FEE SCHEDULE(ALL TERMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE) December 13, 2016
Billing Policy: Invoices are presented as the file progresses and are due in full when presented. Outstanding accounts are billed on a monthly basis, with payment due within 30 days. Balances beyond 30 days are assessed an interest charge of 1.5% per month, calculated from the date of the original invoice. All collection costs, including any legal fees or expenses, are the responsibility of the client and will be added to the client's principal and subject to the monthly 1.5% interest charge.
Services and fees will be billed per the published fee schedule in effect at the time the services were performed.
Photographs: Upon request, 1 complete set of uncaptioned, original photos (JPG format) is provided for download.
Evidence billing policy: Evidence storage is available by FILE Forensics, Inc. An evidence storage fee, charged in one month increments, is based on the size/volume of the evidence. The storage fee is paid in advance. Storage fees will be billed every six months. At that time, or at any time, in writing, the client can direct FILE Forensics to transfer or discard the evidence. If FILE Forensics is assessed a disposal fee, as for major household appliances and air conditioners, this fee will be applied against any unused portion of the storage fee or will be billed to the client. Any unused portion of the storage fee, in full unused month increments, will be refunded. If the client directs FILE Forensics in writing to discard the evidence, FILE Forensics is not responsible for future litigation arising from disposal of the evidence, and the burden shall lie on the client who gave the direction.
Engineering Service Time $235 per hour
Depositions and Trial Testimony $235 per hour
Mileage (subject to fuel price changes) $0.94 per mile portal to portal ($1.25 when trailering)
Expenses (parking, airfare, car rental, lodging, Actual expense amount (receipts provided upon request) meals, equipment, rental, exemplars, etc..)
1 - Engineering Service and Testimony Time: Engineering time includes ALL time spent on the file; office, telephone, research, lab, preparation, travel, meeting, and investigative time. If travel is required, (time + mileage + expenses) is charged portal to portal. If an overnight stay results, the hourly rate is applied until that day's work is complete.
2- Depositions and Trials: All outstanding invoices must be paid in full prior to any testimony. Deposition fees may be estimated and required to be paid in full 48 hours in advance. Unless special arrangements are made, deposition testimony will be given only during regular weekday business hours, 8:00AM - 5:00 PM. After 5:00 PM, the fee increases to 1.5 x fee charged for the entire day.
The above fee schedule and conditions are accepted. If not signed and/or returned, the beginning of material and substantial duties in this matter is considered acceptance of all terms of this fee schedule.
FILE Forensics Case Number: _________________________________
FILE Forensics Case Name: _____________________________________________
Client Signature: _____________________________________________ Date ____/____/____
Client Company Name: ________________________________________