Personal Injury Law
Personal Injury Law Questions? Ask Personal Injury Lawyers.
I understand that all contingency agreements guarantee that the attorney will recoup his or her out of pocket expenses if there's a judgment or settlement, but unless the retainer agreement specifically allows for it, I've never heard of the client being asked to pay these costs upfront.
Well, this has definitely been a learning curve for me. My attorney friends all insist this doesn't represent a true contingency agreement unless it includes specific language describing the client's obligation to fund any part of the process upfront. Thanks for you input.
The agreement essentially says that I owe nothing if we don't prevail. It doesn't mention the client being responsible for costs at any time.