You can’t afford not to have an attorney! More likely than not, your case will be taken on a contingency basis. Contingency means: if there is no recovery for your injuries or damages, then you are not required to pay anything. A contingency fee is a percentage of the money this firm recovers for you. This type of fee arrangement was put in place by the courts, so that all accident victims can retain an experienced attorney and help them fight the insurance companies lawyers and doctors. While the percentage can vary depending on the circumstances of the case, especially where minors are involved, the fee is usually about one third of the net recovery.