Lithonia, GA asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Contracts and Legal Malpractice for Georgia

Q: Is a cotingency fee contract a legally binding contract in georgia

Can a case be assigned to an attorney incorrectly in a law firm be terminated for that purpse alone

1 Lawyer Answer

A: Contingency contracts are on of many contracts that are legally enforceable in the state of Georgia. They are often seen in personal injury law matters and many of these contracts allow either the client or attorney to terminate or withdraw, respectively. However, the client may owe that attorney reasonable attorney fees and costs depending on how much work the attorney provided when the agreement and representation ended.

Additionally, contingency contracts are seen in business transactions for the sale and purchase of property. For example, a contract to purchase a home may be conditioned by the occurrence or non-occurrence of an event. Should that event occur or not, will determine if the contract is null or void. Common contingencies include a certain amount of days to inspect the house or obtaining the appropriate finance. Should these events not occur then the contract does not become enforceable and each party walks away in the same position they were in prior to their initial agreement.

We routinely handle these types of cases, so feel free to contact my office for more information.

Raines Legal Group, P.C.

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3500 Lenox Road N.E., Suite 1500

Atlanta, Georgia 30326

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