Ian accepts your personal injury case on a contingency basis, meaning, you don’t pay anything out of your pocket from inception to the conclusion of your lawsuit, unless otherwise agreed upon. For plaintiff personal injury matters, you never are presented with periodic bills for Ian’s time. Ian is paid by deducting a percentage from the recovery obtained. In the event recovery is impossible, you do not pay for any legal services, except, perhaps, the out of pocket costs, and sometimes expenses, for which Ian paid in prosecuting your claim. Examples of costs and expenses are mailing charges, outside photocopying costs, Court fees, and expert report fees. Invariably Ian will minimize these costs and expenses for the client’s benefit.
Should Ian secure recovery on your behalf, Ian is entitled to 33.3% of the proceeds, after costs have been deducted. The costs are always recoverable by Ian from the client, unless otherwise agreed.
For matters outside of plaintiff personal injury, Ian may charge an hourly rate to be determined on a case by case basis or upon a flat fee.
If you are concerned about not being able to afford legal representation, please call Ian and discuss with him your circumstances. He sounds intense, but is a nice guy.