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Ask Your Baltimore Personal Injury Lawyer About Additional Fees


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2/14/2014
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When your Baltimore personal injury lawyer takes on your case, they will most likely be working on a contingency basis. This means they won't get paid unless you win your case. However, there will be additional costs beyond your attorney's fees. You'll have to pay these costs out of your final settlement. These are considered the out-of-pocket expenses. 

Additional Costs
Just because your Baltimore personal injury attorney can wait to get paid doesn't mean everyone will feel the same way. For instance, your doctors and hospitals will send a bill for any copies of medical records. There will be a charge to make copies of all of those documents for the defendant's insurance adjuster. Along with medical records, there will also be police reports, witness statements and employment information. All of those reports will need to be copied. 

Trial Costs

If your Baltimore personal injury lawyer opts to move forward with a lawsuit, then there might be a need to bring in expert witnesses. These witnesses are paid a fee for their testimony. That fee will include any travel expenses. Your lawyer might also need to hire their own investigator. 

Get Your Baltimore Personal Injury Lawyer Agreement in Writing 
The bulk of these out-of-pocket expenses will have to be paid by you even if you don't achieve a settlement. The good news is that your lawyer wouldn't take on your case if they didn't think it was a winner. The Law Offices of James Lee Katz, P.A. has been helping accident victims recover settlements for several years. Find out if they can be part of your claim by calling their offices at 443-394-0900 or 800-564-79808.



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