One of Mr. Jurewitz's main points is that capping plaintiff's attorneys fees will prevent medical malpractice or personal injury victims their day in court. "I can personally tell you that the proposed cap would make it nearly impossible, if not completely impossible for some people with legitimate injury accident claims to find an attorney." His rationale is based on the fact that a lot of contingency fee clients choose that type of fee because an hourly rate is often unaffordable - something insurance companies can afford.
Another good point: "A contingency fee spreads the risk of failure from the client alone to both the client and his attorney." Plaintiff's attorneys, trial lawyers, personal injury lawyers (whatever you want to call us) only get paid when the client does.