What is the normal fee for a personal injury attorney?

I was quoted 33 and 1/3 % Plus all costs exceeding $500.00,regardless of outcome.Is this normal? I knew that an Attorney would require a percentage of any settlement but I did not know that all expenses beyond $500.00 would be the responsibility of the client.Thank you in asvance for your consideration.

Asked on June 25, 2009 under Personal Injury, Massachusetts


L.M., Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Usually the fee is 33% - 40% plus expenses such as filing fees, court reporter fees, etc.  If he's covering the first $500 in fees, that's fine.

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