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No Fee Unless You Win – Our Promise to You

Many people in need of legal help feel they can not afford an attorney. As a result, individuals frequently fail to pursue their claims or file a lawsuit without a lawyer. However, many people are unaware that they may be able to have a lawyer represent them without having to pay any attorney fees until the lawyer recovers money for them. That arrangement is known as a contingency fee and allows the client to avoid having to pay legal bills unless and until the lawsuit results in a recovery of money for the client.

What is a contingency fee?

A contingency fee is a billing arrangement, usually agreed to through a signed contract between the client and the lawyer, where the client agrees to pay the lawyer a certain percentage of the amount of compensation received through legal claims. The amount of compensation can be the result of a negotiated settlement prior to a lawsuit being filed, a settlement after a lawsuit is filed or a verdict at a trial.

How does contingency litigation work?

When a lawyer represents you under a contingency fee arrangement, you do not pay the lawyer an hourly rate. You do not receive any bills for the lawyer’s work. Instead, the lawyer gets paid only if you win your lawsuit or reach a settlement. At the end of the lawsuit, the lawyer’s percentage and any costs are deducted from the amount recovered for the client, and the remainder of the recovery goes to the client.

Contingency fee agreements are typically available for the following types of claims:

South Carolina law prohibits contingency fee agreements for domestic relations (divorce, custody, etc.) and criminal cases, but contingency fee agreements are possible for most other cases.

No risk to clients

Clients generally face little to no risk in a contingency fee arrangement. The majority of the financial risk rests on the lawyer because the lawyer must win the lawsuit in order to receive compensation for the legal work. This fee arrangement works well for clients who do not have the money to pay out-of-pocket to hire a lawyer.

What happens after your lawsuit settles or you win?

You will receive compensation from your lawsuit through a successful settlement negotiation or by winning at trial. After you settle or win your lawsuit, whatever amount you are awarded determines the amount your lawyer receives for the legal work. Your lawyer is entitled to the agreed contingency percentage from that total amount. In addition to the lawyer receiving the legal fees, you may be responsible for paying expenses and other fees incurred by your lawyer in representing you. Those expenses and fees may include:

  • Filing fees and court costs
  • Process server fees
  • Expert witnesses fees
  • Deposition and transcript costs
  • Hotel and travel costs

The contingency fee agreement between you and your lawyer will set out exactly which expenses and fees you may be responsible for paying out of your recovery and will set out whether those expenses and fees are deducted before or after the contingency fee amount is calculated.

Hiring an attorney

Lawsuits are lengthy and complex. The cost to litigate a case can be high; however, contingency fee arrangements are a great option if you cannot afford to pay an hourly legal fee. If your case is eligible for a contingency fee arrangement, our promise to you is that you will pay no attorney fee unless you win your lawsuit. Contact the Steinberg Law Firm at (843) 720-2800 for a free consultation with an experienced South Carolina attorney.

RESULTS

WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:
$2,750,000 in a product defect case, scissor lift malfunction.

No Fee Unless You Win – Our Promise to You

Many people in need of legal help feel they can not afford an attorney. As a result, individuals frequently fail to pursue their claims or file a lawsuit without a lawyer. However, many people are unaware that they may be able to have a lawyer represent them without having to pay any attorney fees until the lawyer recovers money for them. That arrangement is known as a contingency fee and allows the client to avoid having to pay legal bills unless and until the lawsuit results in a recovery of money for the client.

What is a contingency fee?

A contingency fee is a billing arrangement, usually agreed to through a signed contract between the client and the lawyer, where the client agrees to pay the lawyer a certain percentage of the amount of compensation received through legal claims. The amount of compensation can be the result of a negotiated settlement prior to a lawsuit being filed, a settlement after a lawsuit is filed or a verdict at a trial.

How does contingency litigation work?

When a lawyer represents you under a contingency fee arrangement, you do not pay the lawyer an hourly rate. You do not receive any bills for the lawyer’s work. Instead, the lawyer gets paid only if you win your lawsuit or reach a settlement. At the end of the lawsuit, the lawyer’s percentage and any costs are deducted from the amount recovered for the client, and the remainder of the recovery goes to the client.

Contingency fee agreements are typically available for the following types of claims:

South Carolina law prohibits contingency fee agreements for domestic relations (divorce, custody, etc.) and criminal cases, but contingency fee agreements are possible for most other cases.

No risk to clients

Clients generally face little to no risk in a contingency fee arrangement. The majority of the financial risk rests on the lawyer because the lawyer must win the lawsuit in order to receive compensation for the legal work. This fee arrangement works well for clients who do not have the money to pay out-of-pocket to hire a lawyer.

What happens after your lawsuit settles or you win?

You will receive compensation from your lawsuit through a successful settlement negotiation or by winning at trial. After you settle or win your lawsuit, whatever amount you are awarded determines the amount your lawyer receives for the legal work. Your lawyer is entitled to the agreed contingency percentage from that total amount. In addition to the lawyer receiving the legal fees, you may be responsible for paying expenses and other fees incurred by your lawyer in representing you. Those expenses and fees may include:

  • Filing fees and court costs
  • Process server fees
  • Expert witnesses fees
  • Deposition and transcript costs
  • Hotel and travel costs

The contingency fee agreement between you and your lawyer will set out exactly which expenses and fees you may be responsible for paying out of your recovery and will set out whether those expenses and fees are deducted before or after the contingency fee amount is calculated.

Hiring an attorney

Lawsuits are lengthy and complex. The cost to litigate a case can be high; however, contingency fee arrangements are a great option if you cannot afford to pay an hourly legal fee. If your case is eligible for a contingency fee arrangement, our promise to you is that you will pay no attorney fee unless you win your lawsuit. Contact the Steinberg Law Firm at (843) 720-2800 for a free consultation with an experienced South Carolina attorney.

RESULTS

WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:
$2,750,000 in a product defect case, scissor lift malfunction.

What Our Clients Say About Us

I am very pleased with my experience

I have, and will continue to recommend The Steinberg Law Firm. They have worked very hard on my behalf.

It is hard to really put in writing how much Tom was there for me

He really did such an unbelievable job. Even when the settlement was made, he returned a text with a call to share in the joy over another medical event we were going through, that had a great outcome. Yes, they really do care.

I would highly recommend them

Enjoyed the fact that every time I called, someone called me back. It made me feel like my case mattered, and that I mattered. They answered all of my questions and concerns in a timely manner.

They will go the extra mile for you

David Pearlman and his staff did an exceptional job on my claim. Mr. Pearlman was honest, patient and steered me in the right direction. A’Riel was always nice and very helpful. I would recommend them to everyone.

I would never seek help from any other Firm!

The lawyers and their staff are very professional, caring about your situation! They are one of a kind!Get this Firm behind you and you will never be sorry!

It was a pleasure working with Steven Goldberg and his staff

They were courteous and professional. They maintained regular contact for status reports on my case and provided needed documentation on a timely basis. I would recommend this firm.