All personal injury cases are charged in the same way. It is called a contingency fee agreement. This means that the lawyer is paid a percentage of the money that is recovered for you. This percentage is one-third for most claims and 25 percent for claims against a state or government agency. You never have to put any money down and make payments. If no money is recovered, then you do not owe your lawyers anything. This makes the hiring of a lawyer no risk to you.