Debt Collection
Atlanta Lawyer Group
1401 Peachtree St., N.E. Suite 240
Atlanta, Georgia, 30309


Will I Have To Pay The Expenses of My Case Up Front?

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WHAT ARE EXPENSES OF MY CASE? The expenses of Your case may include costs of medical records, expert fees, court filing fees, deposition fees, court reporting fees, trial exhibits, private investigator fees, etc.

DO I HAVE TO PAY THESE FEES UP FRONT? This will depend upon who You hire. Attorneys generally fall into three categories:

CATEGORY 1 - Some attorneys may require You pay the expenses up front even though the attorney fee is contingent. This is somewhat rare.

CATEGORY 2 - Some attorneys will require You only pay some of the initial filing fees and deposition expenses up front. If You have an excellent case with a "deep pocket" from which to recover, attorneys will usually front all of the remaining expenses of Your case.

CATEGORY 3 - Many attorneys will advance all costs and expenses of litigation on Your behalf if they judge your case to be very good on liability and that the Defendant has the ability to pay without going bankrupt.

In all three categories, the attorney will deduct all expenses he or she advanced on Your behalf from the ultimate recovery in Your case after the contingency fee has been deducted from the gross recovery (the term "gross recovery" means the total value of the complete recovery).

Our law firm most often falls into CATEGORY 3 - advancing all expenses of any case that has excellent liability and a deep pocket from which to collect.

Your fee contract with Your lawyer should spell out how expenses will be advanced and then later deducted from any recovery.

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