oIf you are suffering from mesothelioma, treatment costs are already mounting, so how much should you expect to spend on an expert mesothelioma lawyer? The answer is short, simple. You should never pay a dime out of pocket for a legitimate mesothelioma lawyer.
A good lawyer will only take payment if he wins your case or gets you a settlement. This is called a contingency fee agreement.
A mesothelioma lawyer should conduct all legal proceedings and pay all legal costs including litigation, filing, and expert witness fees. The only time you should incur any cost is after you have won a case or the defendants have agreed to a settlement or a bankruptcy trust claim is made.
The fee is usually a percentage of the total amount won. This percentage is agreed upon before the case is officially taken and is taken after all percentage fees and fronted expenses are repaid.
Asbestos companies have teams of lawyers dedicated to fighting mesothelioma and asbestosis claims. The contingency fee allows anyone to be able to stand up to corporations with deep pockets. Without it, large corporations would be nearly impossible to combat for those without the money to protest.
When you start contacting experienced mesothelioma lawyers, you’ll find out that they are all accustomed to getting paid via contingency. The fee percentages will vary from practice to practice – but should be negotiable based on the individual details of your case.
At Bergman Draper Oslund, we only represent mesothelioma sufferers, we do it for no upfront fee, the only time we get paid is if you get a settlement. We’ve won over $700 million on behalf of our clients.
Let us handle the legal end so you can focus on the really important issue – your health. Call us today for a no-obligation consultation. We can be reached at 206-957-9510 or toll free at 888-647-6007.