What is a contingency fee?

A contingency fee is a fee that is used by lawyers in most personal injury cases. It is contingent when the fee is conditioned upon your attorney's successfully resolution of your case. A contingent fee is paid as a percentage of your monetary recovery. A contingent fee is what is meant when you hear "there is no fee unless there we recovery".The client is generally responsible for the out-of-pocket costs of litigation. Contingency fees are usually one third of what you win from the case.