"WE GET NOTHING UNLESS YOU GET PAID"
When you first call into the law firm the attorney will explain contingency fees to you. Many people believe in order to bring a legal claim against someone they must pay an upfront fee before the attorney will begin work on their case. At Tatum & Atkinson, PLLC we only get paid if you get a recovery. If you or a loved one has been injured, we want your focus to be on getting well and getting back to your life that is why we take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis.
These type of fee agreements are very common in personal injury cases. In a contingent fee arrangement, the lawyer agrees to accept a fixed percentage of the recovery, which is the amount finally paid to the client. Contingency fee agreements allow you to hire an experienced and knowledgeable attorney without paying expensive hourly rates in order to seek recovery. In return for taking your case without up front payment, upon winning in court or reaching a favorable settlement, an attorney is entitled to a certain percentage of your recovery for the services they provided.
When someone has been hurt due to the wrongdoing of another, the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ensures this individual's right to resolve their dispute and seek compensation through the civil justice system. As Americans, the right to civil jury trial is one of our most fundamental rights. However, without an attorney to help an individual navigate the legal system, or perhaps even more commonly, deal with the wrongdoer's insurance company, this right may not be achievable.
Most importantly the attorneys at Tatum & Atkinson, PLLC are outcome-focused, not time-focused. Our interest is to work hard and achieve the best possible results for our clients in a timely, efficient manner.