Legal costs and fees
What will it cost to litigate my case? What is a contingent fee? What’s the difference between attorney fees and out-of-pocket costs?
Contingent Fee Cases
We take injury cases and some other types on a contingency-fee basis. That means that we get paid for our legal services as a percentage of the amount of damages we actually recover for you. If we recover nothing, you owe us nothing for our efforts.
Hourly Fee Cases
Certain types of cases do not lend themselves to a contingency fee arrangement. For example, if you want us to review a contract such as an employment separation agreement and advise you as to what it means and what we recommend, we would typically charge an hourly rate or perhaps a flat fee for our time and expertise.
By law, the client is responsible for out-of-pocket costs that are incurred in moving your case forward, such as court filing fees, medical reports, postage, copies, depositions, experts, etc. These costs, paid to third parties, are separate from the attorney fees that we earn for our services. We always discuss any projected costs with you before proceeding.
We Put It in Writing
With Seiniger Law, you never have to wonder what fees and costs are involved. We discuss it with you in advance, and then set forth our agreement with you in writing. As always, we are happy to answer any questions.