Attorneys’ fees are what a lawyer charges for handling, investigation, and negotiating your claim. The compensation a lawyer receives for legal representation can be billed in one of three ways: contingency fee, hourly rate, or flat fee. Most injury claims are handled on a contingency fee basis.
Typical attorneys’ fees vary based upon the type of claim or case being pursued. For example, the average injury lawyer or law firm for car accidents and personal injury cases charges between 33% and 40% of the recovery or settlement. Depending on the complexity of the case, those rates can increase.