Personal injury lawyers work on a contingent fee basis which means the fee is contingent upon the outcome of the case. The lawyer will be paid from the money you receive in a judgment or settlement. Many other types of lawyers like divorce or criminal attorneys charge hourly and flat fees and typically require upfront payment. With a personal injury case if you do not recover any money from a judgment or settlement, you will not owe any attorney’s fees.
If you do win, the fee will be a percentage of your recovery and your lawyer will discuss this in detail during your consultation.
Keep in mind that expenses incurred during the case may need to be repaid from the settlement or judgment monies received.
Typical expenses the lawyer may incur are:
- Obtaining medical records
- Conducting research
- Court fees
- Paying expert witnesses
- Paying private investigators
Contact AJ Law Practice for a consultation.