Here’s what you should look for in a fee agreement with a personal injury attorney. Keep in mind, this is general information and may not apply in your case. You should discuss the fee agreement with any attorneys you contact.

Identify the parties

The contingency fee agreement is a contract between you and the lawyer. In legal contracts, people are usually identified by their role: for example, client and attorney.

In some personal injury cases, another person will stand in for the injured person. For example, a parent would have to sign for a minor child who was hurt in a car crash. Or, a personal representative would sign on behalf of the estate of a person who was killed in a crash.