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Yes, most medical malpractice attorneys work on a contingency fee arrangement or for a reasonable percentage of the settlement or awarded damages. The most common contingency fee is 33% of the settlement or award, but you can negotiate the fee at the outset of your case, for example, during the initial free consultation.
It depends on the contractual agreement you sign with your lawyer or law firm. Most medical malpractice lawyers provide legal services based on a contingency fee agreement, which is paid as a percentage of the settlement or award in the case.
In a contingency fee agreement, if the case goes to trial and you lose, you don't have to pay your lawyer anything.
The most common contingency fee ranges from 34%-40% of the settlement or award, although the portion of the award that goes to the lawyer can vary and some arrangements might use different numbers for different circumstances.
Most medical malpractice lawyers offer a free initial consultation before a client hires them.
Another issue that must be discussed during your consultation is related to the payment and costs of the litigation, which includes:
Most lawyers, however, use agreements that state that the lawyer will pay for costs of litigation, at least initially.
If you are a Miami resident in need of legal representation in a medical malpractice case, call The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary today.