What exspense should be expected to be deductded from the settlement check?

Asked over 1 year ago - Fort Valley, GA

ex. medical ect.

Attorney answers (4)

  1. Christian K. Lassen II


    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Costs and the medical liens. Refer to your fee agreement. Have your lawyer negotiate down the liens to 5-10 cents on the dollar before you sign the release.

  2. Joseph Jonathan Brophy

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Case expenses such as court costs, expert fees, reporters fees must be paid in full. Some liens can be negotiated down, others can't. It depends on the nature of the lien, to whom the money is owed, and how much was recovered . To suggest that the client should not sign a release until the attorney has negotiated all the liens down 90% or more is not good advice. Medicare, for example, may not even tell the lawyer what the lien is until the settlement amount is finalized.

    Any opinions stated in response to Avvo questions are based upon the facts stated in the question. Responses to... more
  3. Sean Michael Patrick

    Contributor Level 16


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Your question is unclear and we would need more information about your claim/lawsuit to offer any coherent answer. Typically any liens or litigation costs may be deducted from a settlement prior to disbursement.

    I am licensed in California, therefore, my answers are based on general prinicpals of law or California law, which... more
  4. Matthew C Simon


    Contributor Level 18


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . Based on the info provided, I would presume normal "expenses" are Court filing fees, extensive photo copy jobs, courier service, parking and tolls to go to Court, medical record copying fees, etc.

    The above is general information only and is not legal advice. The information provided does not form an attorney-... more

Can't find what you're looking for? Ask a Lawyer

Get free answers from experienced attorneys.


Ask now

25,090 answers this week

2,906 attorneys answering

Ask a Lawyer

Get answers from top-rated lawyers.

  • It's FREE
  • It's easy
  • It's anonymous

25,090 answers this week

2,906 attorneys answering