How Do the Attorney Fees Work?

Personal injury cases are pursued on a contingent fee basis.  What this means is that Altemus & Wagner will pursue recovery for your injuries with no up front payments out of your pocket.  We front all the costs and expenses related to your personal injury case.  This usually includes the cost of obtaining records, filing fees for court documents, deposition expenses, office expenses, fees for expert consultants, and the like.  Although we do not pay for your medical treatment up front, we can often assist you in locating a medical provider who will wait for payment until your claim is resolved.

Altemus & Wagner receives a percentage of the ultimate settlement or judgment known as a contingent fee.  In other words, the attorney’s fee is contingent on a settlement or judgment.  What this means is that we will fight for the best possible settlement or judgment for you.  This not only provides you a greater recovery, but it provides an incentive to the attorneys to maximize your recovery.

Some attorneys or law firms will entice you to let them handle your claim by charging a lower fee.  While there are exceptions to every rule, the adage “you get what you pay for” often applies equally in the legal field.  If you are considering an attorney or law firm that advertises a fee less than the industry standard, you might want to think twice.

If you prefer, we will also discuss with you the possibility of pursuing your case on an hourly fee basis. However, most people prefer the contingent fee.

You will find a great deal of helpful information on this website. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, call us at any time. You will be able to speak directly to an attorney who will answer your questions. There is never a charge to call and talk about a personal injury matter. You may also go to our online personal injury questionnaire and submit your information online. An attorney will contact you right away. If you prefer, we can also visit you in your home, place of business or care facility to discuss your personal injury claim.

Click here to fill out our online case questionnaire.

Since most of the time injured victims will suffer some form of loss (be it income, physical, emotional, or other), our legal system provides for compensation in these instances. However, the law only provides a limited time within which to pursue your claim, so you should contact us right away. If you wait too long, you will be forever barred from pursuing your claim.

If you have been injured in an accident, call Altemus & Wagner so you can avoid mistakes commonly made by injured individuals. Most likely, there will be a source of recovery for you. Don’t forget our online personal injury questionnaire where you can submit your information online.


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