Scales of justice and gavel in a lawyers office.Commonly, lawyers charge clients by the hour, including those handling personal injury or wrongful death cases. Often, they may require retainers to initiate proceedings or expenses to be covered during the case. However, it's crucial to clarify our approach at The Button Law Firm from the outset: we do not operate on hourly rates or require retainers. We believe in a different, more client-centered model.

We Offer a No Win, No Fee Promise

From the very beginning, we have always operated on what's known as a contingency fee basis. Here's how we operate:

  • If we don't win, you don't pay.
  • We cover ALL case expenses as your case progresses.
  • If we win, our attorney fee is a percentage of the settlement or judgment, and we also cover the total case expenses.

Our contingency fees are contingent on the success of your case. This means that if there's a recovery through settlement or judgment, then the contingency fee is collected. However, if there's no settlement or judgment, you owe us nothing, and we don't collect our case expenses from you.

At The Button Law Firm, we've chosen this approach to provide injured individuals and families who've lost loved ones with an alternative path to the courthouse. We understand that for most people, paying an attorney hourly, like insurance defense lawyers or corporate attorneys, is simply not feasible. Just because you can't afford to pay an attorney as your case progresses doesn't mean your case lacks merit.

What Are Case Expenses?

In every personal injury or wrongful death case, certain necessary expenses arise. These differ from attorney fees, which are the charges for the law firm's time and expertise in handling the case. Case expenses encompass the costs incurred by the trial lawyer to manage your case.

Each case varies, but some examples of these expenses include:

  • Filing fees
  • Medical records
  • Expert witnesses
  • Court reporters for depositions
  • Private investigators

These costs can range from thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars in some cases. At The Button Law Firm, we cover all case expenses for every case. This approach minimizes your financial risk when using our services for your personal injury or wrongful death case. If we win, these expenses are reimbursed from the settlement or judgment.

When choosing a lawyer for your case, inquire whether they require repayment of case expenses even if the case is lost. Some lawyers adopt this practice. We, however, do not. If we don't win the case for you, then you owe us nothing.

What is the Contingency Fee Percentage?

Since every case is different, so are the contingency fees. Most lawyers charge 33.3%, which is also known as a third of the total settlement or judgment if the case settles without a lawsuit being filed. Then, there is a bump up to 40% if the lawsuit is filed. You will see some lawyers jump to 45% if it is a complex or difficult case. 

Be careful, as you may see some lawyers offer you a 15% or 25% contingency fee contract. While that seems like a good deal for you, it may be too good to be true in the end. How many cases do they have to handle at their firm working on that percentage? You get what you pay for. 

At The Button Law Firm, we keep it simple. We work off a 33.3% contingency fee if the case settles without a lawsuit and a 40% contingency fee if the case is filed. We strive to meet your every need on the cases and thoroughly work them to completion. 

How Much is An Initial Call?

The initial call and meeting with us are free. At our initial meeting, we will answer all questions you have as well as discuss the details of your case. It does not cost you a thing. 

Give us a call at 214-699-4409 or email us to set up your free initial meeting with us. I encourage everyone looking for a personal injury or wrongful death trial lawyer to read my free book called The Essential Guide For Your Texas Injury Case. It is a great resource to understand these types of cases, the process of a lawsuit, and how to find the best lawyer for your injury case. We are here to help you.

Russell Button
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Dallas, Houston, and Midland Texas trial and personal injury lawyer dedicated to securing justice for clients.