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Contingent Fee

At Ackerman Law Office we are so confident of our ability win that we handle claims on a contingent fee. Charging people on a contingent fee and staying in business requires aggressive representation. We do not get paid unless our client does. It means we have to be confident in our ability, otherwise we starve. We have to accurately assess complicated situations accurately. Ackerman Law Office has been handling cases on a contingent fee since we started, in 1989. We have collected millions in settlements and trials. We are confident enough in our ability we are willing to offer you representation on a contingent fee.

Because of our reputation among our peers, attorneys often refer cases to us for contingent fee representation. We frequently share our fee with them, at no cost to our clients.

At Ackerman Law Office we handle many cases on a contingent fee. We do this for many reasons. For one thing, we find it easier for our clients to afford to pay at the end, when there is a recovery. Litigation is expensive. The average person cannot afford to pay thousands of dollars in costs and fees to prosecute a case. If a client cannot afford to litigate, their rights have no meaning. They cannot afford to enforce the rights. We want to make things right for the victims. So we work on a contingent fee. We front expenses of litigation to the client. This means that they do not normally have to pay for the expenses until the case is over.

In A contingent fee arrangement the lawyer takes a fee if and only if the client receives a recovery. Ackerman Law Office offers contingent fees on personal injury, automobile accidents and truck accidents, negligence claims, workers' compensation, medical malpractice, wrongful death claims, and business litigation, among others.

Normally, we handle personal injury claims, like automobile accidents, slip and fall cases, construction injures (except work-related ones - see below) some wrongful death cases, among others, on a 1/3 – 2/3 basis. This means we take 1/3 of the recovery. The rest goes to pay the client or the expenses that have been caused by the injury, like the medical expenses. We frequently use this form as our contract.

On workers compensation claims we normally take 20% of the recovery. This is normally 20% of what the client receives for permanent partial disability, but it can include part of a permanent total claim or a wage loss differential, among other things.

On a medical malpractice claim we normally charge one third (33.3%) of the recovery.

We are available to handle business litigation on a contingent fee or blended fee. In a blended fee the client may pay a retainer and an hourly rate. Upon successful completion there may be a reduced contingent fee the event of a successful recovery.

If you have an injury claim contact us at Ackerman Law office. We offer free initial consultations. All of our clients get prompt action and personal attention. See what our clients have to say on our Testimonials page. Our blog is at Springfield Injury Lawyer.

Client Reviews
Very good experience. Will reach out to you for personal matters if I ever need to. I am happy to recommend you and to speak positively of my experience. Thomas
Jim and his staff were very professional. He was exceptional about keeping me informed. He was very thorough and down to earth. He felt more like a friend than an attorney. I was very pleased. Creg
My experience was pleasant and professional. My needs and concerns were addressed and resolved. I would recommend this law office to family and friends. Betty