When an individual and their attorney agree upon a legal fee for that attorney’s services, that’s what a client should pay when the case is over. If this amount is fixed to a certain percent of any settlement or award, that’s still what the client should expect to pay. However, some attorneys may end up charging a client an amount that is considerably higher than the amount they previously agreed on.
If your attorney has overcharged you after you had initially agreed upon a different payment amount, you may be entitled to pursue additional action against that lawyer for your losses. For more information regarding your options, contact a St. Louis legal malpractice lawyer with the Finney Law Office today by calling 314-646-0300.
Important Financial Records
If a client suspects that the amount they are being billed by an attorney or the amount that an attorney has taken out of a settlement for legal fees is too high, they can take action. When an attorney takes money for their legal fees, they are required to offer records of that transaction if a client asks. These records include the following information:
Copy of the full settlement check
Copy of any collected settlement checks
Payment for legal services can differ depending on the agreement between the attorney and their client as well as the manner in which the settlement is paid. However, a client should always have access to copies of all this financial information, which can let them know precisely how much an attorney charged or overcharged.
If financial records show that a lawyer has overcharged you for their services, you may have the right to take that individual to court for their wrongdoing. To learn more about these cases and what we can do to help you, contact a St. Louis legal malpractice attorney from the Finney Law Office by calling 314-646-0300 today.