Generally, the most common types of personal injury claims are covered by liability insurance and a settlement for monetary compensation is negotiated with the insurance company. Injured parties usually end up with a better monetary settlement if represented by legal counsel, even after paying attorney fees.
If however a settlement is not reached it is critical to have a skilled and experienced attorney who can file a lawsuit to seek a monetary judgment to compensate for the damages suffered by the person injured. In Missouri, the attorney for the injured person can present the case to a jury of 12 people at trial and ask them to find the other party at fault (liable) for the injuries and determine an amount to award as compensation. Typically, the party at fault will be represented by an attorney hired by an insurance company once the lawsuit is filed.
MacPherson Law Center LLC represents clients on a "contingent fee basis" in which the attorney's fee is a percentage of the plaintiff's eventual compensation, payable when the case is resolved, with no payment necessary if the case is unsuccessful; although the client may still be responsible for the out of pocket expenses of handling the case.The standard fee agreement at MacPherson Law Center LLC is 1/3 of the proceeds recovered if a case is settled out of court or 40 percent if the matter must be litigated (a lawsuit filed in court or tried to a jury).