Our law firm works exclusively on a contingency fee basis. If there is no recovery by way of a settlement, verdict, or arbitration award, then you do not owe us anything.When we are able to resolve your personal injury case successfully by way of a settlement, verdict, or arbitration, then for most cases, the attorney’s fees will be one-third (i.e., 33-1/3%) of the gross recovery. Our retainer agreement provides that the fees will increase to 40% in the event that there is an appeal in your case. The reason for the increased fee in the event of an appeal is that means that there will be another 1-3 years of additional work on your case. Fortunately, very few cases end up on appeal.For medical malpractice cases, there is a fee schedule that is set by law. It provides that the percentage of the fee will decrease as the amount of the recovery increases. The percentages are:
- 33-1/3% on the first $150,000;
- 25% on sums between $150,000 and $1 million; and
- 20% on anything in excess of $1 million.
For most worker’s compensation cases, the fee is 20% of the lump sum settlement for permanency.