What are the expenses for bringing a medical malpractice or personal injury case?

There are two types of expenses in bringing a medical malpractice or personal injury case -- fees and costs. Fees are earned by the attorney who represents a client.  Costs are expenses incurred in pursuing a case. Costs include such expenses as filing fees, medical record costs, expert witness fees, deposition costs, travel expenses, postage and copying costs. There are usually other types of costs as well. Costs are not contigent upon the outcome of a case.