How We Get Paid
For personal injury claims and most insurance claims, Buckley & Company will work for you under a contingency fee agreement. This means we don’t get paid unless and until you get paid. Simply put, if we recover nothing for you, you pay us no legal fees. If we are successful in recovering compensation for you, you pay us a percentage of the amount we recover at the conclusion of your claim.
Typically, that percentage will be between 25% and 33.3%. We can discuss the question of legal fees with you during your free consultation.
Another option is to pay your lawyer in the conventional way, which is at an hourly rate.
If you hire your lawyer on an hourly basis, your lawyer will ask for a retainer, that is payment in advance of services and will send you regular interim accounts for payment.
If you choose to pay your lawyer on a ‘contingency fee’ basis, then in addition to paying legal fees at the conclusion of your claim, all the other expenses which your lawyer incurs in the prosecution of your claim such as:
- Court Registry fees
- the cost of obtaining medical evidence
- evidence necessary to advance your case
- the cost of experts reports
These are financed by your Buckley & Company lawyer. These expenses, known as “disbursements,” can add up to thousands, and in some cases, tens of thousands of dollars. They are payable at the conclusion of your claim, and are most often recovered from the at-fault party’s insurer.