When you suspect that you have a medical malpractice claim, one of the steps you should take is setting up a meeting with a medical malpractice attorney. You might think that your initial meeting will be nerve-racking and overwhelming, but there is no need to worry. Your medical malpractice attorney will only try to be as friendly, patient, and helpful as possible. You’re likely going to have a lot of questions, either because you are unsure of what to expect or want to know if the medical malpractice attorney you’re meeting with will be the right one to represent you (or both). Here, we give some insight as to what answers you can expect from these commonly asked questions.
Can You Help Me?
When you meet with an attorney, your main concern is likely: can you help me? After explaining the details of your situation, you’re going to want to know if the medical malpractice attorney can help you. A good attorney will tell you two things. One of those things will be if they believe you have a legitimate malpractice case based on what you’ve revealed so far (or, that they need more information). The second thing they will tell you is whether they have the right expertise to represent your specific case (i.e., to get you favorable results).
Even though an attorney is experienced, it is impossible to be well versed in every area of law. An experienced attorney who specializes in pursuing cases pertaining to dental malpractice may not be best equipped for birth injury claims, etc. Fortunately, the attorneys at The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek have extensive experience helping medical malpractice victims from several practice areas.
How Does Your Firm Handle Cases?
Different firms handle cases in different ways. Their methods work for their firm’s staff and lawyers, but it is important to make sure that their methods work for you as well. You’re the client, whomever you choose to hire as a medical malpractice attorney is working for you. You should gather a sense of how their operations go before you decide if they are the right fit. Inquire how many people at the firm will work on your case, and who your regular point of contact will be (e.g. partner, associate, paralegal, etc.).
How Much Will Your Services Cost Me?
The cost question can make clients uneasy, especially if they feel like they won’t be able to afford the legal fees. The good news is, most medical malpractice attorneys provide their services on a contingency fee basis. This means that our fees are a percentage of what we can help you recover from verdicts and settlements, and are thus contingent on a verdict or settlement. In other words, we only get paid if you do.
What Should I Do When Approached By …?
Multiple parties can be involved in a medical malpractice case. You need to be prepared if any of these parties should try to approach you. Some examples include the liable party, their legal representatives, and insurance companies. If the medical malpractice attorney has agreed to take on your case, they are likely to instruct you to redirect all communication about matters relating to your claim back to them.
Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today
Do you believe that you or your loved one has suffered as a result of medical malpractice or medical neglect? You need to talk to an experienced team of local lawyers today.
The lawyers at Cardaro & Peek, LLC have the experience and resources necessary to investigate and litigate all types of medical claims throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. Cardaro & Peek, LLC has medical personnel on staff and has access to nationally recognized, board-certified physicians and other experts, to assist in the investigation, analysis, and prosecution of all types of medical malpractice claims. If you or a loved one have experienced malpractice, give us a call at 410-752-6166. Please visit our website www.cardarolaw.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for more information.