For plaintiffs there are basically there are three types of legal service contracts those being; hourly service fees, flat rate fees and contingent fees. The best form of legal service contracts for clients is the contingent fee. In short the attorneys fees are based upon a percentage of what the case by settlement or litigation gets monies for the client. If the client gets no money the attorney gets no monies.
Reality is that this provides the attorney with a strong incentive to win the case for the client. Hourly service fees and flat rate fees are paid to the attorney "win or lose". If a plaintiff attorney in talking to the possible client wants flat rate or hourly rate in reality he/she must be assuming the case is weak.
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