Many lawyers will agree to handle wrongful death cases and survival actions on a contingency fee basis. In these situations, the attorney will not charge an hourly rate for his or her services, but instead will be paid a percentage of any money recovered in a judgment or settlement. The Law Offices of Scott C. Gottlieb & Associates, LLP, will often pay the expenses of the case and wait to be reimbursed until the successful conclusion of the claim. The law says that disbursements of the case are ultimately the client’s responsibility. In a successful case, the disbursements are paid from the proceeds of the claim at the end of the case.
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