ANSWER: Yes. It frequently costs a great deal of money to pursue a case, although our law firm advances those costs and only claims reimbursement if your case is accepted and pursued successfully. Costs or expenses of litigation include such things as copies of medical records, consultations with your doctors, travel, fees of expert witnesses needed to help prove your case, filing fees, fees of court reporters and video technicians.
If your case is lost, the defendant may seek recovery of legal costs. These may be different from the expenses of a case discussed above. A court may order the losing party to pay legal costs, although that is usually a very small percentage of the expenses to pursue a case. Legal costs are generally limited to the opposing side’s court reporting fees and court filing fees. Otherwise, the expenses of pursuing or defending a case are usually born by the party which incurs the expense. Except in extreme circumstances, if your case is lost, you do not have to pay the opposing side’s attorney’s fees or expenses of litigation.