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Over the next few months we’ll be sharing questions you should ask before hiring a lawyer. We’ll start with the one we’re asked the most.

Never hire a lawyer without asking this first.

“How are you paid?”

McDonald Law Firm represents the majority of our clients on a contingent fee.

This means that we do not require any up-front payment and we only get paid if we successfully resolve your case. If no money is awarded for your case, you do not owe our firm anything. If money is awarded, our attorney’s fees are calculated as a percentage of the total amount of the recovery. Clients agree to this percentage in advance when they sign our contingency fee contract of representation.

So why would a lawyer ever agree to work on a case, front the expenses and risk not being paid?

It’s simple. Contingency fee agreements help ensure that a lawyer’s interests are closely aligned with that of their clients.

Our lawyers only agree to take on cases they believe can be won. In turn, clients are more likely to receive better representation because we’re incentivized to do a good job for them.

Contingent fees also offer clients, regardless of their means, a lower financial risk than they might face with an hourly fee arrangement. Without a contingent fee agreement, corporations or other entities with deep pockets and big legal budgets might find it advantageous to draw out the legal process indefinitely or at least until their opponents can no longer afford to pursue their case.

Do you have a legal situation you’d like to discuss?

Call us for a free, no-obligation case evaluation: 877-803-2897

Cases that are often a good fit for a contingent fee agreement include insurance disputes, personal injury, wrongful death, and product liability claims.

Let’s talk.

Call: 877-803-2897
Text: 817-203-0260

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