In personal injury matters, lawyers are usually hired or retained under what is known as a contingency fee basis. What this means is that the client only pays the lawyer if they win the case.
Auto accident cases and general personal injury cases: As you your personal injury attorney the fee is usually 1/3 of the fee recovered.
Medical Malpractice : In Medical Malpractice matters the fee is a sliding scale under New York law. The fee is 30% of the first $250,000 and continues to decrease in percentage from that point.
In Workers’ Compensation Cases, the fee is 15%