The Law Office of Edward A. Smith treats our clients well.
Instead of charging 1/3 or 40% on Injury Cases, our office charges only 29% on injury cases settled before we file suit.
Even if the cases do go to litigation, we help save you more money than other personal injury firms.
One of the Key Factors in how much a personal injury client nets, is the amount of medical liens and bills that must be repaid out of the recovery. Our Office has great expertise in handling ERISA, Blue Shield, Kaiser, Medpay and other health liens and can most always negotiate the medical liens down substantially.
Results—More money in the clients pocket.
Additionally, at our firm, we never take more money in pocket than the client gets in pocket so long as the client is cooperating and following our advice.
For example, lets take a case with a settlement before litigation of $500,000. In a serious Injury case, the client may well have $250,000 in medical bills.
Many attorneys calculate their fees as follows:
$500,000 in Recovery
Less: 1/3 Attorney Fees of $166,666
Less Reimbursement of Medical Bills $250,000
Equals Net to client: $83,334
(Note: Our Office would never, in this situation take more in fees ($166,666) than the client received in recovery ($83,334). We would split the difference so that $41,666 would be added to clients recovery...so the attorney and client both obtain approximately $125,000 each).
In our office, if we settle a case before Litigation we charge only 29%
Less: Attorney Fees at 29% or $145,000
Less Reimbursement of Medical Bills $162,500 ( This would be a typical Reduction we’d be able to obtain due to our extensive knowledge of Federal and California Liens)
Equals $192,500 to client. A Result much more beneficial to our clients.
We cannot guarantee the above illustrated reduction because the laws on lien reduction vary, but it is a typical result.
Our Office Never takes more attorney fees than the client nets in pocket