How Much Does a Florida Personal Injury Lawsuit Cost?

Port St. Lucie accident attorneys talk dollars and sense

Occasionally, people with clear-cut injury cases consider representing themselves. They entertain the notion that by cutting out an attorney, they can keep more of what they recover for themselves. Most reasonable folks will abandon this plan once it becomes clear that they’re going to have to shell out a lot of money to commence the lawsuit, and they’re probably going to receive much less in the end. If you’re basing your judgment on your research about filing fees at the county courthouse, Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson & Gary, P.L. thinks you should know, those fees will be the least of your expenses. Since 1975, we’ve helped hundreds of clients recover millions of dollars in damages. From our 150 years of combined legal experience, we can say, unequivocally, litigation is expensive, time-consuming and not for the faint of heart.

Discovery and other hidden costs of litigation

Once you pay your filing fee and your process server fee, you’re ready to talk to the judge and get this thing wrapped up, right? Wrong. Here begins the process known as discovery, where you petition the defendant for all pertinent information he or she holds, and the defendant demands that you do the same. Expenses during this process include:

  • Copying and shipping medical and financial records, police reports and all other necessary documents
  • Answering interrogatories (long lists of questions the other side poses)
  • Consulting with medical and accident reconstruction experts (think high hourly rates)
  • Deposing witnesses and experts under oath with a skilled court stenographer creating a record
  • Going into court to compel the other side to deliver information you need and to explain to the court why you shouldn’t have to deliver immaterial documents they’ve demanded

Remember, you’re doing all of this while recovering from your auto accident and trying to maintain your full-time job. There has to be a better way.

The better way is the contingency fee arrangement

Because we believe that injured parties with a legitimate cause of action deserve a day in court, we enter into an arrangement where we fund the costs of litigation. We finance your personal injury lawsuit, and any payment from you to us is contingent upon your recovering monetary damages. You give us nothing out of pocket, you concentrate on rebuilding your health and, if possible, returning to work. You handle your life and we handle your litigation.

Talk to a seasoned trial lawyer about contingency fees in Florida personal injury cases

How Much Does a Florida Personal Injury Lawsuit Cost?

Port St. Lucie accident attorneys talk dollars and sense

Occasionally, people with clear-cut injury cases consider representing themselves. They entertain the notion that by cutting out an attorney, they can keep more of what they recover for themselves. Most reasonable folks will abandon this plan once it becomes clear that they’re going to have to shell out a lot of money to commence the lawsuit, and they’re probably going to receive much less in the end. If you’re basing your judgment on your research about filing fees at the county courthouse, Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson & Gary, P.L. thinks you should know, those fees will be the least of your expenses. Since 1975, we’ve helped hundreds of clients recover millions of dollars in damages. From our 150 years of combined legal experience, we can say, unequivocally, litigation is expensive, time-consuming and not for the faint of heart.

Discovery and other hidden costs of litigation

Once you pay your filing fee and your process server fee, you’re ready to talk to the judge and get this thing wrapped up, right? Wrong. Here begins the process known as discovery, where you petition the defendant for all pertinent information he or she holds, and the defendant demands that you do the same. Expenses during this process include:

  • Copying and shipping medical and financial records, police reports and all other necessary documents
  • Answering interrogatories (long lists of questions the other side poses)
  • Consulting with medical and accident reconstruction experts (think high hourly rates)
  • Deposing witnesses and experts under oath with a skilled court stenographer creating a record
  • Going into court to compel the other side to deliver information you need and to explain to the court why you shouldn’t have to deliver immaterial documents they’ve demanded

Remember, you’re doing all of this while recovering from your auto accident and trying to maintain your full-time job. There has to be a better way.

The better way is the contingency fee arrangement

Because we believe that injured parties with a legitimate cause of action deserve a day in court, we enter into an arrangement where we fund the costs of litigation. We finance your personal injury lawsuit, and any payment from you to us is contingent upon your recovering monetary damages. You give us nothing out of pocket, you concentrate on rebuilding your health and, if possible, returning to work. You handle your life and we handle your litigation.

Talk to a seasoned trial lawyer about contingency fees in Florida personal injury cases.

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