No Settlement, No Fees.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle or other type of accident and retain Kwasnicki Law as your legal representation, you won't pay any fees until you've received your settlement.
How are fees structured for personal injury claims?
In British Columbia, lawyers representing clients in cases of personal injury commonly pursue claims on a contingency fee basis. This means that the lawyer is paid their fees only when a claim is settled, and that the lawyers' legal fees are based on a percentage of the final settlement amount.
Additionally, expenses incurred over the course of your claim will be carried by the firm until your claim is settled. Typically ICBC will reimburse you for these expenses when the settlement is paid out.
How does a contingency fee structure benefit the client?
A contingency fee structure means:
You do not pay any out-of-pocket expenses or legal fees before your claim is settled making this fee structure especially beneficial after a car accident, when many individuals find themselves taking time off of work and/or dealing with extra medical costs.
Legal fees are not based on an hourly rate, so if your case goes to trial, your legal costs won't increase.
If you do not receive financial compensation for your claim, you won't pay any legal fees.
How are the fees set?
In accordance with the Law Society of British Columbia, contingency fees are set at specific limits for both automobile accidents and other type of personal injury claims.