After a 14 year old was raped, she became depressed and distraught, and was driven to try and take her own life, which luckily was not successful. Our firm sued multiple parties not only for the rape, but for actions which compounded her emotional trauma and drove her to attempt suicide. Researching California law, we determined that a claim could be brought against the responsible parties for creating a mental state with an irresistible impulse to commit suicide. This resulted in our client winning a substantial six figure settlement that accounted for her physical and emotional injuries.
Case costs are different from attorney's fees. The law firm will incur costs in order to prosecute the case, as for example, on investigation; obtaining police, medical, and other records; hiring experts; court costs; and the like. In most personal injury cases, the firm will agree to advance the case costs, and these costs will be reimbursed to the firm out of the financial recovery. If the firm agrees to this arrangement, you will not be charged for case costs unless there is a financial recovery.