decide to hire him or her. There are several different types of fee
With a Flat Fee, you agree on a set rate for each stage of
representation. No matter how much time the lawyer actually spends
on the case, a flat fee should not increase without your approval.
With an Hourly Fee, the lawyer provides a regular billing statement
detailing the time spent on the case. Based upon the total hours spent
on your case at the agreed rate per hour, the statement will show the
total amount due for that billing cycle. You are expected to keep
current with your bill. Usually you must pay a retainer at the outset
and keep a minimum balance in your client trust fund.
A Contingent Fee means the lawyer gets his or her fee as a
percentage, often one-third or forty percent, of the moneys collected
in the lawsuit. This approach is common in personal injury suits.
You will be provided with a written agreement describing the fee
arrangement that applies to your case.
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