contingent fee

Definition of "contingent fee"
  1. A payment plan where a lawyer earns a share of the money their client recovers in a settlement or after winning a case, typically used in personal injury cases
How to use "contingent fee" in a sentence
  1. Mr. Smith agreed to a contingent fee arrangement with his lawyer, offering a percentage of the recovered amount if the case is successful.
  2. The lawyer's earnings from the personal injury case were based on the contingent fee agreement.
  3. While criminal defense lawyers can't charge contingent fees, it's a common practice in personal injury cases.

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