Contingency Fee Attorneys in the U.S.
Despite being very important to both client and attorney, fees are seldom discussed. The three common fee plans lawyers use are: an hourly rate, a flat fee, and a contingency fee. An hourly rate is what the attorney charges for each hour he or she spends working on your case. Be sure to ask what the hourly rate includes. An attorney usually bills for costs and out-of-pocket expenses on top of the hourly rate. A flat fee is the amount negotiated at the beginning of the case and usually applies to routine and uncomplicated cases. The flat fee stays the same regardless of the amount of time and effort spent.