Will I have to pay to speak with an attorney about my Florida birth injury case?
No. Attorneys who practice in this area of personal injury do so on a contingency fee basis which means you can speak to them and there’s no cost. They’ll evaluate your case and tell you whether they think you have a case. If so, they will operate on a contingency fee which means if they recovery for the child, then they’ll get a percentage of the recovery which is 33-1/3% if the case is settled, 40% if it goes into litigation. There’s another safeguard in this area. Any settlement of over $25,000 for a child, a minor which would include a baby, has to be court approved. So you don’t have to pay the lawyer to retain him and if he is going to get paid and he’s successful in your case, a judge will have to approve his fee.