After getting into a car accident I called Barbara and it was the best decision I ever made. She is amazing! I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer to represent me. She got me the best settlement to pay back my medi...
The fight with insurance companies is just as hard as fighting for your life after an accident. As long as you dont give up on yourself Barbara will fight for you. The staff at Kidwell and Gallagher were great as well. I...
These two are specialists in two related fields, personal injury and workmen’s comp. Both they and their staff were VERY responsive to me and my questions, and handled my case with patience and competence. I would,...
I feel like kidwell & Gallagher went above and beyond for me. Craig himself and his staff are so nice and helpful. I would highly recommend this law office for your workmans comp/injury needs. You will not be disappo...
The best place to go if you need good hometown lawyers. They are very informative and kept us updated on what was going to happen through out our case.
Was the best experience, we told them the problem and they took over everything, was such a relief. Always there to answer any questions and help is fast is possible.
I was at my job mountain crew changes there in the basement of kidwell and Gallagher
They weren’t able to help with my case, but they directed me to someone who could.
We have all seen personal injury advertisements with the slogan, “we don’t get paid unless you win.” But what does that really mean?
If you have been injured in an accident, the last thing that you want to worry about is money. Kidwell & Gallagher Injury Lawyers want to help you recover from your loss without putting you in financial hardship. Below we discuss an overview of a personal injury lawyer’s fees.
Most personal injury attorneys charge a contingency fee. A contingency fee is a fee charged to the client, but only if the client wins the case. The attorney will receive a percentage of the client’s legal recovery, usually after certain expenses are taken out.
Personal injury attorney contingency fees vary, but most attorneys charge 1/3, or 33%, of the amount the client is awarded by the court. Personal injury attorneys do keep this in mind when advising clients on the amount of damages they should request.
Contingency fees are negotiable, and it is up to the attorney and client to discuss these arrangements before proceeding with the case.
In Nevada, there is a limit to how much an attorney can charge when representing a client in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
According to NRS § 7.095, an attorney cannot take a contingency fee greater than:
This law applies to all forms of dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, negotiation, or by a judgment issued by the court.
Before an attorney can begin working on your case, you will need to sign a fee agreement. This contract will initiate the attorney-client relationship and will specify how the attorney handles payments for services rendered. Nevada requires that all fee agreements must be in writing.
In Nevada, a contingency fee agreement must include the following:
Charging on a contingent basis provides the following benefits:
Personal injury attorneys strive to have the court rule in their client’s favor, not only for the paycheck. Attorneys Craig W. Kidwell and Barbara Gallagher understand that each client is dependent on compensation in order to get back on their feet.
Accident victims may be afraid to get in touch with a lawyer because they fear the cost. The reality is that in hiring a lawyer, you will end up saving money in the end.
An experienced personal injury attorney knows what your case is worth. We will collect the necessary evidence to help you win. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
Craig W. Kidwell is the managing partner of Kidwell & Gallagher, Ltd., and exclusively represents injured workers in Nevada. Mr. Kidwell has been practicing workers’ compensation law in Nevada since 1999 and has acted as lead counsel on over 2,000 contested workers’ compensation claims. Mr. Kidwell represents injured workers in Nevada through all stages of Nevada’s complex worker’s compensation system. Craig regularly appears in all levels of Nevada’s administrative workers’ compensation system and has represented injured workers in Nevada’s districts and Supreme Court.