Contingency Fees For Personal Injury Cases

After suffering an injury at the hands of someone else, it's important to obtain financial compensation so that you can cover your medical bills — and receive some measure of justice. Yet getting restitution is difficult. Insurance companies and their legal teams are quick to stand in the way.

Cummings Law Firm can help you fight back. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience, we know how to pursue maximum compensation for the individuals we represent. We've recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, and stand ready to help you, too. With offices in Waterbury, we serve throughout the area.

How Much Does Legal Representation Cost?

It's common for many injury victims to worry about how much legal representation will cost them. In Connecticut, a set of laws governs how much attorneys are able to charge.

Most cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. What this means is that the lawyer will generally collect no remuneration unless your case is successful. And, in the event of a successful case, there is a limit to the funds that attorneys can claim as payment.

The fee structure is as follows:

  • For financial damages up to $300,000, an attorney can claim up to 33 1/3 percent ($100,000) as payment
  • An attorney can claim 25 percent of damages awarded between $300,000 and $600,000
  • An attorney can claim 20 percent of damages awarded between $600,000 and $900,000
  • An attorney can claim 15 percent of damages awarded between $900,000 and $1.2 million
  • An attorney can claim 10 percent of any amount exceeding $1.2 million

In certain cases, with client consent, the fee structure may be waived. But this occurs only in actions "so substantially complex, unique or different from other wrongful death, personal injury or property damage claims as to warrant a deviation."

To learn more, or to speak with a lawyer, reach out to our firm today. You can call us at 203-754-7779, or contact us online. Initial consultations in these matters are always free.