Q: What is a good percentage to accept for my representation (contingency fee) for a tortious conduct case?
I am in the process of hiring a lawyer on a contigency fee basis, to sue for tortious conduct for interference of a body. emtional distress, etc. What is the normal/good percentage for a lawyer for such a case?
It varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Typically, in Alabama, the minimum fee for a personal injury case is 1/3 of the settlement.
It is not uncommon for the fee to increase to 40% or even 45% if the case is litigated or taken all the way to trial. Complex or difficult cases, such as medical malpractice or defective products, can be as high as 50%
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