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Case Budget

5 Cost Cutting Tips for a Trial Lawyer

Running a plaintiffs’ personal injury law firm is damn expensive. By the time you get a case to trial, you might be hoping for a settlement just to pay off the case expenses. Been there, done that. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Here are our top 5 tips for cutting the costs more »

How to Limit the Costs of Expert Witnesses

Expert witnesses cost a fortune. For some “experts”, personal injury litigation is their full-time occupation. Some expert witnesses spend 30-40 hours reviewing file materials at a rate of $500 per hour (or higher), and you get the shock of your life when you get their first invoice for $19k. This cannot happen. When you first more »

5 Tips for Eliminating the Cost of Medical Records

One of the biggest (and unnecessary) expenses of personal injury litigation is the cost of medical records.  Most plaintiffs’ lawyers request a complete set of medical records for all dates of treatment and get exorbitant invoices for the photocopy fees from third-party contractors. The photocopy fees for medical records can amount to a small king’s more »

How to Avoid the Outrageous Fees of Expert Witnesses

You didn’t see this coming. Your trusty expert witness sends you a bill for $7k for reviewing a new file. You trust the expert spent the time and you’re happy with her work, but $7,000? The expert’s fees are outrageous, but what can you do? You authorized the expert to do the work and her more »

Case Budget of John H. Fisher, P.C.

PURPOSE: To determine whether the legal fee justifies the expense of litigation. There are three categories of case expenses: (1) Pre-Lawsuit Expenses, (2) Discovery Expenses, and (3) Trial Expenses. The “Pre-Lawsuit Expenses” are incurred before the filing of the lawsuit.  The “Discovery Expenses” are incurred between the filing of the lawsuit and the filing of more »