Fee Arrangements

We take personal injury, malpractice and false claim cases on a contingency fee basis. A contingency fee arrangement is a method that allows many individuals who have been injured or seek damages, such as those resulting from an auto accident or a medical malpractice case, to obtain legal representation even if they do not have money to pay a lawyer at the outset of a case. This means that if there is no monetary recovery, you owe us nothing for our services. Fees for our other legal services are typically on either a "per hour" or flat fee basis.

Waddell & Magan is somewhat unusual, in that we also take on selected commercial and business litigation cases on a contingency basis. Sometimes a client is better off paying an hourly fee, but that fact may not be known in the beginning.

As a general rule, accident and personal injury litigation is frequently handled on a contingency basis, commercial disputes rarely are, and criminal matters and divorce cases never are.

Since every case is distinctive and every litigant unique, we invite you to call for ideas on your case.