How Much Does a Civil Lawsuit Cost?
The cost of a civil lawsuit depends heavily on (i) the scope of the legal and factual issues involved; (ii) the amount of information that needs to be exchanged and reviewed in discovery; and (iii) the willingness of both parties to engage in meaningful settlement negotiations early in the process.
If you are paying your attorney by the hour, the following are rough guidelines for the time you should expect your attorney to spend:
If you are on a contingent fee agreement, these hourly amounts may affect the amount of the fee that is contingent on you recovering damages. You also will likely have to cover the out of pocket costs for depositions.
Learn more here about what to expect as a defendant in a civil suit in Massachusetts.
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