What is a contingency fee & how does it help clients?

What is a contingency fee?

Those who have been injured in an accident, may be unable to pay out of pocket for legal assistance. Fortunately, using a contingency fee makes it possible to retain experienced and reputable attorneys to defend them without paying an expensive retainer. This is called a contingency fee agreement. Under a contingency fee agreement, the client pays no upfront fees or hourly rates for legal services. Instead the attorney agrees to accept a percentage of the resulting settlement or court award. If the client does not attain compensation, the attorney does not get paid.

Contingency fee agreements are common in personal injury lawsuits, medical malpractice claims, and other cases that could end with a lump sum payment. The standard rate is 33 percent, but may vary, especially when a suit proceeds to trial.

It’s important to understand that your attorney may or may not advance other costs of litigation including filing fees, document preparation costs, and expert witness fees.

If the case concludes successfully, an attorney who has financed the litigation recovers those costs as well as the fee. But if the case fails, you may have to reimburse the attorney for those expenses. Still a contingency fee allows you to hire an attorney to support your personal injury claim without going further into debt.

How a contingency fee could help you

When you’ve been injured in an accident, you might have a pile of medical bills and may have lost income from missed work, so you’re probably not in a position to go out of pocket for legal assistance.  Fortunately you can retain the experienced and reputable attorneys at Matt Dion and Associates without paying an expensive retainer because of a contingency fee agreement.


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Matt Dion, Reno NV Personal Injury Attorney

You Shouldn’t Feel Taken Advantage of After an Accident. With My Help, You Won’t.

After 9 years representing major insurance carriers, I switched sides and started helping injured individuals recover damages against insurance companies. I use this rare insider experience to help my clients avoid tactics insurance companies and defendants use so my clients don’t settle for a substandard offer. My goal is to give you peace of mind knowing you’re in experienced hands. I’m here to help make the process as smooth as possible so that you can get the maximum compensation, and get your life back on track.

I was in an auto vs. pedestrian accident. My Doctor referred me to Matt Dion. Thank goodness he did. Matt and Alisha took care of my case from start to finish. They took care of everything, and I felt like they kept me in the loop at each step of the way. My bills are paid in full, with paper work to prove it. I did not have any business calling me to collect money, they took care of everything. They answered all my questions right away, too. Thanks guys, for letting me heal without the extra added stress of any worry. I sure appreciate you!
Matt and his staff are very professional, welcoming, and always just a phone call away to help with your needs. I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking an attorney.
Matt and all of his staff are amazing! Professional and friendly. They kept in contact with me every step of the way with updates and options. They also got me a much better settlement than I would have had without them. Plus I didn't have to deal with fighting the insurance companies alone. Thank you for everything! I hope to never need a lawyer again, but of I do it will definitely be them. I could not recommend their services more!
Matt Dion and his team are helpful and professional. They explained the process along the way step by step when I was overwhelmed and recovering from a car accident. They were also very patient with me as I was working full time and going to school while recovering, and took a while to get paperwork over to them at times. If you need help from someone who is honest and will do the right thing, Matt and his team are it!
There is not a single negative thing I can say about Matt and his team. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for legal help. I was lucky enough to have Matt represent me after I was involved in an accident while on vacation in Nevada. I am from Illinois so throughout the entire case, that is where I was located. I felt the communication from Matt and Alisha were beyond what I could have ever expected and I felt confident in them the entire time, they completely blew my expectations out of the water. I never felt as though Matt was only representing me so he could get money, I truly felt he took his time and did everything in his power to look into options to make sure I was given the absolute best outcome. Anytime I spoke with Matt he would ask how I was doing and always finished the conversation with wishing me a speedy recovery and good health - which really meant a lot to me. Overall, Matt was an amazing lawyer and person to work with. If I ever needed to again, I would gladly work with him.
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