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Understanding Contingency Fees

If your case is settled, or won in court, you will be entitled to compensation, and the attorney representing you will receive his/her compensation from this compensation.  Most contingency fees are somewhere between 33% to 40% of whatever compensation is received.  If you decide to work with a personal injury lawyer, you will be asked to sign what is called a Contingency Fee Retainer Agreement.  Once the agreement is signed and submitted, the attorney will begin working on the case.  If the attorney is unable to negotiate a fair and reasonable settlement with the company you are claiming is responsible for your injuries, the case will most likely move to litigation and be presented in court.  Once an attorney begins representing a client, the exact time and steps involved in obtaining proper compensation will be different for every claim.