How do attorney fees work?

Attorney fees can vary widely depending upon practice area, region, and payment structure. There are three basic fee structures attorneys use:

Contingency - Common in personal injury and medical malpractice cases, contingency fees include up to one third of a judgment plus costs, due only if a settlement or judgment is made in your favor.

Flat Fee - Clients pay a fixed amount for a legal service, regardless of the hours your attorney spends on the case. Flat fees tend to be higher and are common for traffic, DUI, and criminal cases.

Hourly - Typical in family law cases, hourly rates can vary widely (the average hourly rate in McHenry County is $300 per hour). Hourly rates do not include additional direct costs, such as copies and filing fees.

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