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Common Questions to Ask a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

by The Beasley Firm  |  July 12, 2018  |  

Hiring the right lawyer is one of the most important steps to take following medical negligence. It helps to protect the rights of victims while the large medical facility’s defense team works to protect their own clients.

However, choosing the right lawyer means asking the right questions in order to ensure the attorney matches your needs. Below, we’ve compiled some of the questions to ask a medical malpractice lawyer so you can get the right representation for you.

Do I Have a Case?

For many, they may think they have a case, but they’re just not sure. Asking whether or not you have a case during an initial consultation can help you understand if you have the right to file a lawsuit and what options you may have.

How Do You Handle Medical Malpractice Cases?

Do multiple people at the firm work on one case? Is the situation handled solely by one attorney? Does the client have communication with the lawyer or with a paralegal? Getting these answers could make it easier to make a choice regarding who to hire.

Should I Talk to the Liable Party’s Insurance Company?

Talking to the insurance provider of the negligent party may be a mistake, especially if they are asking you for a recorded statement. Instead, have a lawyer with you to either advise you during the call or to handle the discussions on your behalf.

Be sure to ask the lawyer how they want you to handle this situation and what they believe you should do.

How Much Do Your Services Cost?

For many, the decision to hire a legal professional is one that injury victims shy away from because they feel as though they can’t afford the services. This is why you should ask the attorneys how they charge you.

Most personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys offer services on a contingency fee basis, making it easier for people to get the advocacy they need. Contingency fees mean you only pay if and when your case is successful and you recover compensation.

Our team at The Beasley Firm is ready to help if you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice. Our Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys are dedicated to your needs from start to finish, so you can feel confident about your potential case.

To speak with an attorney, call our firm today.

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