At Griggs Injury Law, our experienced personal injury lawyers have helped many traumatic brain injury victims and other injury victims recover the compensation they deserve. We understand that recovering from injuries such as traumatic brain injuries and concussions is never simple. It can be difficult to prove that another person’s negligence caused devastating traumatic brain injuries. Our law firm has a proven track record of success in securing compensation for our clients. In this article, we’ll talk about the fees and cost when dealing with a traumatic brain injury case.
How Can I Afford to Hire a Lawyer for my Injury Case?
When we meet with new clients, they are understandably concerned with how they will pay for their lawsuit. Preparing a traumatic brain injury lawsuit is expensive as it requires multiple medical tests, expert testimony, and a deep dive into our client’s medical history. Every injury case is different, and the expenses will vary depending on the case’s unique circumstances. However, preparing a case for trial or settlement often costs thousands of dollars. The most common and significant costs involved in a lawsuit include the following:
- Court costs
- Fees for expert witnesses who will testify about your brain injury
- Administrative expenses
- Deposition-related costs – which includes the cost of transcripts for the defendant’s experts and witnesses as well. These costs can add up very fast.
- Costs related to information gathering and investigation of the case
Court costs include paying for legal filings, including the complaint, which typically costs between $100 and $400. Costs also include the daily stipend for jurors, should the case proceed to a jury trial. It also costs money to serve the defendant a summons and complaint. Additionally, when plaintiffs want copies for daily in-court testimony, one transcript can often cost several hundred dollars. Most expert witnesses, including medical specialists, reconstruction experts, premises liability experts, life care planners, economists, and others, require plaintiffs to pay an up-front retainer which is often thousands of dollars per expert. In fact, the median hourly fee for medical expert witness testimony ranges from $500-$1,500/hour.
What Does a Contingency Fee Mean?
All of these fees and costs add up quickly. Many victims of traumatic brain injuries cannot work to bring in an income and cannot afford the preparation cost of a traumatic brain injury case. At Griggs Injury Law, we accept traumatic brain injury cases on a contingency basis. Our clients owe us nothing until we win a settlement or verdict on their behalf. In other words, you will not need to pay any of the upfront costs mentioned above unless we secure a settlement or verdict for you. Once we secure a settlement or verdict, we will take a percentage of the total amount of money we recover on your behalf. Using this pay structure allows TBI victims to seek the justice they deserve.
Many TBI victims could never afford to bring a lawsuit without the contingency fee structure because they could not afford the up-front legal fees.
Contact Our Kansas and Missouri TBI Lawyers Today
If you or your loved ones have suffered a traumatic brain injury due to an accident, Griggs Injury Law can help. Contact our law firm today to schedule your free initial consultation.