How Does My Lawyer Get Paid?

How Does My Lawyer Get Paid?

There are a variety of different ways a lawyer gets paid for his or her legal services, including, but not limited to: contingency fees, flat fees, and hourly rates. All fee arrangements are typically agreed to, in writing, before representation begins.

At GB Law, our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. What does this mean for you? It means: You will not pay our attorneys for their legal services unless they successfully settle your case. In contingency fee arrangements, an attorney agrees to accept a certain percentage of the money awarded in a judgment or negotiated in a settlement.

On average, attorneys will take one-third (1/3) of the money a client recovers. This, however, does not include expenses accrued during the course of representation. In any litigation, there are several expenses, such as:

  • Filing fees
  • Copies of medical records or medical reports
  • Depositions and medical opinions

When the money is awarded, the attorney will take out just enough to cover these types of costs. After the expenses are accounted for, the attorney will take out the agreed-upon percentage of the remaining balance. You will then receive your share of money awarded.

Our attorneys pride themselves on their ability to deliver superior service. They work extremely hard towards getting their clients everything they are entitled to receive. Remember: Because our attorneys feel confident in obtaining a positive result, they work on a contingency fee basis, meaning if they do not obtain a positive verdict or settlement, there is no cost to you.