Contingent Fee

This is a fee charged when a matter is successfully completed and a recovery obtained on behalf of the client. This type of fee arrangement is charged when the client being represented has been injured in an automobile accident, a bicycle accident, a bus or limousine accident, a motorcycle accident, a construction site accident, because of a dog bite, a farm/tractor accident, because of medical negligence including a birth injury, because of nursing home negligence, a pedestrian accident, a product liability accident, because of school negligence, sexual assault or abuse,  a slip and fall accident or a truck accident.  The cost of litigation, such as court filing fees, subpoena fees, transcript costs, and expert witness costs are subtracted from the gross recovery and repaid to the law firm who may have advanced such costs during the course of litigation. After the expenses in pursuing the case are repaid to the law firm the remainder of the settlement is divided amongst the law firm and the client. The law firm will receive a fee based on the nature of the case which at no time will exceed 33 1/3%.

Fixed Fee

The fixed fee or flat fee arrangement occurs when LaMarche Safranko Law PLLC handles a matter for a sum certain or for a certain amount for a designated period of time such as per day, per week or per month. Fixed fees can also be subject to an overall cap for each stage of a case, or can be for a fixed amount for a designated time period. The specific amount of any fixed fee can be tailored to the nature of any given matter. Clients who desire budgeting certainty often find fixed fee arrangements attractive.

Hourly Rate Fee

This fee is based upon the time spent for our professional services. The total cost to the client is calculated based upon the hourly rate and the total number of hours devoted to the client’s matter.