The Houston Auto Accidents Attorneys at DeSimone Law Office file lawsuits every week of the year in the pursuit of obtaining clients the monies to which they are entitled. Filing a lawsuit to recover monies for a personal injury claim should be given careful consideration because of the costs and time involved for a client.
It is conceivable that by filing suit bigger settlement could be obtained for a client but that the client would end up with less money than they would have by settling without a lawsuit. The costs of litgation are high. Just to file a car accident lawsuit and get it served on all parties can cost anywhere from four hundred to a thousand dollars. Attorney fees will be higher as well as the time the law firm has to put in on the case expands dramatically. Furthermore doctors who may be willing to cut their fees to get a case settled inseveral months may not be amenable to cutting them after waiting through a year of litigation to obtain the money for their medical expenses. The treating physician will have to be deposed and paying the doctor for his time to do that can cost anywhere from one thousand to three thousand dollars. On top of that you will want to videotape the depostiion and a court report will have to be present. The cost for these two items are probably around two thousand dollars. Costs to get medical affidavits from all of the medical providers can be upwards of a thousand dollars.
Time expenditure of the client is another factor to consider. Written questions will have to be answered about the accident and the client’s prior medical history amongst other things. A day will have to be taken for the client to give their deposition to the defendant attorney. A mediation on the case can take a day and if the case goes to trial, a client can expect to spend a couple of days to a week at the courthouse trying the case. Needless to say there is a certain monetary threshold that must be reached before filing suit makes sense.
If you have been in an accident and neeed to file suit because you are being treated unfairly, call the lawyers at DeSimone Law Office. They will fight to obtain the money you deserve.