If your family has survived a situation where daycare abuse was a factor, you may be considering whether or not to file a lawsuit against the facility for damages. One of the considerations whenever you have a potential legal matter on your hands is money. Unfortunately, many parents who may well have a daycare child abuse claim that would win in a jury trial find themselves under the impression that they cannot afford to go forward with it when in fact they could.
Attorneys have different ways of billing clients. Where filing civil suits is concerned, some attorneys work on a contingency basis. In order for a client to have full faith in an attorney, the client has to believe that the attorney has their best interests at heart and isn’t only interested in getting paid their legal fees. The best way to make sure that this is the case is to make sure that the attorney’s financial interests and the plaintiff’s interests align perfectly. This is exactly the point of a contingency agreement.
In order to make this agreement worth their while, the attorney has to take a good look at the case and determine whether or not they think they can argue it successfully. If they do believe that they can argue the case successfully, they can enter into a contingency agreement wherein they only get paid if they manage to win a jury award for their client. In the vast majority of cases, being offered a settlement from the other party that is acceptable to you will constitute a win for the purposes of the attorney getting paid what’s owed them. When you’re working under one of these agreements, you can be certain that the attorney believes that they can win your case for you, because they get paid nothing for all of their time and effort if they do not.
Most of the time, a contingency agreement comes with a free consultation. This is simply so the jury can determine whether or not they’re the right attorney for you. If you find an attorney who specializes in daycare abuse cases, there is a much better chance that they can argue your case successfully and win you the compensation your family deserves. If you have a particularly strong case, the other party may well wish to settle with you rather than go to trial.