How will Polow & Polow be paid and what is a contingent fee agreement?
In almost all personal injury cases, we will be paid by keeping a percentage or portion of the final settlement or court award resulting from your injury. The percentage will be discussed with you and will be the subject of what is called a contingent fee agreement. The law requires, for your protection and that of your lawyer, a written contract which specifies the fee we will charge so there will be no misunderstanding about how much your case will cost. Most contingent fee agreements provide that you do not have to pay Polow & Polow for our services unless, and until, the case is settled or is resolved by a court verdict in your favor. The agreement will provide that we will work diligently on your case in exchange for the percentage or portion outlined in the agreement. you will be responsible for actual out-of-pocket costs, even if the case is not settled or won.