Very simply, personal injury attorneys work on what’s called a contingency basis. In other words, they get a percentage of the recovery if there is a recovery. In New Jersey that percentage is ⅓ or 33⅓% after the attorney is reimbursed for whatever costs he or she happened to put forth to pursue the case. If the case involves a minor, that contingency is 25%. If at the end of the case there is no recovery, then traditionally there is no money owed to that attorney. It’s strictly based on a contingent fee and whether there is recovery to the injured party.
The law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., is composed of experienced personal injury attorneys throughout the state of New Jersey. Please contact the office for a free initial consultation and get any questions answered regarding your specific case.