Contingency fee lawyers in Omaha, NE
You owe no attorney fees unless we recover financial compensation for you — it's that easy
At Ausman Law Firm P.C., L.L.O., our personal injury lawyers provide aggressive and experienced legal representation to clients in Nebraska and Iowa on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay nothing for our legal services if we don't secure financial compensation on your behalf.
You shouldn't have to worry about whether you have enough money to afford a lawyer when you've been injured in an accident. That's why we work this way. We don't want to add to your expenses. We want to help you seek justice and pursue the compensation you're entitled to.
What is a contingency fee?
A contingency fee is a fee your attorney receives if and when your case is successfully resolved, either through a settlement or a court judgment. Our fee is a percentage of the monetary compensation we obtain for you, and if you don't get paid, we don't get paid. In the literal sense, our fee is contingent upon the outcome of your case.
Keep in mind that retaining legal services on contingency is completely different from pro bono representation, which means you aren't charged any fees at all for the lawyer's services. While accepting cases pro bono is an important part of an attorney's work, it's generally not the best way to get compensation for injury victims.
Most people don' realize that building a strong personal injury claim or lawsuit can take a lot of time and be very expensive. By taking cases on contingency, it allows us to cover our expenses so that we can continue to serve as aggressive advocates for the injured.
Fees can vary at different law firms, but you can generally expect to pay about one-third of your settlement or verdict, which is the industry standard. Fees may also be on a sliding scale depending on what has to be done to advance your case, like if we need to file a lawsuit or prepare to take your case to trial.
The important thing to remember is that regardless of the actions we take, you don't have to pay us anything up front or out of pocket.
What are the pros of a contingency fee agreement?
First and foremost, studies have shown that you will receive more on average in compensation if you hire a lawyer instead of handling your case on your own. Since a contingency fee arrangement means you pay nothing unless we win your case, you have little to lose and potentially much to gain by retaining our legal services on contingency.
Aside from that, here are some other advantages of a contingency fee agreement.
No money, no problem
It doesn't cost you anything upfront to hire us on contingency and there are no retainers or hidden fees. We work this way because we believe Omahans and Iowans deserve access to the court system regardless of their ability to pay for professional legal help. That means your case will ultimately be decided on its merit, not how deep your pockets run.
We're in this together
Since we only get paid if you get paid, you can rest assured that our interests and incentives are directly aligned. Representation on contingency will give you peace of mind that we're doing everything we can to successfully resolve your case and secure the compensation you're entitled to.
No hourly fees
Paying for a lawyer by the hour can get expensive, but since we work on contingency you won't have to pay us a dime for our time and labor unless we win your case. You can also contact us whenever you want without having to worry if the meter is running.
One less bill to deal with
Again, our fee is a percentage of the financial award we obtain on your behalf. If we win your case, our fee is deducted automatically from your settlement or verdict instead of being a separate bill that you have to pay out-of-pocket.
We're in this fight together
If you were in an accident and sustained a severe personal injury due to someone else's negligence, you have the legal right to seek compensation for your accident-related expenses.
Economic and non-economic damages often include any current and future medical bills (e.g., doctor and hospital bills, surgery, physical therapy, rehab, prescriptions, medical devices like wheelchairs, etc.); lost wages from time missed at work due to the injury; loss of future earning capacity if your injury impacts your ability to work or advance your career; replacement services such as housecleaning and childcare; loss of enjoyment of life; and pain and suffering.
The problem is the insurance company for the at-fault party has a financial incentive to pay you as little money as possible and does not have your best interests at heart. The other issue is insurance adjusters are trained professionals who use a lot of tactics to protect the insurance company's money.
They'll call you soon after your injury and ask for a recorded statement in hopes of getting you to say something that hurts your case. They'll ask for access to all your medical records so they can pay your accident-related expenses but instead scrutinize your entire medical history.
They'll also purposefully delay your claim, misrepresent coverage, and make you a quick "lowball" settlement offer that's not even in the same ballpark as what you truly deserve. And they'll tell you that you're better off not getting a lawyer involved because they know an attorney will stand in the way of their ultimate goal.
Let our personal injury lawyers fight for you
Don't let an insurance adjuster play games with your health and livelihood. Let our experienced personal injury attorneys aggressively advocate for your best interests and fight for every dollar you deserve.
We're experienced negotiators and highly skilled trial attorneys who aren't afraid to take your case to court. In fact, we love to litigate and we're proud of our victories at trial.
Find out how our law firm can help you and contact us right away to set up a free consultation. Our office is located in Omaha and we proudly serve clients in Nebraska and Iowa.