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What is a Contingency Fee?

Posted in Blog, Medical Malpractice on March 04, 2009

A contingency fee is a type of legal fee agreement most commonly used in personal injury cases. If your lawyer takes your case on a contingency fee basis, he will only get paid if you win the case. If you lose, he will not receive any money from you, but you may still be responsible for covering court costs and other fees involved in trying your case.

Generally, your lawyer will take a percentage of your settlement award for his contingency fee. It is important to work out the details of the contingency fee agreement in writing before your lawyer begins working on your case. Make sure the agreement clearly specifies the percentage your lawyer will receive, whether there is a difference in the fee if the case is settled or if it goes to trial, and who will be responsible for paying court costs and other expenses related to your claim.

At Weiss & Paarz P.C., we only handle medical malpractice claims. We believe that by limiting our practice to this one specialization of the law, we are able to provide our clients with higher quality legal representation that increases their likelihood of success.

Please contact our medical malpractice attorneys today to schedule a consultation. We serve clients in the New Jersey and Philadelphia metropolitan area.

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