What Does ‘No Upfront Fees’ Mean?

Posted on behalf of Pfeifer Morgan & Stesiak

on September 2, 2020


. Updated on March 23, 2022


people at table discussing documentAt Pfeifer, Morgan & Stesiak, we do not charge clients any costs or fees unless we first recover compensation for you. This means that you can speak with one of our experienced lawyers about your claim at no risk to you. If we take your case, there is nothing for you to pay us, either up front or while we represent you.

How can we do this? We advance the costs associated with your legal case and only charge you once it is settled or finished through a trial.

If we reach a settlement on your behalf or win a verdict at trial, then we charge a percentage of the compensation we recovered for you. That fee percentage is based on the type of case you have.

Why Take a Legal Case on a Contingency Fee Basis?

Most people are not able to pay for an attorney by the hour, much less pay a large sum of money out-of-pocket to start a legal case against an insurance company or other large corporation. Doing away with upfront costs and attorney fees helps to level the legal playing field and gives clients the ability to pursue fair compensation against an at-fault party.

What Can I Expect During My Initial Consultation?

During your completely free initial consultation, one of our licensed attorneys will explain the legal costs at Pfeifer, Morgan & Stesiak. We explain each fee carefully and have it itemized in the contract that you and your attorney will sign. During your consultation, you can also get answers to your questions about how the legal process works and any other questions related to your case and our fees.

What Will Happen When My Case Settles or the Jury Gives a Verdict?

After your case reaches a settlement or the jury decides on a verdict, our firm will give you a closing statement. This document will contain the gross amount of compensation you are being awarded and all costs associated with your case.

If we help you resolve any other remaining costs, such as outstanding medical liens, that will also be reflected on your closing statement.

No funds will be disbursed, either to our law firm or to any other party, until you have fully reviewed and signed your closing statement.

Are There Other Types of Fee Arrangements?

Some law firms require clients to pay a large fee up front and then charge hundreds of dollars per hour to work on your case. Fees are charged for answering emails and speaking on the phone. This keeps many clients from calling to learn the status of their case to help reduce the fees they may be charged.

How Can I Talk to an Attorney?

You can learn more about how we charge for your type of case by contacting the offices of Pfeifer, Morgan & Stesiak at any time, day or night.

We are available at our toll-free number: (574) 444-0741, in response to our free, online contact form or you can speak with a representative immediately via our live chat service.

Our firm has more than 100 years of combined legal experience, and we have been helping injured victims in Indiana for decades. We have recovered millions in compensation for our clients, and we are prepared to pursue maximum compensation for you.

Pfeifer, Morgan & Stesiak. Legal help when you need it. (574) 444-0741

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