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Attorney fees for non-scheduled loss in NY - footballfan - 05-21-2019

Very hard to find information online regarding this.

I'm close to settling and am wondering how my attorney will be compensated in my case. I understand that in scheduled loss, and Section 32 situations...the attorney generally gets between 10% and 15% of the lump sum.

I've only been able to find one article online that describes how much an attorney would charge in a non-scheduled loss case. It states the following...

"If a case closes with a settlement to pay you weekly checks at a fixed rate for a fixed time frame, called a class fee, the fee will usually be 10 times the class rate. For example, a judge determines you are entitled to $500 per week for 300 weeks. The fee will usually be a flat $5000."

I was wondering if anyone here who has been through this type of settlement might chime in and let me know if the above statement sounds accurate.


RE: Attorney fees for non-scheduled loss in NY - 1171 - 05-22-2019

You should have received a fee disclosure agreement or similar document at time of representation. All fees have to be approved by the comp court and you can object. I assume whatever fee as discussed or agreed to beforehand would meet with the courts approval.


RE: Attorney fees for non-scheduled loss in NY - footballfan - 05-22-2019

(05-22-2019, 01:19 AM)1171 Wrote: You should have received a fee disclosure agreement or similar document at time of representation. All fees have to be approved by the comp court and you can object. I assume whatever fee as discussed or agreed to beforehand would meet with the courts approval.

There was no discussion or fee disclosure agreement. I understand that the attorney can request an amount and the judge must approve. I have used this attorney in the past, but only for scheduled loss cases.

I am just wondering if there is some type of status quo fee for this type of case, as described in my first post.

I'm sure there have been other cases discussed here. I'm hoping that someone will post their experience. Or if you can give any information from the time you've been here.