If a lawyer wants to take your case on contingency, does this mean they think you have a strong case?

Whenever you engage an attorney, you should be doing so pursuant to an engagement letter or engagement agreement which will specifically delineate how fees will be earned and paid and how costs will be treated. If you have engaged an attorney and do not know the answers to these questions still, you need to sit back down with your attorney and clarify. Generally, costs are advanced by the attorney and paid only upon recovery and come off the top. Likewise, ethics rules limit the fee on…


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