In New York State, personal injury attorneys get paid on a contingent basis. That means that there is no fee unless the attorney recovers compensation for the client. The standard fee is generally one-third of the recovery. The reason this is important is that many people who are injured in an accident cannot pay an attorney up front and would be unable to hire an attorney if they had to do that. The contingent fee is really the key to the courthouse for many injured people. It’s a good thing that we have this in our system so that people can hire an attorney and then get compensation and pay the attorney only if there is a recovery. The attorney takes a chance, but the client gets an opportunity to get an attorney.
The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish is honored to be of service to the people of White Plains, Westchester County, and the Bronx. If you are facing a personal injury case, a wrongful death claim, or a legal malpractice lawsuit, don’t hesitate to contact our White Plains firm for a free consultation.