SAN DIEGO CHILD INJURY LAWYER | ATTORNEYS' FEES: How much can an attorney charge to represent an injured child on contingency fee in a California accident that causes the minor child bodily injuries?
California Child Injuries & Accidents | The Minor's Compromise & Release Hearing San Diego child accident lawyer Mark C. Blane briefly discusses California child injuries accidents, and how the courts administer the settlements of these ca
The most an attorney can charge an injured child in California for representing he or she on a contingency fee in a bodily injury case is 25%.
NARROW EXCEPTION: An attorney can petition a judge to award him or her a contingency fee above the 25% but the attorney better be prepared to have good arguments; for example, extraordinary legal work, or other similar reasons. The judge will make the final call and it is rarely done!
In my San Diego child injury law practice, I have never requested above the 25% contingency fee; I have gone lower than the 25% too.