Almost all personal injury attorneys take on cases on a contingency basis, meaning that the client pays nothing unless a recovery is made on their behalf. The percentage that a law firm charges for their legal services is set forth by guidelines provided by the Florida Bar and rules regulating Florida attorneys. Typically, the standard contingency fee charged is 33.3% of any gross recovery if a lawsuit does not have to be filed and 40% of the gross recovery if a lawsuit has to be filed. In addition, all litigation costs paid up front by the attorney are reimbursed to the law firm and all medical liens are paid to the provider, if any prior to any recovery to the client. At the Law Offices of James G. Graver, P.A., we provide a comprehensive breakdown to the client of all fees, costs, liens and net recovery prior to any settlement proceeds being dispersed so that the client is completely informed.