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How much is my claim worth?

Do you have grounds to sue for legal malpractice?

If you have suffered adverse consequences as a result of your attorney's oversight, mistakes, negligence or misconduct, you may have grounds to sue for legal malpractice. Not all cases, however, are of sufficient value to merit legal action. The truth is that the costs of litigating a legal malpractice claim can be considerable. Often, a person who has an actionable claim of malpractice cannot move forward due to the fact that the claim is not large enough to justify the expense of preparing the case.

When you bring your case to the Law Offices of Ronald C. Burke, Esq. for an initial consultation , we will determine whether or not your claim is of sufficient value to offset the costs. We will also evaluate whether or not there is a justifiable expectation of a satisfactory recovery of compensation through settlement or a verdict at trial.

The routine expenses of a legal malpractice lawsuit include, but are not limited to:

  • Court filing fees
  • Copies of medical and legal records relating to the underlying claim
  • Stenographers for the cost of depositions
  • Experts fees for reviewing records and testifying at trial

These costs are all in addition to the value of the attorney's time spent investigating, researching and preparing the case, as well as for the time spent in negotiations and court appearances. All told, the expense of a legal malpractice case can be considerable.

Do you have grounds to make a personal injury claim?

If you can prove that your injury resulted from the negligent or reckless behaviors of a third party, you may be able to file a personal injury claim for compensation. A number of factors will be reviewed to determine the total worth of your claim, some of which include:

  • The degree of the injury
  • The degree of the property damage
  • Medical treatment required for recovery
  • Daily life disruptions caused by the injury

At Ronald C. Burke, we can evaluate the logistics of your case for free. Contact us today and tell us more about your case so we can determine a rough estimate of how much your claim might be worth.

How much will it cost me to hire an attorney in New York?

Fortunately, if we do accept your case, you will not have to pay us any fee out of pocket. We typically work on a contingency-fee basis. What does this mean to you? It means that we will not get paid unless we win your case. Contingency fees make it possible for plaintiffs to hire legal representation despite the fact that they may not have the financial resources to do so. Furthermore, this fee arrangement ensures that the attorney is fully motivated to win the case, because we will not receive any payment unless we succeed in recovering a settlement or award of damages for the client.

We typically accept cases with a contingent-fee of one-third of the recovery, a figure which is calculated after paying back the expenses of the lawsuit to the person or firm who advanced those expenses. This is why we exclusively accept cases of sufficient scope and magnitude to ensure that the eventual recovery will be enough to pay for the expenses. The minimum value of a case that we would accept on a contingency fee must be hundreds of thousands dollars to cover the cost, attorney time and risk of loss. To find out if you have grounds to sue and how much your case may be worth, contact us now for a free case evaluation.

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