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Why Are Personal Injury Cases So Expensive To Litigate?

The truth is that litigation is expensive, period. Litigation refers to the process that starts when you file a lawsuit, and ends when your case is resolved. It is expensive. And it can take a long time. Some cases are more expensive than others; personal injury cases, like car accidents, for example, tend to be expensive, and medical malpractice cases can be the most expensive cases to litigate. When you take an injury case to court, you often have to hire expert witnesses to help you prove your case. These witnesses can be very costly - each one can cost in the tens of thousands of dollars. Sometimes, you have to hire six or seven of these witnesses. It costs money to file the lawsuit. It costs money to serve the lawsuit on the defendant. It costs money to file motions with the court. It costs money to depose witnesses; a "deposition" is when one attorney conducts a formal question-and-answer session with a witness. Every single word that the attorney and witness say is written by the deposition reporter who sits in on the deposition. Depositions can be videotaped. That costs money. If your case goes to trial, you have to pay jury fees and you have to pay the court reporter. You have to pay your expert witnesses for their time if they testify at trial. Personal injury cases can easily cost up to $70,000 or so, and some medical malpractice cases cost well over $300,000. Few people have the resources to come up with that kind of money. That's one of the reasons why having an attorney is essential.

If you or anyone you know have been injured due to the wrongful acts or omissions of another, please contact a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer or a Los Angeles car accident lawyer at the Lagstein Law Firm.

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