What Does it Mean if an Attorney works on a Contingency Fee?

Most, if not all, personal injury accident attorneys in California perform their services on a "contingency fee basis". What does this mean to you if you have been injured in an accident and you need to hire an attorney?

A contingency fee simple means that the attorney does not require any money at the beginning of the case.  It also means that unless your attorney gets winning resolution to your case, you do not have to pay anything to the attorney.  When you attorney does win your case, they will get a percentage of your settlement.

When you hire your attorney and sign a retainer, the attorneys fees should be completely explained to you so that there are no surprises at the end of your case.

 Most attorneys have 2 levels of contingency fees:

  1.  The first fee level is at the lowest percentage.  This applies should your case be settled without filing a lawsuit.
  2. The next fee level is if the case requires filing a lawsuit with the intention of going to trial.

There are other considerations that apply if the injured person is a minor.  Be sure to get all of the details before signing a retainer to hire your attorney.

Here at Steinberg Injury Lawyers we only take cases on a contingency fee basis.  Our lawyers been handling personal injury cases since 1982.  We have the experience, success and focus that you need.  Call us now to discuss your case and your injury.  The consultation is free and so are second opinions.  

Peter Steinberg, Esq.
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982