Are costs and fees the same thing in a contingency basis fee?
Contingency Fee - How Personal Injury Lawyers are CompensatedRick and Kevin explain what a contingency fee exactly is and how it benefits personal injury clients.
No. An attorney’s fee in a contingency contract is a set percentage of whatever is recovered on behalf of the client. The costs are litigation costs advanced to that client in order to process his or her claim, and those costs must be recovered separately from any fee. A client always has the right to pay his or her own costs if preferred.