In what cases are retainers not required?

We recently discussed what a retainer is and why it is used in an earlier post. However, not all cases involve a client depositing a retainer in a client trust account.

What cases do not require the payment of a retainer?

Retainers are not used in personal injury cases, workers compensation cases, and cases involving applying for Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI).

Attorney fees in personal injury cases

Personal injury cases are legally mandated to be on a contingency fee basis. We previously explained contingency fees on our blog.

Applying for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)

The amount an attorney can charge for assisting a client with applying for how much an attorney can receives from assisting a client in applying for Social Security Disability benefits (SSDI) is also specified by law. The required fee arrangement was discussed earlier in a post on our blog.

Attorney fee in workers compensation cases

Likewise, how much an attorney can charge when representing clients in workers compensation cases i.e. cases involving a person being injured while at work, are specified by each state’s law. You can read more about attorney fees and litigation expenses on our blog section dedicated to Legal Fees.

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