Every Investigation is unique and will require a customized estimate of fees based on the scope of work involved. Common payment policies may include but are not limited too:
- an hourly fee
- a daily fee
- a contingency or performance arrangement
- a value-based fee
- on a retainer basis with a monthly fee
Experienced adjusters and attorneys know the importance of involving an origin and cause investigator as quickly as possible. Documentation and evidence preservation are of paramount concern and should be done by a origin and cause investigator. Make sure you are working with an experienced professional investigator capable of advising you properly and troubleshooting issues that may arise along the way. Call Pyrocop, Inc Today.
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Hourly rate to consult with an attorney
Consulting time, including but not limited to, research, analysis, testing, physical inspection, review of materials, interviews, consultations, telephone conferences, report preparation, reading and correction of deposition transcript, review and signing of affidavits and similar documents will be billed at a rate of $250.00 per hour in six-minute increments plus expenses. Any time related to the case or project which is beyond the scope of an initial free consultation will be considered billable time. The hourly rate includes driving time, but excludes time spent in an airport and/or in-flight. Reasonable estimates of time to be spent working on any aspect of the case may be provided upon request. Any consulting time expended outside the geographic area of Consultant (West of the Continental Divide within the United States of America, excluding the Hawaiian Islands and Alaska) will be billed at a per diem rate of $2,000 per day plus expenses instead of being billed at an hourly rate.
Hourly rate to review documents
Hourly rate to provide deposition testimony
Consulting at depositions, court appearances, or other legal testimony will be billed as follows: (1) Depositions or other legal testimony taken within the geographic area of Consultant (West of the Continental Divide within the United States of America, excluding the Hawaiian Islands and Alaska) will be billed at $300 per hour at a minimum of three (3) hour increments; (2) Deposition, court appearances, or other legal testimony taken outside of the geographic area of Consultant (West of the Continental Divide within the United States of America, excluding the Hawaiian Islands and Alaska) will be billed at a per diem rate of $2,000 per day plus expenses instead of being billed at an hourly rate. Irrespective of geographic location, a cancellation fee of $500.00 will be assessed unless at least seven (7) days advanced written notice is given to Consultant canceling or rescheduling date for Consultant to provide legal testimony . Billing is made for time being deposed, courtroom testimony, and waiting time. It is acknowledged that the Consultant will not be deposed or provide expert testimony if any invoices and/or retainer fees have not been paid prior to said depositions, court appearances, or other legal testimony.
Hourly rate to provide testimony at trial
A minimum retainer in the amount of $3000, of which $2000 is non-refundable will be required prior to beginning work on new case assignments for un-established accounts, and will be held and applied to the last invoice. This retainer applies to work conducted within my geographic area of my main office.
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