability and accident cases.
Our general policy is to charge our clients on the basis of a contingency fee basis.
Contingency Fees – What is a contingency fee?
Contingency fee arrangements permit persons with limited resources to retain a personal injury lawyer to assist in pursuing and obtaining legal remedies such as awards of compensation for injuries sustained.
As your personal injury lawyers, we do not charge hourly rates and are therefore assuming some of the financial risks associated with the personal injury cases we handle. Our fee arrangements reflect this shared risk.
With a contingency fee, whether or not fees are paid and the amount of the fee to be paid is contingent on the result obtained. If nothing is recovered in your case, our lawyers will not charge a fee. In certain cases, you may be required to pay disbursements such as the cost of retaining experts or obtaining hospital records. However, if this is part of the arrangement, we let you know in advance. When we win your case and the settlement funds are recovered, our fees will be paid as a percentage of the amount recovered..
The percentage charged depends on a number of variables: the nature and type of claim, the risks associated with the file, chances of success, the amount of possible recovery and so on. In most cases, we charge 30% of the recovery, plus HST and any disbursements incurred.
Contingency fees are used in personal injury cases and are not available for criminal or family law cases.
It is important that our clients understand how we charge for our services from the beginning of our relationship and so we put our agreement in writing in a document called a retainer agreement. We also put our guaranty (no fee unless we win your case) in writing.
Contact one of our lawyers for a free consultation at 613-315-4878. Our Ottawa accident and injury lawyers provide free consultations.