Most product defect cases are handled on a contingency fee
basis, which means the attorney only recovers if the case is
successful, and then the fee consists of a portion of the award or
settlement. You do not pay the attorney on an hourly basis, and
depending on your state's laws, the attorney may even advance the
expenses of a lawsuit, including the costs of expert witnesses. However, some states and some attorneys require that a claimant pay the costs associated with pursuing a lawsuit, either up front or as incurred.
liability cases can be very expensive to bring and move forward. While
you may not have to pay the attorney a fee if there is no recovery, you
may be responsible for costs (including expert witness fees) if you lose
your case. We suggest you discuss your responsibility to pay fees
before retaining an attorney for your case.