Costs in many cases may include, the court filing fee, court reporter fees for depositions and trial transcripts, expert witness fees, trial exhibit preparation, mediation fees, postage, telephone and medical record copying costs. If your deposition is taken your lawyer will typically order a copy of the deposition to have a record of what you said under oath. In addition, your lawyer may take the deposition of the other party, along with witnesses and the doctors that treated you for your injury. In some cases, expert witnesses are needed to project future medical costs, perform engineering calculations related to how your injury occurred or prepare precise drawings related to your case that can be used in depositions and trials. Our firm will not hire experts nor take depositions until we have explained to you why we think these are needed and obtain your approval.