You may have heard from friends, family, or even the internet that you don’t have to pay anything to a lawyer up front for a personal injury case. In some instances, this is true. Many attorneys that take personal injury cases do so on contingency. But what exactly does contingency mean, and how does it work?
What It Means for an Attorney to Work on Contingency
When an attorney works on contingency, it means that they do not get paid unless you do. This gives the attorney great incentive to work hard on your case to win a good settlement or win at a jury trial. Before the attorney takes your case, they will evaluate it to determine the likelihood of winning a good settlement or trial outcome. If they deem your case worthy, they will set a percentage that you must pay out of your settlement or trial award. [Read more…] about How Contingency Payments Work in Personal Injury Cases