Nearly all of the car accident cases we handle are on a "contingency fee" basis. This means that you, the client, do not owe any legal fees up front. We only get paid if we recover a settlement or damages at trial. Our attorney's fee is contingent on winning something.
The contingency fee is typically a percentage of the total amount awarded. Thus, the higher the settlement or trial verdict, the higher the attorney's fee.
Note that most of the time, all expenses associated with pursing your legal claim are fronted by our firm. If we can't get a settlement or trial verdict in your favor, you still owe us nothing. In that situation, we would have lost both time and the money spent on working the case.