I am a single mother with a kid living in Hollywood, CA. I am trying to hire an attorney plaintiff side to represnt my civil law suit against slumlord case.
My attorney explained that if i lose I don't have to pay anything but costs.
i don't understand the costs. He said I have to pay the costs to my attorney and the defendant's cost for answering my law suit, etc.
Someone please explain to me that costs are only court costs such as filing fees, so on.
Or deposition costs, medical experts, mold experts, etc. costs.
Since I am unemployed, my attorney is willing to file Fee Waiver that if the Court grants me, eventhough I lose my case I don't have to pay my attorny the court cost, but I still have to pay defendant's side costs?
If the court grants me the fee waiver, do I still have to pay deposition, mold experts, etc cost to my attornye if i lose? and plus defendant's court costs and other expenses like deposition, expperts' costs?
I need help to understand the contingency fee agreement.