The cases we try on the personal injury side of things are based on contingency. In the legal field, this means that the lawyer only collects compensation for his time and energy if he or she wins the case. This is a practice that helps improve our the legal fields services clients. It makes access to legal representation more affordable. Clients who are injured and pursue damages and compensation only incur fees if they win their case. It allows keeps frivolous law suits out of the system. Good lawyers are deterred from taking unfounded cases that have no chance of winning.