Personal Injury Blog

What is a Contingency Fee?

By: Matthew Tievsky

Our firm, like many personal injury firms, operates based on contingency fees. This means we do not charge a client any money to hire us. We also don't charge a client during the case. Nor do we charge for every hour of work we put into the case. Instead, we only charge a fee if a certain condition (a contingency) comes to pass: that is, if we win your case. If we recover money for you, then we take a fraction (which we agree to ahead of time) of the recovery as a fee, but the majority is yours. If we can't win the case, there is no recovery, and you don't owe us a fee.Maryland Injury Attorney

This system has advantages for clients. It means that you don't have to pay any money out of your pocket for us to work on your case. Our fee (if we get one) will instead come out of the money that we recover for you. It also means that there isn't a risk to you in the event that you lose – it's a disappointment, but you won't owe us any fee.

If you have questions about how our Maryland personal injury lawyers at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. charges fees, feel free to contact us and inquire.