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How much do lawyers charge?

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Attorney fees can cost a pretty penny depending on what type of case you have and how much time an attorney will spend on your case. There are several different types of fee arrangements, including hourly flat fees and contingent fees. Hourly fees are calculated by multiplying the amount of hours an attorney works on your case by the attorney’s hourly rate. Contingent fees are fees that allow the attorney to receive a certain agreed-upon percentage of any judgment amounts you receive. A fixed rate places a set price for the services an attorney will provide you with. Attorney fees are usually calculated without including court costs and filing fees that are usually paid upfront by the client. Always ask potential attorneys to explain their fees and billing practices prior to engaging their services.