Why Are Court Cases so Expensive?

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If you know ahead of time that you may be facing a court case regarding a personal injury or wrongful death, you may want to start saving now. Although the cost may be the last thing on your mind, you should still consider what you could afford when picking a lawyer to represent you.

Lawsuits and court cases can become expensive in a matter of minutes, but why?

Court Costs

Before even having to pay a lawyer, you’ll need to consider how much it takes to keep a courtroom up and running. In the Salt Lake City and the rest of the U.S., court costs range from filing fees to copy and postage.

There’s a lot of work and people to produce a well-run courtroom. Sometimes, fees like these will be tackled on top of your lawyer’s hourly.

Attorney’s Fees

Besides the fees of the court, you also need to worry about paying your lawyer. Depending on the severity of the case, the fee could also change. If you hire someone to represent you in a personal injury case rather than a murder trial, you’ll probably be paying less.

In all situations, attorney’s fees are the largest fees of any case. Many wonder why the fees are so expensive, but there are a number of reasons why. After a client signs a retainer, his problems now become his attorney’s problems.

While a client can finally get some sleep at night, his lawyer and legal team will stay up figuring how to win the case. Even when one does get some sleep, his case can invade his dreams. The worries of the wrongful death case are no longer just your worries.

Additional Fees

In the U.S. and other countries, it is customary for the losing side to pay the winning side’s costs. So, if you’re preparing for a case, remember what you’re walking into.

Court cases can add up rather quickly, to be well prepared for the bill start saving now.

Sources:
http://hirealawyer.findlaw.com/attorney-fees-and-agreements/types-of-legal-costs.html
http://research.lawyers.com/court-costs-in-civil-lawsuits.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Court_costs

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