Talc ovarian cancer lawyer Rick Shapiro talks about the fee structure for the attorneys at his law firm, and most other law firms that specialize in personal injury and product defect cases. The attorneys at the firm work on a contingency fee basis. This is a fee structure designed to benefit you, the client, because you pay your lawyer nothing up front. Your lawyer gets paid a percentage of the amount recovered, either through a settlement or jury verdict. Regardless, it is contingent upon you getting paid. This ensures your lawyer is working to get a great outcome for you.
To learn more about contingent fee structures, check out this article: http://www.hsinjurylaw.com/library/contingency-fee-contracts-let-lawyers-share-risk-with-the-injured-client.cfm