Personal Injury Attorney Fees

Negretti & Associates represents clients on a contingency fee basis in personal injury matters. A contingency fee agreement is a payment arrangement that allows an individual who has been injured and is seeking legal remedy to obtain legal representation even if they do not have money to pay a personal injury lawyer.

When entering into a contingency fee agreement, the injured party does not pay the personal injury attorney the attorney’s fees, agreeing instead to pay the attorney a percentage of their “award” should they win the case at trial or enter into settlement terms with the negligent party or their insurance company. 

At Negretti & Associates, our contingency percentages are as follows:

  • Thirty-three and a third (33 1/3) percent of the gross amount recovered by settlement before a complaint is filed;
  • Forty (40) percent of the gross amount recovered after a complaint is filed; or
  • A flat thirty-seven and a half (37.5) percent of the gross amount recovered 

For example, if the case settles for $100 prior to the filing of a complaint and you owe your health-care provider $10, we receive $33.34, the health-care provider receives $10, and you receive $56.66. If the case settles for $100 after the filing of a complaint and you owe your health-care provider $10, we receive $40, the health-care provider receives $10, and you receive $50.  If the case settles for $100 and you have chosen the 37.5% fee, and you owe your health-care provider $10, we receive $37.50, the health-care provider receives $10, and you receive $52.50.

NOTE:  The client is responsible for the costs of litigation regardless of the outcome. Percentage of attorney fees will be computed before expenses are deducted from the recovery. Costs are defined as those normal expenses incurred in pursuing a claim. For example, all court-filing fees and medical record retrieval fees would the client’s responsibility. The client may be expected to pay these costs as an ongoing part of their representation.