New Holland, PA asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey

Q: How can a lawyer who was relieved from the case put a lien on his ex client when A bill was never given For services

It's a personal injury case with a tractor trailer in Burlington County New Jersey

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Gerald D. Siegel
Gerald D. Siegel
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  • Plainsboro Township, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: An attorney handling on personal injury case on a contingent fee basis, has a statutory lien for their services or possibly based upon the reasonable value of their services a/ka/a "quantum meruit". There is also case law that creates different classifications of prior attorney compensation, which deals with what the attorney did to move the case forward. KInd of complicated.

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