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RE: % for Attorneys Fees ? for Settlement 70% and 30% or .333 - capricorn - 02-18-2010

20% is the cap in PA.....my attorney when he filed the claim petition of course put in it that if we won the other side would pay everything so when I settled my attorney got 20% of my settlement at that's it....the IC paid all legal fees, IME's , depos, etc. I feel all claims petitions should be written like this......

Limbo it seems like PA attorneys are known for this.Wink


RE: % for Attorneys Fees ? for Settlement 70% and 30% or .333 - Still in Limbo - 02-18-2010

Cap. in Pa an Attorney can Charge You Upfront Fees, and then get Them Back for You if You Win. Usually if it's a Weak Case the Attorney doesn't want to Spend too Much on a Case to Lose, and Lose Their Fees, Expenses, etc. I know in My Case, when the First Part of My Case was Won, My Attorney's Firm Turned in a Bill for Costs and Fees for Depositions, Etc. of a bit Less than $10K and the Judge Ordered the Ins. Co. to Pay That, and I Paid the Attorney Fees with My 20%. But Had We Lost, They would have Lost the Expense Monies, that's why I Believe it Depends on the Firm and the Case Here on how They set-up Their Contingency Agreements!Wink