Q: are defamation cases handled on a contingency basis
It could depend on the case. They are not necessarily handled like traditional personal injury cases where a contingency fee generally in the area of one-third is the norm. They could be handled on an hourly basis as well. If you have a case you are contemplating, contact attorneys who handle such cases and ask them how they would handle yours. If the damages you allege are valid, substantial, the evidence is strong, and an attorney is confident about the odds for a favorable outcome, an attorney could consider a contingency arrangement. If that is not the case, you need to contemplate the possibility of spending an indefinite amount of money on a legal matter whose outcome is uncertain. Good luck
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