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In personal injury law, what is a contingency fee agreement?

The "contingency" is that the case must be successfully resolved, and the client is in charge of whether to accept a settlement offer or to go to trial and obtain a verdict.  Unless the contingency of a recovery occurs, a client does not owe a legal fee or attorney's fee.  This essentially helps level the playing field between individuals and large corporations or insurance companies.  
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