No Fee Unless We Win As Explained By Prince George’s County Medical Malpractice Lawyer Marcus Boston
No fee unless we win? What does this even mean and is this the only issue that I should be concerned with when looking to hire a Maryland medical malpractice lawyer?
The above question is one which was recently posed to me regarding how to hire a Prince George’s County birth injury lawyer. Before coming out and just answering the question it is better to give you some background so that you better understand the process.
HOW DO MOST ATTORNEYS HANDLE THESE CASES?
When dealing with this issue you have to remember that every lawyer and law firm might have differing ways that they handle client sign up. It will always be the best practice to have your specific questions answered by the lawyer or law firm you are thinking about hiring.
With that said, there are general issues which present themselves in all of these types of cases, namely the contingency fee agreement.
A contingency fee agreement is an agreement in which you and the attorney agree to let the attorney take his or her legal fee out of the proceeds of any settlement or verdict in your case. Contingency fee agreements are used by many Maryland attorneys in personal injury and medical malpractice cases.
NO FEE UNLESS WE WIN
As I just explained, the no fee unless we win language will more than likely be placed in your agreement. With that said, this is not the only issue you need to be on the lookout for when looking to hire a Maryland medical malpractice attorney.
You have to also be on the lookout for the costs that it takes to bring the case. Costs will be things like the filing fee(s), costs to hire experts, costs for investigation work if needed, etc… You want to make sure that you understand how costs will be paid for before you sign on the dotted line with a lawyer.
Some attorneys say that a client is personally responsible for costs regardless of whether the case is successful or not. This is important to you because you do not want to be surprised if you get a bill for let us say for example, medical record costs even though the case is not successful. For this reason this is why I advise that you really understand costs also before signing a fee agreement.
DO YOU HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
To speak with me further about the Maryland medical malpractice process, or the Maryland birth injury process this is what I invite you to do.
Pick up the phone and give me a call.
It costs nothing for you to call me.
I can be reached at 301-850-4832.
I answer Maryland medical malpractice questions like yours all the time and I would be happy to listen to your story.
Boston Law Group, LLC
2 Wisconsin Circle
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815