How Do Wrongful Death Attorneys Get Paid?

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If you are considering a wrongful death case, you may be concerned about the cost of hiring an attorney. But, with a contingency fee agreement, much of the financial burden and uncertainty of seeking legal representation is lifted.

To put it in the simplest terms possible, a contingency fee agreement means if the lawyer takes your case and doesn’t win, it costs you nothing in attorneys’ fees. The result must go in your favor, and only then does your lawyer receive a fee. This does not include the costs of the case, only attorneys’ fees, but you can discuss the possible costs with the attorney before hiring him or her. And, in most cases, when the case is successful all the costs will be paid out of the award so that having an attorney will not cost you anything at all out of pocket.