Lawyer Billing Issue - Avvo.com
The client could have avoided these large unexpected bills with a flat fee contract. This type of arrangement places a cap on the attorney's fee and minor expenses (mileage, parking, copying). Oftentimes, the client is responsible for prepaying large expenses (expert fees, depositions, appraisals, and other third party professionals). If the client has limited resources and cannot afford the sixth deposition or a second medical expert, she can veto the lawyer's decision and cap the expenses before the monthly bill arrives in the mailbox.