How Much Does A Personal Injury Attorney Cost?

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How Much Does A Personal Injury Attorney Cost?

The majority of personal injury attorneys in Florida will take a case on a contingency fee basis. In other words, the attorney gets paid a percentage of what he/she is able to recover for you. You will not need to pay anything up front. 

Florida rules require A contingent fee agreement shall be in writing and shall state the method by which the fee is to be determined, including the percentage or percentages that shall accrue to the lawyer in the event of settlement, trial, or appeal, litigation and other expenses to be deducted from the recovery, and whether such expenses are to be deducted before or after the contingent fee is calculated. 

Sample Percentage Agreements

As compensation (attorneys’ fees) for services, the client hereby agree to pay said attorneys from the amount of money awarded by the Court or from the gross proceeds of any recovery the following fee, whichever is greater.                                   

(a)        Before the filing of an Complaint:

  • 33 1/3% of any recovery up to $1 million; plus
  • 30% of any portion of the recovery between $ 1 million and $2 million; plus.
  • 20% of any portion of the recovery exceeding $2 million.

(b)        After the filing of a Complaint:

  • 40% of any recovery up to $ 1 million; plus
  • 30% of any portion of the recovery between $1 million and $2 million; plus
  • 20% of any portion of the recovery exceeding $2 million.

(c)        If all defendants admit liability at the time of filing their answers and request a trial only damages.

  • 33 1/3% of any recovery up to $1 million; plus.
  • 20% of any portion of the recovery between $1 million and $ 2 million; plus.
  • 15% of any portion of the recovery exceeding $2 million.

Understand Your Rights As A Client

Remember all contingent fee agreements must be in writing. In addition, before a lawyer enters into a contingent fee contract for representation of a client the lawyer shall provide the client with a copy of the statement of client’s rights and shall afford the client a full and complete opportunity to understand each of the rights as set forth therein.

If You Have Questions About An Injury You Suffered

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