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Legal Fees in a NJ Dog Bite Case

A major concern of those injured as a result of a dog bite is often what it shall cost to prosecute their claim.  The truth of the matter is that our firm charges nothing in order to prosecute a personal injury case for someone who has been bitten by a dog.  Cases are handled on a contingent fee basis and nothing is charged unless there is a recovery made.  You should not therefore hesitate to contact our office and speak to an attorney out of fear that you are unable to afford legal representation. Initial consultations with our lawyers are always without charge and, should you choose to retain us, no legal fees shall be payable except if a recovery is made in your dog bite case. Our attorneys are available any time of day to speak to you or to arrange a free initial consultation.  Reach a New Jersey Dog Bite Lawyer immediately at 1-877-450-8301.

Contingent Fee Amounts for New Jersey Dog Bite Claims

Contingent fee arrangements are designed to provide legal representation to all by eliminating upfront legal expense to hire a lawyer in order to prosecute a personal injury case.  The State of New Jersey has adopted a Court Rule providing for contingent fees in injury cases like one involving a dog bite. The NJ contingency fee schedule is set forth at Court Rule R. 1:21-7 and provides as follows:

Net Recovery After Costs

Contingent Fee Percentage

  • Up to $500,000
  • $500,000 to $1,000,000
  • $1,000,000 to $1,500,000
  • $1,500,000 to $2,000,000
  • Recovery in Excess of $2,000,000
           Percentage Set by Court

What Are “Costs” for Purposes of this Calculation?

The term costs refers to disbursements advanced by our firm in prosecuting your dog bite case. These expenses include such things as the cost of obtaining narrative reports from doctors, the cost of conducting depositions, fees to obtain demonstrative evidence like illustrations for trial and the like. Costs are deducted from the amount recovered, reimbursed to our law firm, and then the contingency fee percentage is applied. This process is consistent with the procedure set forth in R. 1:21-7.

If you are seeking a dog bite injury lawyer because you or someone close to you was bitten by a dog, we are here to assist you. Our lawyers would be happy to speak to you about your dog bite. You are also encouraged to schedule a complimentary initial consultation with one of our attorneys. A lawyer is available immediately at 1-877-450-8301.