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Contingency Fee

Contingency Fee Representation

There is Never a Fee Unless We Win Your Case

Accidents are just that, accidents. They typically happen when you least expect it and when you are entirely unprepared for an emergency. Not only does the victim have to endure exorbitant medical expenses, but they have to deal with the fact that their life is put on hold for days, weeks, months and sometimes even years. Most people cannot afford to pay thousands of dollars in unexpected medical expenses, let alone pay their everyday expenses when they are unable to work and earn a living.

For this reason, hiring a personal injury lawyer in Orange County may seem impossible, unaffordable and out of reach after an accident. However, this is the time when you need a lawyer most. Hiring legal counsel with a proven track record is absolutely essential if you want to obtain the compensation you deserve. Failure to hire an attorney could result in a low-ball settlement offer from the insurance company, so it is imperative that you reach out to the team at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C.

When you with an Orange County injury attorney at our firm, you won't be expected to pay us any legal fees unless we are able to secure a favorable verdict or settlement on your behalf.

What does a "contingency fee" mean?

With a contingency fee arrangement, the client agrees to pay the attorney a certain percentage of the total amount recovered in the case, if any, rather than paying a flat or hourly rate for representation. In other words, the fee is "contingent" on a recovery. This allows many individuals to receive top quality legal representation that they might not otherwise be able to afford.

Typically, the percentage of fees will vary depending at what the stage the case resolves, such as if the case settles without a lawsuit, resolves after a lawsuit is filed with the court, or after a verdict or arbitration award is reached. When you hire Cohn & Swartzon, P.C., you will not owe any attorney's fees if there is no recovery. For this reason, you would have nothing to lose by seeking legal representation.

Are there any additional costs?

In addition to fees, most lawyers also charge for out of pocket expenses to prosecute the case. For example, they will need to gather records, file documents, meet with doctors, or retain expert witnesses. This obviously costs money. Some personal injury attorneys require clients to pay for these items up front or as the case moves along. However, Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. will generally advance these costs and is then reimbursed at the end of the case – as long as there is a recovery. At Cohn & Swartzon, P.C., if there is no recovery, you will not owe any costs incurred by the firm.

How does the contingent fee system impact the client?

First, it means that most lawyers are going to assess the risks of accepting a case carefully. Contrary to what you may hear in the media, the fact that an attorney is going to be paid a percentage of any recovery actually discourages frivolous litigation. No lawyer in his or her right mind is going to take on a frivolous case and then work hundreds of hours on it for zero gain. This also means that they will be more motivated to seek a favorable outcome for the client since it will also benefit them.

What are the benefits of this system?

The major benefit for the client is that they will be able to obtain legal representation without paying out of pocket or hourly costs. For the client, the contingency fee is often the key to the courthouse. Because there is risk sharing, you can have a very experienced attorney represent you and not have to worry about the bill for legal fees. You will not receive a monthly fee statement, not have to pay a retainer fee or advance any costs up front. As a result, even those who don't think they can afford an Orange County injury attorney are able to get the representation they need and deserve.

Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. is Ready to Fight for You

The team at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. works on a contingency fee basis. This means that we only receive a fee for our work if we successfully conclude your case. Unlike other law firms, you will not receive a bill simply for picking up the phone to ask a question. Instead, the lawyers at our firm are paid on a percentage basis on the total amount they recover, and only at the end of your case. There are no hidden charges, no hidden fees, and everything will be laid out in writing. When an accident victim attempts to represent themselves, they are doing themselves and their case a great injustice.

Contact the firm to learn more about our contingency fee representation.

Recent Reviews From Previous Clients

  • I was very pleased with the firm's persistence

    “I highly recommend Cohn & Swartzon. When I decided to retain the Firm, I initially spoke with Attorney Jason D. Cohn. He was very knowledgeable and helpful in explaining what sort of personal injury case to expect. With the assistance of Attorney Saar Swartzon, Cohn & Swartzon were able to get me a $28,000 settlement. I was very pleased with the firm's persistence and hard work. The attorneys always kept me informed about how my case was going, they were completely honest, and offered great advice. They listened to my concerns and needs, and always made me feel like I was a high priority client. Everyone at the Firm is very friendly and caring, both as one's legal representation, and simply as individuals. Thanks again!”


  • From my personal experience, I can refer Cohn & Swartzion to anybody!

    “I was involved in an auto accident earlier this year. A friend of mine referred me to attorney Saar Swartzon at Cohn & Swartzon, a Professional Law Corporation. I met with Mr. Swartzon and his senior paralegal Linda Chapman to discuss my accident. We discussed the accident, the pain I was in and how my doctor was going to submit a request for physical therapy to my insurance company, which could take up to two weeks to obtain approval I was told. I informed Mr. Swartzon that I had previously had cervical surgery in 2012 and how it took almost a month to receive approval for physical therapy from my insurance company and make my first appointment with the physical therapist they approved me for. With the pain I suffered from the whiplash caused by the accident, I could not wait that long. Mr. Swartzon referred me to a physician that he knew so I could be evaluated and obtain written approval immediately for physical therapy. Mr. Swartzon also referred me to a physical therapy location near my work, which took me in immediately. During my treatments, I did not have to worry about anything. Linda Chapman handled all of the incoming bills that I received incurred by the accident as well as all of the correspondence from the insurance companies requesting updates. Their legal assistant Renee Bushman did a great job following up on the information requested by Linda about the other party to help with my case. I was always kept informed on the status of my case and always received quick responses to my emails. Due to the outstanding work that Saar, Linda and Renee had done, my case settled quickly and I am once again pain free. Now I know why my friend referred me to Saar Swartzon at Cohn & Swartzon and I can honestly say from my personal experience that I can refer them to anybody reading my review as well as anybody I know who is involved in an auto accident.”

    Tom M.

  • Cohn & Swartzon fought hard for me in court

    “When I first met with Cohn & Swartzon, they explained to me that I had a difficult case; but because of my severe injuries, they were willing to help. Initially, the insurance did not offer much; but after Cohn & Swartzon fought hard for me in court, I received over a 6 figure settlement and also had my surgery paid for.”

    Deborah V.

  • The entire firm was professional and supportive

    “I would highly recommend Cohn & Swartzon to anyone seeking a fair settlement as a result of an auto accident. The Firm came highly recommended to me and I understand why. They took the time to explain what would happen, they aligned me with excellent medical care, and they were able to negotiate a fast and fair settlement for my injuries. Throughout the process the entire Firm was professional and supportive.”


  • They stayed true to their word

    “Let me begin by saying that I would recommend Cohn & Swartzon to anyone in need of legal advice. Both Jason and Saar are very personable and they provided a high level of service to me as their client. In addition to Jason and Saar, the entire staff always provided the utmost in service. One of the things that I liked was the fact that they stayed true to their word. They told me that they personally would take calls, if necessary. It was not very often that I needed to speak directly to them; but when I did, they were accessible. I appreciate the great lengths that they went to in working with an uncooperative doctor, who took a very long time getting a key report to them. They worked with the insurance companies and the adjusters, which took all of the unnecessary stress off of me. The Firm went to bat for me and we were successful in settling my personal injury case without going to trial. Saar was able to negotiate and reduce my medical bills, thus putting more cash into my hands. I was pleasantly surprised at the outcome, and the timing of the settlement couldn't have come at a better time.”