How much does my lawyer get from my settlement?
Well, that depends on whether or not the case is settled or whether or not it goes into the court system. In Florida, almost all personal injury lawyers work on a contingent basis. What does that mean? It means that they only get paid when they make a recovery for you. And then they only get a percentage of that amount. In Florida, most of the time if they settle the claim without going to the court system it’s one third of any recovery.
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If the case has to be filed in the court system, which is usually less than 20 percent of all personal injury cases, then the fee would be 40 percent. The nice thing about the contingency fee practice in Florida is that anybody can hire a lawyer. You don’t have to walk in with a retainer check. You don’t ever actually pay your lawyer directly. And the risk is on the lawyer. Lawyers unable to make a recovery for you, in most cases in a contingency fee arrangement, don’t get paid. They don’t recover any costs and there’s no risk to you.
Here at Willis Law, for 27 years we’ve been representing injured people on a contingent basis, where there’s no risk to our clients and they only pay fees and costs if we make a recovery for them. We proudly serve clients in Boca Raton and the surrounding areas. Contact our team today to find out more!