Fort Lauderdale, FL asked in Small Claims for Florida

Q: is it suspicious if a lawyer tells you that the defendant will pay for his fees in a contingency agreement in Florida?

There was an event a couple months ago where my car illegally got towed and I was forced to sign a contract to get it back. I hired a lawyer on a contingency fee agreement. An agreement that also included the defendant paying the lawyer fees if we win. Recently my lawyer notified me that the case settled. But it was for a suspiciously low amount. Is there anything to be concerned about?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Normally, before a case is settled your attorney would get settlement approval from you. Did your attorney contract give your attorney settlement authority or did the attorney ask you to approve the proposed settlement?

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