How is the lawyer going to charge you legal fees?

In Ontario there are two ways a lawyer can charge you.

  • Time based fees – Fees are based on the time spent by the lawyer and are generally billed on an hourly rate. Payment is required on a regular basis. Fees charged by the lawyer are not dependent on the result obtained for the client.
  • Contingency fees – The fees charged by the lawyer are a percentage of the amount recovered for the client. No fees are charged until the client’s action is resolved.

FMT llp charges legal fees for personal injury matters on a contingency basis. No amount is paid for legal fees until your case resolves. If there is no recovery, no legal fees are owed. In most cases the party responsible for the injury pays a significant portion of the legal fees.

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