We’ve been able to extend this program to hundreds of people over the years, and we are proud to be able to offer it for a tenth straight year in 2018.
BALTIMORE (PRWEB) December 19, 2017
For nearly a decade, attorney Eric T. Kirk has offered injury victims a reduced attorney fee program for Maryland personal injury cases. Practices vary from lawyer to lawyer and jurisdiction to jurisdiction. In Maryland, for example, a common contingency fee arrangement calls for the lawyer to retain 33.3% of the amount recovered in the case as a fee. Furthermore, under some agreements, lawyers may retain 40% of the amount recovered as a fee if a lawsuit is filed and the claim is litigated. Under Kirk’s reduced fee program, the client’s fee percentage is always limited.
“Under my reduced fee program, attorney’s fees are always limited to 30% on a presuit recovery, and 35% if the case goes to litigation,” said Kirk. “Five percent may not seem like a lot of money, but the benefit and the additional money in the client’s pocket are very real.”
Take for example a contingency fee contract offered by a firm under a common 33.3%-40% fee arrangement. Then assume there is a recovery in a case after trial of $20,000 from a person found at fault for causing the accident. Under this typical contingency fee contract, the attorney’s fee would be $8,000.
“Under my reduced fee plan, the fee would be limited to $7,000, leaving an extra $1,000 in my client’s pocket,” concluded Kirk. “We’ve been able to extend this program to hundreds of people over the years, and we are proud to be able to offer it for a tenth straight year in 2018. Contingency fee percentages may be limited by statute in certain types of claims, and of course those limits would always apply. You and your attorney should discuss preferred alternative fee arrangements, such as flat rates, or hourly billing.”
About Eric T. Kirk
Eric T. Kirk focuses his practice on personal injury, workers’ compensation and criminal defense. For more information, call (410) 591-2835, or visit http://www.thekirklawfirm.com. The law office is located at 401 E. Pratt, Suite 1252, Baltimore, MD 21202.
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