Media Legal Malpractice Attorney Discusses Expenses for a Malpractice Case
As an experienced Media Legal Malpractice Attorney I am often asked about the costs of malpractice cases. Along with all litigation, there are standard litigation costs and fees. Those run from simple mailing expenses to filing fees to charges for depositions and investigators. The largest expense incurred during a legal malpractice claim is the expense of an expert. The law requires that the standard of care, which is so important in a malpractice case, be testified to by a member of the bar in that respective jurisdiction. When we begin at the outset of an engagement, we always search for an expert to come into the case early on because that allows us to fulfill our certificate of merit requirement wherein a licensed attorney has reviewed the potential claim and agrees that it does have merit. It also allows us to front-load the litigation expense. We get an idea of how involved the expert is going to have to get in the actual client file in order to render his or her opinion. In most cases, our clients pay those costs up front because of the size of our law firm. We just can’t afford to advance client costs in every case. However, we do review these decisions and make these decisions on a per diem basis based on the needs of the particular client, the facts of the case, of things of that nature.
Are you wondering how much it will cost to try a malpractice case? If so, contact the experienced Media Legal Malpractice Attorney Patrick Gibson.
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