How do I Find a Malpractice Lawyer?
First, although you may not want to think about it, hiring a lawyer may come down to cost. Before making any decisions you need to find out if the lawyers you are considering hiring work on a contingency fee basis or if you will need to pay for their legal services up front. Most injuries lawyers will work on a contingency fee and may be willing to provide you with a free consultation to review your medical malpractice case.
Next, interview several medical malpractice lawyers and find one who has a similar strategy to your own. It is not uncommon for some medical malpractice lawyers to push for medical settlements while others may be more willing to fight medical malpractice cases in court. Make sure you understand your lawyer's position and agree with their strategy. If you and your lawyer cannot see eye to eye, it may be time to talk to another medical malpractice lawyer.
Next, find a medical malpractice lawyer who specializes in medical malpractice cases. There are many types of law specializations, but finding a lawyer who specializes in medical malpractice may be critical to winning your case. Also, verify they have a proven track record of winning medical malpractice cases similar to your case.
Where can you find a medical malpractice lawyer? Talk to your family and friends. Find out if they have any recommendations. Do you know any lawyers? Ask them to give you a recommendation. Research online legal directors or contact the local bar association. Most bar associations will have a referral service that charges a percentage of the fee earned by the lawyer if they take your medical malpractice case.
It is important not to only choose a medical malpractice lawyer based on the compensation he tells you he can recover for you. A good lawyer will need to evaluate your medical malpractice case thoroughly and have medical experts review your malpractice case before they can adequately assess possible damages you could win in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
The final word of advice is not to wait too long. All states have statute of limitations for filing medical malpractice lawsuits. If you wait too long to talk to a medical malpractice lawyer or to file your injury case you may lose the right to compensation.
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