How much are attorney fees in a personal injury case?

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Attorney fees in a personal injury case are calculated on a contingent fee basis. Accordingly, the Florida Supreme Court and the Florida Bar approve the fee schedule. If we recover money for you, our fee is a percentage of the amount recovered. The percentage typically ranges from 30% to 40%, depending on when the case is resolved and the total amount recovered. In some cases against the government, the fee may be capped at 25%. An appellate lawyer may charge an additional 5% contingent fee if an appeal becomes necessary. You owe us nothing if we do not recover any money for you.

In addition to the contingency fee, other costs may be associated with the case, such as court filing fees, expert witness fees, and medical record fees. Some attorneys may cover these costs upfront and deduct them from the settlement or award, while others may require the client to pay them as they arise.

A written retainer agreement will detail the attorney fee schedule and costs. You and your attorneys will sign this agreement at the beginning of the case. If we co-counsel your case with another law firm, both firms will share the fee. In some situations, the fee agreement may need to be approved by the court. We will let you know if that is required in your case.

It’s essential to discuss fee structures and potential costs with any attorney you’re considering hiring for your personal injury case to ensure you understand the financial arrangement fully before moving forward.

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