Longview Health Insurance

 

 

Longview Health Insurance

     Lawyers are an integral component in the Longview Health Insurance system of many states. Some claim that this is because of lawyers’ alleged greed and/or “ambulance chasing” propensities. Others blame insurance company adjusters who are so penny-pinching that they literally force people into the courts to recover their losses. Om any event, here are some of the issues that arise when dealing with Longview Health Insurance in insurance cases.

Plaintiff’s expenses. Plaintiffs usually hire a lawyer on a contingency basis. That means that they will pay the attorney a percentage of the amount of money the attorney actually collects on their behalf.

     Lawyers who advertise on daytime television like to say that means that if there’s no recovery of Longview Health Insurance, there’s no fee. That’s true as far as it goes. But attorneys’ fees are not the only expenses to the client. There are other costs, such as paying a court reporter to record a deposition, and court filing fees. Costs can run from hundreds of dollars in small cases, to thousands in average cases, to tens or even hundreds of thousands in very large cases. Clients are responsible for costs regardless of who wins the lawsuit. Sometimes lawyers “advance” costs for their clients because the client can’t afford to pay them. This is perfectly proper, but remember “advance” is just another name lawyers use for “loan.” The client will have to pay it back out of the recovery proceeds if the suit is successful, or out of his or her own pocket if no money is collected.

Another expense that is often incurred is for Longview Health Insurance and doctors’ testimony. Often the client does not have the money to pay for these doctors. The doctors will often respond by “taking a lien” on the case. This means that the doctor gets paid out of the proceeds before the client receives a dime.

Often, clients grumble that they receive less money out of a personal injury award than do the lawyer, doctor, and others. Here’s how that Longview Health Insurance can come about:

Assume a trial recovery of $100,000.

Assume further that the retainer agreement with the lawyer gives him or her 33 percent of the recovery.

Assume the costs of the case were $6,500.

Assume that two doctors had liens on the case totaling $8,000.

In such a case the client would receive “only” $52,500 ($100,000 minus $47,500, which is the total of the attorney’s fees, court costs, and doctors’ liens). But hey, its tax free.

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