How Does A 9/11 Victim Attorney Get Paid?
Hello, this is Daniel Hansen, one of the senior partners at Turley Hansen & Partners. Clients often want to know, how does a 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund attorney get paid. By law, the federal government limits the legal fee in any Victim Compensation Fund award to 10%. The 10% legal fee is significantly lower than the typical legal fee charged by personal injury lawyers on those cases. Just by way of example, if the Victim Compensation Fund award is $100,000, the legal fee is $10,000, and the client's recovery is $90,000.
It's important to know that the client's recovery from the Victim Compensation Fund is free of all local, state, and federal taxes. For all of our 9/11 clients, there is no upfront legal fee, no cost, no disbursements payable at any point in time until you have a recovery. In fact, if we were not successful in obtaining a Victim Compensation Fund award for you, there is no legal fee. But the fact is, having handled over 1000 cases, if we accept your claim and case, we're confident that we will win. My firm has a strong commitment to the 9/11 community to take all cases, from modest cases to the most severe cases, including death.
A 9/11 award will often include payment suffering damages as well as economic loses. These economic loses include things like lost earnings, both for the past and the future, past medical expenses, and these expenses may include things such as housekeeping, lawn care, home maintenance and other costs that you incur to take care of your home. No matter what the case, we will get you the maximum award.
If you have any questions about legal fees and September 11 Victim Compensation Fund claims, call us anytime at 1-855-WTC-INFO.