After about 3 months from my auto accident in January, I was informed yesterday that the final settlement was increased to $17k. Subtract all my medical fees and the final amount between my lawyer and I is $10k. Now I know that she is entitled to 1/3 of this 10k. Simple math shows that 1/3 of 10k is $3333.33. I should be getting $6666.67 after her cut is taken out. However, I was told that I am to get only $5800. The lawyer is taking an extra $2466.67, making her "1/3" almost half. Why is this?
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