What is the average contingency fee charged by personal injury lawyers in Fairfax?


First, a contingency fee means that you only have to pay the attorney’s fee if he wins your case. The fee is a portion of the amount recovered from the insurance company or the individual. This is sometimes described as “no fee if no recovery.”

Most personal injury attorneys in Fairfax charge a one-third contingency fee in auto accident cases. This is true throughout northern Virginia – from Arlington to Loudoun to Prince William and Alexandria. However, we have heard of some attorneys charging as much as 40 or 45% for cases that require you to file a lawsuit. While cost should not be the sole determining factor in hiring an attorney, it is important to ask an attorney who charges a larger fee whether there is anything in your case that presents a particular challenge or requires a certain expertise.

Our firm charges one-third in all auto accident cases and our fee does not change even if your case goes all the way to trial.


We only take on cases we believe in and think we can win. Let us win for you.

No matter what you are going through, we are here to help. Timing is critical, so contact us as soon as possible to tell us what happened.


Law Offices of David L. Marks
10513 Judicial Drive, Suite 204
Fairfax, VA 22030
703-385-1983 fax

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