How do I pay the attorney for my medical malpractice case?
Arizona law allows a plaintiff to retain an attorney for a personal injury or death case on a contingency basis, meaning that the attorney will receive a percentage of the money that is recovered in the case.
Arizona has no specific cap on attorneys' fees. However, any party to a medical malpractice lawsuit can request that a court determine the reasonableness of the party's attorneys' fees. In making its determination, the court will consider such factors as:
--The time, labor and skill required to perform the legal services
--The fee usually charged locally for similar legal services
--The amount included in the lawsuit and the results obtained
--The experience, reputation and ability of the lawyer.
The court must complete its determination within 20 days of the request.