No matter the type of case you have our initial consultation is always FREE. During that initial consultation you will be told what our legal fees are UP FRONT. There will be no surprises.
Our legal fees vary depending on the type of case.
Personal Injury Cases
For personal injury cases our legal fees are governed by New York State statute. For most personal injury cases the fee is one-third of your recovery after our expenses are deducted. In the unlikely event there is no recovery, you do not owe us a fee. You will never have to pay out of pocket for our fees. Typically, our fees are very similar to those of our competitors.
Workers Compensation Cases
For workers’ compensation cases our fees vary depending on the amount and type of work that is performed on your behalf, and the fees are awarded by a workers’ compensation judge at a hearing of your case. Prior to the hearing, you will be told what fee we are requesting. Typically there is a reasonable fee awarded based upon the amount of work done by us on your behalf. If you are not awarded benefits, no fee is due. When we are awarded a fee, it will be deducted from the amount of your award so that you do not need to pay any out of pocket money toward our fee. If and when you settle your workers’ compensation claim, our fees vary depending on the amount of work performed to obtain the settlement. Typically our fees in these instances range between 10-15% of the settlement amount.
Social Security Cases
For Social Security disability cases, like personal injury and workers’ compensation cases, there is no fee unless we are successful. As governed by federal statute, our fee is equal to 25% of your past due benefits with a cap of $6,000.
General Practice Cases
Our general practice fees typically range from $100-400 per hour depending on the type of case. We often will quote you a flat fee for legal representation regarding real estate closings, wills and criminal cases. The fees will vary depending on the issues involved.