We take personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis
That means you pay no attorney fees if we don’t win
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, being able to afford a lawyer is the last thing you should be worried about. At the Szantho Law Firm, we strongly believe that you should be able to have access to an experienced personal injury attorney to get the legal help that you need—whether you can afford to hire one or not.
What is a contingency fee?
A contingency fee is a financial agreement between a client and their attorney. When lawyers take cases on contingency, it means the client only pays legal fees if the attorney obtains a settlement or court verdict for the client. There are no up-front costs, and the attorney’s fee is a percentage of the final award. This makes it possible for anyone to afford legal representation.
What’s the difference between contingency fee and pro bono?
Unlike a contingency fee where the attorney only gets paid if they make a financial recovery for their client, pro bono legal help is done for free without the expectation of receiving payment. This means some lawyers and law firms will offer their work for free. Pro bono comes from the Latin term “pro bono publico,” which means “for the public good.”
While an important part of the legal profession, this is not a common way for injury victims to receive compensation. A contingency fee allows personal injury attorneys to recoup their expenses and pay for the up-front cost of representing more people in injury cases.
What are the advantages of a contingency fee agreement?
Some pros to hiring a lawyer on a contingency fee basis include:
- You pay no money out of your own pocket.
- You pay no hourly fees.
- If you lose, you will not have to pay for your attorney's time and efforts.
- What you wind up paying is removed from the compensation won vs. getting charged a separate bill.
Contingency fees may come across as taking a risk, since the lawyer does not get paid unless they win – but it’s your lawyer who assumes that risk, not you. The contingency fee aligns your interests with your lawyer’s. We only get paid if we get you a positive result.
That’s why it’s important to contact an attorney to talk about your claim. During our free initial consultation, we will review our contingency fee agreement and answer any questions you may have about the cost of representation. We want you to be fully informed and aware of what you’re agreeing to before you sign.
We’re ready to fight for the compensation you deserve
Attorney Andras Szantho is a legal warrior who has the knowledge, experience, and resources to fight for the compensation you’re entitled to. We’ll give you the personal attention you deserve and aggressively advocate for your best interests throughout the entire process.
If the insurance company won’t agree to a fair settlement, attorney Szantho and his dedicated legal team are prepared to fight for you in court. You don’t have to settle for less. Make your case count and get an experienced personal injury lawyer in your corner.
Discover what the Szantho Law Firm can do for you. Contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced attorney who knows how to win. We serve all of New Mexico, and we have offices in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.