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I, the undersigned client, do hereby retain Anthony-Smith Law, P.A., as my attorneys to represent me in my claim against

Name of party your filing claim against

or any other person, firm or business entity liable therefore, resulting from an incident  that occurred on
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Date incident occurred

As compensation for their services, I agree to pay my attorneys the following fees from the total gross recovery:
  1. Before the filing of an answer or the demand for appointment of arbitrators or, if no answer is filed or no demand for appointment of arbitrators is made, the expiration of the time period provided for such action:  
    1.       33-1/3% of any recovery up to $1 million; plus
    2.      30% of any portion of the recovery between $1 million and $2 million; plus
    3.      20% of any portion of the recovery exceeding $2 million.  
  2. After the filing of an answer or the demand for appointment of arbitrators or, if no answer is filed or no demand for appointment of arbitrators is made, the expiration of the time period provided for such action, through the entry of judgment:
    1. 40% of any recovery up to $1 million; plus
    2. 30% of any portion of the recovery between $1 million and $2 million; plus
    3. 20% of any portion of the recovery exceeding $2 million.  
  3. If all defendants admit liability at the time of filing their answers and request a trial only on damages:
    1. 33-1/3% of any recovery up to $1 million; plus
    2. 20% of any portion of the recovery between $1 million and $2 million; plus
    3. 15% of any portion of the recovery exceeding $2 million.
  4. An additional 5% of any recovery after notice of appeal is filed or post judgment relief or action is required for recovery on the judgment.
  5. In the event that your claim, or any portion thereof, is brought against a defendant or defendants whose liability is governed pursuant to Florida Statutes §768.28, attorneys’ fees are limited to 25% of the total gross recovery as to those defendants.
  6. In the event that your claim, or any portion thereof, is brought against a defendant or defendants whose liability is governed pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act, 28 U.S.C.A. 1346, attorneys’ fees are limited to 25% if the total gross recovery as to those defendants.
  7. In the event that attorneys’ fees are recovered from any adverse party pursuant to any state or federal statute, the attorneys’ fees shall be the greater of the court awarded fee or contingency fee stated above.
          IT IS AGREED and UNDERSTOOD that this employment is upon a contingent fee basis, and if no recovery is made, I will not be indebted to my attorneys for any sum whatsoever as attorneys’ fees.  I agree that upon written notice, Anthony-Smith Law, P.A. may terminate their representation under the terms of this agreement.            I HEREBY AGREE to pay for the costs incurred by Anthony-Smith Law, P.A., in prosecuting this claim and authorize them to undertake and/or incur such costs as they may deem necessary from time to time.  These costs include, but are not limited to, such items as police reports, hospital and medical records, photographs, filing fee, costs of serving summonses and subpoenas, court reporters fees, jury list, exhibits, state records, investigation expenses, expert witness fees, including fees for medical testimony and fees for medical conferences.  They will make every effort to keep these costs at an absolute minimum consistent with the requirements of the case.  At the time the case is closed, an accounting will be made for all disbursements made in my case.     In cases involving a claim for wrongful death or injury to a minor child, the law may require that a probate or guardianship proceeding be instituted.  Legal services for probate and guardianship proceedings are not included within the terms of this Contingency Fee Agreement.     Unless expressly stated to the contrary, Anthony-Smith Law, P.A.’s responsibility is limited solely to providing legal services directly related to the civil litigation described herein and does not include advice or services with respect to other areas such as, but not limited to, worker’s compensation, taxation, probate, bankruptcy and the like.     THE UNDERSIGNED CLIENT HAS, BEFORE SIGNING THIS CONTRACT, RECEIVED AND READ THE STATEMENT OF CLIENT’S RIGHTS, AND UNDERSTANDS EACH OF THE RIGHTS SET FORTH THEREIN.  THE UNDERSIGNED CLIENT HAS SIGNED THE STATEMENT AND RECEIVED A SIGNED COPY TO KEEP TO REFER TO WHILE BEING REPRESENTED BY THE UNDERSIGNED ATTORNEY(S).     THIS CONTRACT MAY BE CANCELLED BY WRITTEN NOTIFICATION TO THE ATTORNEY OR FIRM AT ANY TIME WITHIN 3 BUSINESS DAYS OF THE DATE THE CONTRACT WAS SIGNED, AS SHOWN BELOW, AND IF CANCELLED THE CLIENT SHALL NOT BE OBLIGATED TO PAY ANY FEES TO THE ATTORNEY(S) OR FIRM FOR THE WORK PERFORMED DURING THAT TIME.  IF THE ATTORNEY(S) OR FIRM HAVE ADVANCED FUNDS TO OTHERS IN REPRESENTATION OF THE CLIENT, THE ATTORNEY(S) AND FIRM ARE ENTITLED TO BE REIMBURSED FOR SUCH AMOUNTS AS THEY HAVE REASONABLY ADVANCED ON BEHALF OF THE CLIENT AND SUCH FUNDS BECOME DUE AND PAYABLE AT THE TIME OF DISCHARGE, REGARDLESS OF RECOVERY. DATED 
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The above employment is hereby accepted upon the terms stated above.  
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