How much will it cost to go to court?

by John Pike on Dec. 08, 2014

Accident & Injury Accident & Injury  Car Accident Accident & Injury  Slip & Fall Accident 

Summary: Trial expenses, court costs and expert witnesses fees in an accident trial.

How much will it cost to go to court?

Most people don`t realize just how expensive it is to take their case to a jury. Let`s look as some of the expenses you`ll incur.

Pennsylvania law requires that certain opinions can only be given by an expert witness. For example, an injured party may not testify that she broke her arm in a car accident and that she`ll suffer traumatic arthritis as a result. Her doctor must be called to testify as to those opinions. Most doctors and other professionals charge $5,000 or more to testify in court. Sometime it`s necessary to spend $20,000 on expert witnesses in a case. Unfortunately, juries are usually not told or such expenses. As a result, a jury may award the injured party a verdict that barely covers the costs or trying the case.

A lawyer may avoid the excessive costs of litigation simply by being very aggressive in attempting to settle the case. I`ve both settled and tried cases since 1989. I`d be happy to discuss your options with you, if you`ve suffered a serious injury.  There is never a fee unless we collect from the responsible party.

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