How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost in Chicago?
Willens & Baez is a contingency fee personal injury and medical malpractice law firm.
This means that our clients don’t pay us a dime until we obtain monetary compensation for them. In addition, we cover all out-of-pocket costs to fund our clients’ cases.
Because we do not employ a conventional fee arrangement, and instead accept cases on a contingency basis, there is no financial risk to the client when they choose Willens & Baez. We employ this type of payment arrangement because we want to help all of our clients get the justice they deserve, and we believe that the cost of hiring an attorney should never get in the way of an individual’s ability to obtain justice. In the best-case scenario, at the conclusion of a case, Willens & Baez will be sending you a check for your award amount, minus our contingency fee and expenses. In the worst-case scenario, we won’t be sending you anything at all. We will not be sending you a bill. Frankly, we would not know how.
Contingency Fee Representation
Contingency fee arrangements are designed to help clients seek the justice they deserve by eliminating any financial barriers that could have made seeking justice infeasible, or impossible to do because of inadequate availability of funds. To put it another way, a client does not need to pay any money to an attorney unless the attorney wins the case, and even then, the attorney’s fee comes out of the award, rather than out of the client’s pocket. In a contingency fee arrangement, an attorney who accepts a case takes a gamble that he or she will win that case. The attorney will front any costs that are associated with preparing the case for trial, with the hope that the attorney will win the case and be able to recover those expenditures from the award that the client gets.
At Willens & Baez, we advance all of the costs associated with getting your case ready for trial, in exchange for a certain percentage of the award that we win for you after the trial is over. Our typical contingency fee is one third of the award amount, or 33 1/3%.
Free Initial Consultations
Willens & Baez offers prospective clients a free initial consultation during which the prospective client can discuss the case with one of our experienced attorneys. Each case is then evaluated to determine if the case has legal merit and if the case is worth the financial risk to the firm in order to prosecute.