Paying your Personal Injury Lawyer (Vancouver / in BC)
At Helpforme, Personal injury lawyers are retained on contingency. In other words, they get a percentage of your compensation, but only once the case is settled. Generally, this is more favourable than paying on an hourly rate as you do not have to pay anything up front, and the fee is proportionate to the size of the claim.
The contingency fee agreement forms the basis for the lawyer/client relationship. In addition to the fee, it also sets out how disbursements are dealt with. Disbursements are the costs incurred in building your claim, such as the cost of medical assessments, engineering opinions, and records. At Helpforme, we cover the cost of the disbursements up front so you do not have to pay anything out of pocket for these costs until you receive your compensation.