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$100to$1, 000 ( Ge n e r al l ys pe ak i n g, y o uge t wh at y o upayf o r . )

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I fyo ur si sc o nt i ng e nc ya r r a ng e me nt , yo uwi l lwa ntt o k no w ( 1 )t h el i k e l i h o o do fr e c o v e r y( r e me mb e r ,t h e r ea r en o g u a r a n t e e si nt h el a w) ( 2 )a ne s t i ma t eo ft h er e c o v e r y( s a mewa r n i n g ) ( 3 )t h ep e r c e n t a g eb e i n gc h a r g e d ( 4 )t h ep e r c e n t a g emo s tl a wy e r sc h a r g ef o rt h es a met y p e o fc a s e ( 5 )a n t i c i p a t e de x p e n s e s ( 6)wh a th a p p e n si ft h ec a s es e t t l e si mme d i a t e l y THEL EGALTERMFORSEL FL I TI GATI ONI SPROSE. Pro se l egalrepresentati on means advocati ng on one' s own behal fbef ore a court, rather than bei ng repre-

sented by a l awyer.Pro se i s a Lati n phrase meani ng " f or onesel f"or " on one' s own behal f" .

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