What Will it Cost Me to Pursue a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
Costs are always a big concern for anyone involved in a lawsuit, and of course, because every case is different there is no magic dollar number for the costs of a lawsuit. Many people who come into our office are worried about how they will pay medical bills and afford legal costs. Our firm understands the reality of those concerns. When you or a loved one is injured, the added stress of how to afford costs can be overwhelming. To help ease these stresses, it is our policy to take cases on contingency fee.
Initial case consultations are always free and our experienced malpractice lawyers work on a contingent fee basis. That means that you pay us nothing unless your case comes to a successful resolution- a settlement or verdict in your favor. Our attorneys’ fees are then based on a percentage of the amount of the final outcome. Chances are if a lawyer is willing to take your case on a contingency fee arrangement, they likely believe you have a good chance of winning your case because if you do not get paid, your lawyer also does not get paid.
We believe that these types of arrangements give everyone fair access to the courts, even if you do not have the money to pay us at the beginning of the case. Instead, when we accept your case, we will create an attorney-client agreement that lays out what percentage of the settlement or verdict we will receive if we successfully resolve your case. If we cannot recover compensation for you, then we do not get paid. This system allows us to focus on helping you and your family get the best possible outcome.
Medical malpractice lawsuits can be very costly to litigate, so it is crucial that you choose a firm that has the resources to spend every dollar necessary to successfully prosecute your case. All the costs of handling your case are covered by our firm–court fees, expert witness fees, depositions, and similar charges. If you receive a successful resolution, those fees are deducted from your recovery. This allows you to focus on getting better instead of worrying about ongoing expenses.
These types of agreements allow you to pursue your medical malpractice lawsuit without any need to have financial resources available up front. If you have a genuine claim, there is nothing that should prevent you from seeking compensation. There is absolutely no risk in pursuing a claim to hold wrongdoers accountable.
For over 20 years, our firm has represented clients in lawsuits against hospitals and health care providers in Chicago and throughout the State of Illinois. We are here to answer your questions and help you find answers if you or a loved one suffered serious or life-altering injuries at the hands of a medical professional.
To learn more about our contingency fee arrangements or for a free consultation with a personal injury attorney, call us at 312-332-2872 or toll free at 877-374-1417. You can also fill out our Free Online Case Evaluation Form and one of our lawyers will contact you to discuss your case.
Not only were they so professional but also so caring and thoughtful. It was very difficult going over the facts in our mother's case but they were so compassionate and understanding and allowed us to be with them every step of the way. We were able to sit in on the depositions and we were really able to see how hard they worked on our behalf.