The fees an attorney charges their client are for the investigation, management, litigation, and negotiation of your claim. Lawyers receive compensation in one of three ways: the first being a contingency fee whereby the client does not pay their attorney until a settlement or verdict is reached and then rewards their legal representative a portion of the compensation received. The second way an attorney is compensated is by an hourly rate, documenting all the hours spent on a case. The third and final compensation method for an attorney is flat-rate, where the total cost is agreed upon up-front. Most personal injury attorneys handle claims on a contingency fee basis.
In Florida, the average personal injury attorney or law firm will charge between 33.33% and 40% of the recovery, settlement, or verdict. Those rates can increase based upon the scope and complexity of your case.