Legal Fees and Case Expenses
Silverman Law Firm represents most of our personal injury, products liability, and malpractice clients on a contingency fee basis. Our clients need not pay any fee for our time and effort unless we are successful in obtaining a recovery. If we are successful, our fee is a percentage of the recovery. This creates a financial incentive for us to work our hardest to obtain the largest settlement or verdict for our clients while minimizing our clients' financial risk in personal injury, products liability, and malpractice cases. In other words you never have to worry about your lawyer "padding" the bill. It also means you do not have to be wealthy to hire a personal injury and malpractice lawyer. We proudly represent people of all walks of life.
In addition to fees for legal services, expenses will be incurred by a client during the course of preparing and trying a personal injury, products liability or malpractice lawsuit. Expenses include court filing fees, expert witness charges, travel expenses, and court reporter fees for preparing deposition and trial transcripts. The ethical rules governing lawyers, the Virginia State Bar Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 1.8(e), require a client to remain ultimately responsible for the expenses. However, the Rule permits Virginia personal injury lawyers to advance the costs necessary to prepare and try a lawsuit. We work with our clients to ensure the fee agreement meets their needs and financial means.
By opening the Silverman Law Firm, I am able to carefully select cases where I can provide clients my undivided, individualized attention.Josh Silverman