Here Is Where the Potential Controversy Happens
After we take our costs and fees from the settlement pot, the rest is yours. As tantalizing as this sounds, in reality, our services and costs usually eat up most of the money in a statutory damages case. Frequently, we reduce our fees and costs to make sure that you get $1,000 in your case.
In cases where there are multiple defendants and settlements, people see a large dollar volume and want more of it than the damages that they are entitled to. We try to maximize your recovery and get you more than $1,000 in cases such as these, but it is not always possible. This is why we are crystal clear in our assessment of the value of your case before we file it.
Don’t Confuse the Lawsuits We Bring with Contingency Lawsuits
The lawsuits that we bring on your behalf are not contingency cases. The attorneys’ fees are not determined by a percentage of what we collect. Rather, our fees and costs are shifted to the Defendants to pay which is why we track our time and expenses.
The lawsuits that we file to clean up your credit report or to stop debt collection harassment are usually for very nominal damages, usually $1,000 and to clean up of your credit report. If we can get you more, we are happy to do so, but it’s not usually something that you can count on.
If You Have a Nominal Damages Case, Can You Get More Than $1,000 for My Case?
Possibly, but not likely. Many times, our fees and costs will be greater than what we recover in a nominal damages case. In those instances, we reduce our fees to make sure that you, as our client, get some money from your case. Of course, we will not know what our fees are until after we have settled with the last defendant. Any money left over after our fees and costs belong to you. Just remember, that the overarching goal of these cases is to get your credit report clean or to stop a debt collector from harassing you, and provide you with a credit repair attorney.
Setting and Agreeing to Expectations at the Beginning of the Case Is Key to a Successful Relationship
We want to be your lawyer now, and in the future or any credit or collection related issues you may have. We know that trust is a key component to any Attorney/Client relationship which is why we want to make the financial objectives and machinations as clear to you as possible.
If you have any questions or issues about your case, call or email me, Attorney Gary Nitzkin at [email protected] or (404) 591-6680.