I live in Arizona and would like to know how much I can expect to be taken out in attorney fees if I win my case.
Most injury cases are handled on a contingent fee ranging from 33% to 35%, plus litigation costs. Some attorneys will give you a sliding scale for the fee which means that if the case resolves before litigation, the fee may be lower but if the case goes all the way to trial, it will be higher. When choosing an attorney, the fee percentage is an important but not the most important consideration. You should also look at the attorney’s expertise and trial experience. The most important thing you can do is ask questions during the initial interview. Ask how many trials he/she has been involved in. Ask whether the work on the case will be done by the attorney or a paralegal. Ask if the attorney has handles a case like yours before. All of these factors should be considered when selecting which attorney will handle your case.
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