Martin J. Hernandez:
What’s the lawyer’s incentive to get you the highest recovery possible?
The short answer is that a lawyer gets paid on a contingency fee in an auto accident in the State of Florida. What a contingency fee is, typically, we get paid a percentage of what we collect for you. So the more you make, the more I make. And I like making money.
I don’t get paid till you get paid, so I want to move this case along as fast as possible, trying to get you as much money as possible, as fast as possible. How long this is going to take, I don’t know. No lawyer knows at the beginning of the case, because we don’t even know what’s wrong with you. But understand that we want to move this case along as fast as possible and try to get you as much money as possible.