Personal injury attorneys typically work on a contingency fee basis.  This arrangement means that the attorney will not charge any fees to the client and will only get compensated if the case is resolved in their favor.  A favorable result is either a settlement on the case or a court ruling judgement in the client’s favor in a lawsuit involving personal injury.  It is important that all contingency fee agreements are fully understood.  Attorneys absorb costs as a case proceeds.  Most contingency fee arrangements spell out what costs are deducted from settlement or court awarded amount as well as the agreed upon percentage of the contingency fee.  So in the event of a serious injury