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A medical malpractice lawsuit is no walk in the park. These cases are complex affairs that require a thorough understanding of both the law and the field of medicine. On top of it all is the fact that the defendants in these cases are particularly determined to win against you. While it is possible to enter a lawsuit without an Indiana personal injury attorney, walking into a court room without one is stressful.
Understandably, you might be intimidated about the cost of hiring a lawyer. If you’ve started looking around—especially if you’ve never set foot in court before—it can be hard to know what a fair rate is. While every medical malpractice law firm is different, there are some things that all personal injury attorneys will expect to spend some money on when working on your case:
In a great deal of arrangements, your lawyer will generally pay those costs upfront and you’ll have to cover them later. Injury attorneys want their clients to win, and let’s be honest: They want to get paid, too. Payment arrangement can be worked out in one of two ways:
In a contingent arrangement, your attorney’s expenses and fees are taken out of your damages before they are ever given to you. You never have to write a check or pay for your attorney out of your pocket. For example, if case settles for $100,000, 33% will be the attorney’s fees ($33,000). Additional expenses might be taken out above the 33%, for example, filing fees, court reporter fees, expert witness fees, etc. In that example, and assuming there are no additional expenses, you would receive a check for $67,000.
Find a team that wants the best for you. Contact the Indianapolis medical malpractice attorneys at Wilson Kehoe Winingham for a free consultation. Discuss the details of your case and start developing a game plan by calling 317.920.6400 or fill out an online form today.
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