Cerasa Law Firm Represents Clients On Contingency
No money down, no retainer fees, no hourly rate
Life can get very expensive very fast in the days following a bad accident.
Whether it was due to a slip and fall, car crash, faulty medical equipment, dangerous drugs or other risky situation, it won’t be long before the medical bills start rolling in. Many accident victims are left struggling to pay those bills and go heavily into debt.
The Cerasa Law Firm understands the financial pressure, physical pain, and emotional stress many of our clients' experience after an accident. We don’t want to add to your money woes at such a difficult time. That is why we represent most people on a contingency fee basis.
Zero out-of-pocket costs
Time and time again studies have shown that accident victims get bigger settlements when they are represented by an attorney looking out for their best interests.
Hiring a lawyer on contingency means:
- No out-of-pocket expenses
- No hourly rates
- No money down
- No retainer fees
- If we don’t win your claim, we don’t get paid.
There is almost literally nothing to lose by hiring a lawyer on contingency.
Insurance company’s scare tactics
Yet, the insurance companies want you to think that you must be rich to hire a lawyer. They’ll say you’re much better off sitting down at the negotiating table with their insurance adjusters and lawyers on one side and you, all by yourself, on the other.
They may also try to scare you out of accepting an attorney’s help by falsely insinuating that an attorney will “steal” your settlement.
The truth about contingency fees
Ignore the insurance company’s fear tactics – they're trying their best to reject or minimize your claim and that legal maneuver is much easier if you don’t have an experienced lawyer guiding you every step of the way. The truth about lawyers working on contingency is that their legal fee is calculated into the final award amount. The total of your compensation award is made up of:
- All the money you will need to cover past, current, and future accident-related damages
- The cost of your lawyer
In most cases, a lawyer’s contingency fee is about one-third of the final settlement or verdict. This means that if your attorney wins you an $800,000 award, he will get to keep about $266,000 and you would get a payout of around $534,000.
Better results with a lawyer
Attorney-brokered settlements are larger than those accepted by unrepresented people because an experienced lawyer knows the true and long-term costs of an accident, as well as all the damages an insurance company is supposed to cover.
We know things about the law that most people don’t. For example:
- Did you know that insurance companies must offset a lifetime of diminished earnings due to accident injuries?
- Can sunglasses and smartphones damaged in a wreck be replaced, too?
- Can you calculate how much physical therapy will cost in 5, 10, or 20 years from now?
Not many people can answer questions like these, and it would be hard to research them when you’re still in serious pain from an accident. The knowledgeable legal team at Cerasa Law Firm can get the information and evidence you need to fight back against an insurance company's lowball offer.
We’re ready to talk about your case
Insurance companies don’t care about what’s fair. The industry makes billions of dollars every year by rejecting valid claims and shortchanging accident victims that don’t obtain legal counsel.
It shouldn’t be this way, but if you show up alone, the insurance companies are unlikely to take your claim seriously. They are, however, more likely to dismiss your claim or shoot you a “take it or leave it” settlement.
With no direct cost to you and a settlement potentially worth hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake, hiring a lawyer on contingency to handle the insurance companies for you makes sense.
In addition to working on contingency, our firm offers free case evaluations to the victims of accidents, medical malfunctions, and other incidents causing injury. We will go over your claim and talk about the best strategy to win you the compensation you need and deserve. We’ll guide you every step of the way. We can open the door to your recovery and help you with your claim. Contact us today.