Sacramento Woman Suffers Head Injuries In Car Accident, Part 4 of 4

The following blog entry is written to illustrate a common motion filed during civil litigation. Reviewing this kind of filing should help potential plaintiffs and clients better understand how parties in personal injury cases present such issues to the court.

(Please also note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this car accident lawsuit and its proceedings.)

Disputed Costs for Frank Yung, Ph.D.:

1. $95.00 for advanced costs
2. $12,223.75 for apparently 31.75 hours at $385 per hour

Number (1) above addresses costs advanced to Frank Yung, Ph.D. Plaintiff is unsure what this advanced cost is, or what it was for. Without some description and or justification of this cost, Plaintiff refuses to pay for it.

As to number (2) above, the deposition of Frank Yung, Ph.D. stated that he only had put in 4 1/2 hours on his review and consultation in this case. Plaintiff was not made aware of these extra hours spent in review or examination of the Plaintiff. Frank Yung is now trying to charge $12,223.75 for unaccounted for time as well as testing that he didn’t administer. Frank Yung, Ph.D. stated that he was in the other room working on other things when the Plaintiff was completing her diagnostic testing. In fact, his face time with the plaintiff admittedly was only 2 1/2 to 3 hours. His review of the records consisted of scanning medical records in (by his assistant) and a 90-minute review. Based on his testimony it is hard to fathom how Frank Yung could have spent the claimed 31.75 hours of review and consultation on this case.

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.

Plaintiff is willing to pay for 5 hours of Dr. Evan’s time at the rate of $385.00 per hour, equaling $1,925.00. Added to the undisputed full day of trial testimony costs of $3,750.00 Plaintiff is willing to pay $5,675.00 in total for Defendant’s costs for Dr. Evans.


Defendants have improperly claimed $25,643.75 in costs. The actual and reasonable value for the services they claim should be no more than $11,237.50.

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.

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