costs between the attorney/client in a personal injury case | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

The majority of personal injury law firms do not charge for the initial consultation. This is beneficial for the victim to be able to speak to several different attorneys before making their choice. Personal injury attorneys usually take cases based on a contingency fee basis. This means the attorney is paid a percentage of the final amount received in a settlement of judgment. If there is no settlement or award amount, then the victim owes nothing in attorney fees.