Personal Injury Lawyer
Nashville and Middle Tennessee

Contingency Fees

We don’t get paid until you win

Being the victim of a major hit-and-run, truck accident, slip-and-fall or other painful event is a frightening ordeal that doesn’t end as soon as you’ve left the accident site. For many accident victims, the process of recovering their health, property, and lost finances is often so chaotic and painful, it’s almost like getting hurt a second time. The Law Office of Eric Beasley can help.

If you are missing work due to a car wreck, struggling with back pain or a fracture, emotionally wrung out, and gradually slipping further into debt, any settlement offered by an insurance company may seem like a lifeline for you and your family.

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    Attorney Eric Beasley knows that many accident victims are worried about their finances after being injured. They fear that fighting an insurance company for a fair settlement will mean spending what little money they have left to take a chance on a lawyer. You don’t have to worry about that here.

    No money down

    We offer a free case consultation and accept most personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis.

    The contingency fee is the most common form of payment arrangement for plaintiffs seeking representation in personal injury litigation. Instead of billing the plaintiff on an hourly basis, a contingency fee means we are entitled to a percentage of the settlement or trial award, usually one-third. If you do not receive any compensation for damages, our firm is entitled to nothing.

    The contingency fee is perhaps the one device in law that gives injured people, no matter what their financial means, an even break in the courtroom against giant corporations and insurance companies.

    Were it not for the contingency fee, people of the middle class or of low economic means would not be able to have their day in court, a constitutional right which corporations and insurance companies fight hard to eliminate.

    How do our attorneys get paid?

    The “contingency” aspect of the fee means that if there is no recovery, there is no attorney fee owed. There are a number of advantages to this type of fee arrangement, the most obvious of which is the absence of a risk of owing our firm a fee when there has been no recovery. Another important advantage of this type of fee arrangement is the security the client should feel at knowing that The Law Office of Eric Beasley has the same incentive as that of the client. The fact that we are willing to handle a client's case on a contingency fee basis is a reflection of the confidence in our ability to obtain a recovery in the case.

    The percentage of the award charged on a contingency fee basis depends upon the type of case. Our attorneys advise our clients up front of all applicable fees and openly address any questions our clients may have. Although one case may demand a higher percentage fee than another, all contingency fees are paid only when there is a monetary recovery on behalf of the client.

    Other costs

    In connection with handling your case, our firm will cover the costs to build a strong case that results in a settlement and/or trial. Examples of expenses include fees to copy medical records, fees to file a lawsuit, transcript fees, court reporter fees, expert witness fees, and many others. In complex cases, out-of-pocket costs to prepare the case for trial can run into tens of thousands of dollars. In most cases, we will advance all fees for you so you can continue with your case through trial.

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    If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident or suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of another, contact us to schedule a free consultation.

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