A potential client called my office and asked what percent do most personal injury lawyers take from an injury case? I told them that typically the percentage of fee is based on the stage of when the case settles. Cases can settle in pre litigation out of court directly with the insurance companies and the typical fee is 33.33%. If the lawyer has to File a lawsuit then the fee usually goes upto 40%. If the case has to go all the way to a jury trial fees can range from 45%-50%. Along the way your attorney should be able to explain to you the stage your case is at and why they fee has increased if it has. One warning I often tell people is if a lawyer is asking you to sign a contingency fee agreement that increases the fee simply based on the length of time that has passed like 30-60-120 days that is not a typical fee structure and may not be in your best interest. Most serious personal injury cases can easily take longer than 6 months and often times years. So if a lawyer is asking you to agree to let them raise the fees on a case just because time has passed that doesn’t mean the lawyer has increased the value at all? We only raise our fees as the different stages are entered so if you have questions about a contingency fee agreement reach out to the law offices of J.Chrisp for a free consultation and we can review any attorney fee agreement you have free of charge. Even if you have already signed the agreement but want a second opinion give us a call or text us today!