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Contingent Fees

BLACK & MACHTINGER works almost exclusively on a contingent fee basis. That means we only get paid if we get a recovery for our clients. Also, we advance all costs unless special circumstances exist.

Our fees are based on a percentage of what we obtain for you. This is standard in the fields of personal injury and wrongful death, allowing even the poorest of the poor who have been injured to be able to hire an attorney to represent them.

The vast majority of our cases are contracted on a basis of a 33 1/3% fee to us if the case is settled before a lawsuit is filed, and 40% thereafter. Medical malpractice cases have special fees set by statute, and minor’s fees are set by the court upon settlement or judgment. If a case does not result in a recovery, we take no fee and we usually do not obtain reimbursement of the costs we have advanced.