A contingent fee allows you to hire an expert lawyer from the Dolan Law Firm, without paying any money down, and without paying by the hour. Most lawyers charge $200 to $500 per hour for their services. As the saying goes, talk is cheap unless a lawyer is talking! The Dolan Law Firm gets paid only if you receive compensation for your damages either through a settlement or after a trial. We are paid a percentage of what we recover for you. Usually the fee ranges from 33 1/3 percent to 45 percent, depending on the type and complexity of the case, whether a lawsuit has to be filed, and when and if your case settles or goes to trial. Most contingent fees are not set by law, but are negotiable.Our contingent fees are set out in a contract with you that explains how our fee is calculated and when and if that percentage changes as the amount of lawyer time increases. Contact the Dolan Law Firm for a free case evaluation by calling 888-452-4752 or emailing us.Some fees are set by law and must follow a statutory formula. This is true for medical malpractice cases. This has made it more difficult for contingency fee lawyers to represent people injured in medical negligence cases. In 1976, the doctors and insurance company lobbyists got a law passed that restricts the ability of attorneys handling medical negligence cases to recover attorneys’ fees. At the same time, the doctors and insurance companies restricted the right to recover in these cases. This reduced attorneys’ fee, when combined with the reduced recovery available to the injured party, was supposed to lower insurance premiums. Instead, it fattened the wallets of insurance companies and made it more difficult for injured people to recover for the death and mutilation of their loved ones.

We advance costs for handling your suit, including filing fees, obtaining your records, hiring investigators and experts, court reporters, jury fees and other matters necessary to prosecute your claim. We have the resources to go the distance based on a solid history of winning. In addition to our contingent fee, we are reimbursed for these expenses on completion of your case.

We receive a fee only if we win. That’s why we work harder to win the maximum damages for our clients.