Our Kansas City law firm handles personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis.

One of the most common questions our firm is asked by injury victims have is how much does it cost to hire a personal injury attorney.  It may surprise you to learn that, when our law firm represents you in your injury case, you pay nothing up front.  This is because we handle injury and accident claims on a contingency fee basis.  A contingency fee means: “if there is no recovery for you, then our firm is paid nothing.”  

You do not pay hourly fees or costs for handling your case. We advance all costs and case expenses.  We only get paid a legal fee and reimbursed for those costs if we win your case and recover money for you.

What are the benefits of a contingency fee?

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Most personal injury attorneys handle injury cases on a contingency fee basis because accident victims either cannot or prefer not to have to pay an hourly fee and advance all case expenses for their case.  If you are injured in an accident and already suffered damages like medical expenses and lost wages, you probably would prefer not to pay an attorney hourly and take on the risk and uncertainty of what a potential recovery might be from the insurance company.  

As a result, personal injury cases are typically handled with a contingent fee agreement whereby a lawyer is paid a certain percentage of the total recovery that is agreed to up front by the client.  A contingency fee arrangement shifts the risk of the case to the law firm as well as aligns the interests of the attorney with the client in order to maximize recovery.  

Our contingent fee agreements include case expenses, litigation costs and court fees, which means our law firm advances all these costs for our injury clients.  These expenses can include the lawsuit filing fee, expert witness fees, deposition and mediation costs, costs for medical records, and other such expenses.  Again, this shifts the risk of recovery in the suit from the law firm to the client because, if there is no award through settlement or judgment, our will receive no fee and no reimbursement of these costs.

Still have questions about your injury claim in Missouri or Kansas?  Let us help answer them.  For more information, please download a FREE copy of my book, Crash Course, which includes the 9 mistakes that can wreck your injury claim in Missouri and Kansas.  

You can also contact our Kansas City personal injury firm by calling (816) 203-0143 or by filling out a form on our website or using our chat feature.  Contacting us is FREE and confidential, and there is no obligation to hire our firm.  We would be happy to try to assist you.


Kevin J. McManus
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Kevin McManus is an accident injury and disability lawyer in Kansas City, MO, and Overland Park, KS