Was not at fault in accident.Laywer has me going to Physical Therapy and through a Spine Specialist for my back.
In Michigan, attorneys are limited to taking a 1/3 contingency fee, after cost, on all personal injury claims. However, your attorney can always take less if he/she decides to per your retainer agreement. There is no limit to the contingency fee on contract actions.
From the wording of your question, it appears that you are concerned about an attorney fee on a claim for Michigan No-Fault benefits. Most attorneys would charge a 1/3 contingency fee on these claims, however, as these claims are classified as "contract" claims, it is theoretically possible that an attorney could claim a larger fee per your retainer agreement. Read it carefully, as it should indicate in writing the exact amount of the contigency fee.
In Michigan the maximum contingent fee a personal injury attorney may charge is 1/3. In your particular instance you will have to read the terms of your fee agreement. Additionally, there is a difference between the fee an attorney can charge and the costs that may be owed as well. Typically a personal injury attorney will advance the costs associated with your case with the understanding that the cost will be reimbursed at the time the case is concluded, then the 1/3 attorney fee is deducted. Read your agreement and talk with your attorney, most attorneys will gladly explain the terms of the agreement.
It depends on the agreement that you have with your attorney. Read your fee agreement. Most attorneys representing people in personal injury cases, including auto, agree to a 1/3 contingent fee agreement. In that agreement they are also entitled to reimbursement for costs they have incurred. There are instances, such as the UAW legal services, where cooperating attorneys agree to a lower fee. Communication with your attorney is the key, so that there is no misunderstanding. You should be provided with a closing sheet that contains all of the costs and the attorney fee as well.
I am going to assume for purposes of this answer you were involved in a car accident. In Texas, contingency fee contracts generally run from thirty three percent to forty percent of the gross recovery. This should be clearly spelled out in the contract you signed with your lawyer so start by taking a look at your contract. If you do not have a copy, request one from your lawyer. If you still have questions give he/she a call and get the answers to your questions. I hope your treatment goes well and you heal quickly.
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