HOW MUCH DO REPRESENTATIVE COMPANIES CHARGE?
There are many ways to determine a fee schedule, including fixed rates, hourly fees and contingency fees. Hourly fees are calculated by multiplying the amount of hours your representative and staff works on your case by an hourly rate. Contingent fees allow your representative to receive a certain agreed upon percentage of any judgment amounts received by you. A fixed rate places a set price for the services your representative will provide to you. Fees are usually calculated without including court costs and filing fees that are usually paid up front by the client. Always ask potential Attorneys, CPAs and Enrolled Agents to explain their fees and billing practices prior to engaging their services.
Make sure you understand the fee arrangement being provided to you. It should appear in writing on the work agreement provided by the company you hire.