Personal Injury attorneys work under what’s called a Contingency Fee Contract, which means our fees are contingent, or relies on us being able to get our clients paid for their injury. No settlement for our clients means we don’t get paid either. That keeps everyone on the same page. Standard percentage is 33 1/3% of whatever amount the case is settled for pre-suit. In litigation, the fee goes up to 40%, however, litigation only in regards to damages brings the fee back to 33 1/3%.