Before approaching a lawyer to discuss concerns about the legal bill, a client has to first know exactly what it is being objected to and why.
- Is it the total amount of the bill being objected to?
- Is it that certain billed for work does not seem appropriate?
- Is it that certain billed for costs do not seem appropriate?
- Is it the fact that the total amount exceeded the lawyer’s initial cost estimate?
- Is it a combination of these issues and or even other billing issues?
No matter what the issue or issues are that a client has with a lawyer’s bill, the client first needs to determine precisely what those issues are and then realistically assess whether there are good grounds for pursuing those issues with the lawyer. Only then can a client approach your lawyer to discuss a reduction in the legal bill.
The best way to know what all the issues are with regard to a lawyer’s bill is to have that bill (or bills) audited by an experienced legal bill auditor. LegalBillAudit.com is one such company that has extensive experience in auditing legal bills for insurance companies, corporations, and individuals throughout the U.S. on all types of legal matters. Because of our extensive experience, we know all the tricks and deceptions lawyers sometimes employ when billing for fees and costs.
At LegalBillAudit.com, our legal bill audits provide the detail needed on specific billing irregularities that will provide the precise information needed to pursue a reduction with a lawyer. At LegalBillAudit.com, we spot billing issues such as overcharging for preparation of what are likely form documents, attorneys performing tasks that can be performed by lower billing paralegals or even non-billing legal secretaries, billing for things that should be considered as part of an attorney’s overhead, pattern or incremental billing schemes, as well as many, many more such billing issues.
In addition to spotting all of the billing issues, we also lay out the specific grounds for why the lawyer may have been wrong in how he billed. In so doing, we provide specific reference to ethical rules, ethics opinions, or case law to support the reasons why a particular billing activity was incorrect. In short, a legal bill audit by LegalBillAudit.com should provide everything needed to support the grounds for objections to specific charges in a legal bill(s).
So what are you waiting for? To get started, take the first step by requesting your free evaluation today.