If you are considering a settlement, the cost of litigation can be a big concern. If a judgement will not cover the legal costs of the litigation, the lawsuit might not be worth pursuing.
Some of the most common litigation fees include:
- Hiring expert witnesses.
- Copy fees.
- Court fees.
- Lawyer fees.
- Secretary fees.
- Paralegal fees.
- Specialist fees.
- Consultation fees.
- Deposition fees.
- Private investigation fees.
- Computer legal research fees.
- The cost of getting an analysis or report of the case.
- Cost to obtain medical records.
- Cost to obtain government records.
- Cost to obtain school records.
Your case might not involve all of these fees, but it is likely that you will have to pay for several of these during a lawsuit, and this is not a complete list of fees involved with a lawsuit and litigation.
The losing party of a trail is oftentimes obligated to pay the litigation fees for the winning party.
For more information regarding the costs of litigation, it is a good idea to contact an attorney. A lawyer can consider the specifics of your case when determining the costs of this process. Our relationship with those with experience in litigation means that we can help you understand the costs of litigation and your defense.