WHAT IS A CONTINGENT FEE AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

ANSWER: It is a fee that is contingent, or dependent upon the outcome of your case. Since your attorney is paid a percent of the amount he recovers for you his interests are the same as yours–he only gets paid if you make a recovery. The contingent fee system is the most efficient way of pursuing a claim since it encourages you to pick your attorney carefully and requires your attorney to pick his cases just as carefully. It also encourages us to work your case up efficiently and resolve it quickly, all of which is in your best interest.