Typically, most firms offer two payment options:
1. Hourly/retainer. – This is an arrangement in which you pay your lawyer on an hourly basis and through an upfront retainer. The retainer is a certain amount of money put into a trust account and held by your attorney until they begin work on your case.
2. Contingency. – This payment method requires you to pay nothing up front. When there is a settlement, the lawyer will be paid a pre-determined percentage of that settlement as his or her fee.