Knoxville, TN asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee

Q: Does the PI atty take out all the med pymts, such as chiropractic trmt and Dr bills AND then what is left take his 1/3?

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Christopher Gilreath
Christopher Gilreath
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Memphis, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: In Tennessee, most attorneys who work on a contingency fee agreement calculate their fee based on the total recovery from the case, not the net after expenses or bills are taken out. The specific way in which an attorney in your case will operate is based on your agreement with that attorney. You should contact your attorney and consult with him/her to confirm any proposed net from a case settlement or verdict. Normally, you would take the full case recovery, then subtract attorney's fees, case costs, and then any amounts owed for doctor's bills, health insurance, and other similar costs, with the balance resulting in the net to the client.

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