How do attorneys get paid for personal injury cases in New Jersey?

  • Generally attorneys in New Jersey work on what’s called a contingency fee basis.
  • The attorney takes a percentage of the recovery for your case.
  • If there is not a recovery in your case, the attorney gets no fee.
  • The Supreme Court of New Jersey sets the fee schedule, which is generally a third of recovery but is a sliding scale down if the case is a very large case.
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