How Is A Personal Injury Lawyer Retained and Paid?

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Syracuse, NY—A legal retainer is a prepayment made by a client for legal services. If an individual were to hire a lawyer who charges an hourly rate, they might collect money up front (i.e. a retainer) that will be used to cover attorney fees and any other legal fees associated with the case as it progresses. A legal retainer acts almost like a checking account. A certain amount is paid up front, which is considered the “legal retainer,” and as the case unfolds, money is used from it as needed.

What About Personal Injury Lawyers?

Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis. When a lawyer works on a contingency basis, they only get paid if they win the case. The Syracuse, NY personal injury attorneys at Stanley Law work on a contingency basis and generally collect one-third of the recovery.

Essentially, what this means as an accident victim, you don’t have to come up with upfront money to pay for legal services. Find out if you have a case, and hire a Syracuse personal injury lawyer.

Contact Stanley Law to find out how much a personal injury case is worth

 If you’ve been involved in an accident in Syracuse, NY that was caused by someone else or occurred on public or private property, call the Team at Stanley Law for a free and confidential consultation. If you have a case, we can help you identify the liable parties and pursue them for compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and more.

1-800-608-3333. We’ll be there, for you.

Stanley Law has multiple offices in Central New York that are located at:


Syracuse Office

215 Burnet Avenue

Syracuse, NY 13203

Phone: 1-800-608-3333



Binghamton Office

84 Court St., Ste 414

Binghamton, NY 13901


Watertown Office

200 Washington St., Ste 407A

Watertown, NY 13601


Rochester Office

510 Clinton Square, Ste 521

Rochester, NY 14604


Montrose Office

22 Public Avenue

Montrose, PA 18801


Oneonta Office

Oneonta, NY

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