How much does a lawsuit cost?

It takes the average lawyer and law firm between 100-500 hours of time and thousands of dollars in court costs to prepare for a trial. The entire process often takes between 1 and 2 years – even a simple fender-bender case. With legal and administrative time costing hundreds of dollars an hour, the lawyer’s expense for even a simple Jury trial begins around $15,000.00 and runs into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.