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Medical Malpractice-Reason For Hiring Lawyer

Updated on April 20, 2013

If you are a victim of medical malpractice, you deserve justice. Many of you reading this article might not know the advantages of hiring the lawyer. We research on internet, ask our near and dear ones or read magazines to find the solution to the cases. However, there are many advantages attorney can offer for your benefit.

I am listing some of the top reasons why lawyers are needed for medical malpractices.

  • Being Informed- At present, you must believe in simple saying “An educated customer is the best customer”. This holds true even for medical malpractice cases. The attorneys does their best to keep you informed of all the aspect of lawsuit, chances of money compensation and best advice prescribed by the law. You need correct information as quickly as possible if you are dealing with medical malpractice case.
  • Time limit- There is time limit under which you have to decide a claim and file lawsuit. The time limit varies for various places. In most cases, the time limit is of 30 days to file claims and receive payment from insurance company. Every treatment has its own limit of filing case. You have to undergo several legal procedures which are to be completed under the given time limit. Waiting for too long will not serve you any justice. So make sure you know the correct time limit.
  • Check the Attorney- You might meet different lawyers, but it is you who have to decide the best among them. Initially, check the professionalism of the lawyer. Attorney must be confident about their abilities and able to answer your questions. Do not go by the way; attorney is trying to sell their skills. Your instincts must determine the correct lawyer. Be open and honest while communicating with the lawyer. It is your case and it is you who are going to win or lose in the case. You must feel confidence and trust on attorney. Alternatively, you are not bound to sign attorney, if you meet them. As mentioned above, you always get option to decide the best among them.
  • Examining Law Firm- Lawyer must have support staff which answers your question, in case lawyer is busy. Your lawyer must be finalized before you decide on a particular firm. The firm must provide you with brochure or possess the company own website. Following the above guidelines will help you to select the best attorney.

  • Case Fees- It is no use getting hesitant asking about the case fees. Majority of attorney do not charge any fees for consulting or investigating your cases. All your payments must be mentioned in the agreement which decides the final payment for attorney. Attorneys generally charge, 1/3 of the total fees in case of injuries. It is inversely proportional rate for the attorney, the client amount increases then attorney share decreases.
  • Prefer experience- Experience will double your chances of getting quality compensation. Check the experience of attorney in handling cases similar like yours. However, past experience does not affect present result. But an experienced attorney will have a clear idea of tools which can help you to win the case. Winning malpractice cases require special type of expertise on medical subject.
  • Consult Attorney- If in the process you find a confident lawyer, go ahead and file lawsuit through them. Additionally, if the lawyer would not like to take your case, they would suggest you a better option. However, find the reason why they are recommending someone else and not taking the case themselves. In this world, no one wishes to lose a client.


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