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How Do You Choose a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

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You may be in a situation where you think that you need a medical malpractice lawyer, but do not know how to find the right one. Your choice of a medical malpractice attorney can make all the difference in how your case is handled. The following tips can help you make your decision.

Reputation

A primary characteristic when searching for the right medical malpractice attorney is that attorney’s professional reputation. You should make sure to research an attorney’s reputation before scheduling a meeting with them to make sure they are recognized as an expert in handling medical malpractice cases. While attorney’s fees will most likely be one third of your recovery, not all attorneys can provide the same level of service and success. You want to hire a medical malpractice attorney who is known for their dedication to their clients and who will not give up until a case is successfully settled for a fair amount or litigated at trial. You also want to hire a medical malpractice attorney who is recognized by their peers for successfully handling tough medical malpractice cases. Make sure to hire a medical malpractice attorney with a great reputation.

Experience

An important characteristic you should look for in a medical malpractice attorney is experience. You want your medical malpractice attorney to have experience in every aspect of a medical malpractice, including having successfully taken a case to verdict. Look for a firm that prepares every case as if it will be going to trial because then you know they will take care to preserve evidence, secure expert witnesses, and document all aspects of your case. Even if most cases are successfully resolved before trial, you do not want to get all the way through the process only to realize that your medical malpractice lawyer does not have practical courtroom experience with medical malpractice cases. Experienced firms that prepare as if all cases will go to trial often achieve higher compensation because a medical provider’s insurance company is more likely to want to resolve the case if the attorney you hired is an experienced and successful medical malpractice trial attorney.

Personality

When choosing a medical malpractice attorney, you want to hire one with a personality that best works with yours. You want to hire a medical malpractice attorney who is able to effectively communicate what is happening in your case, as many aspects of a medical malpractice case can be very complicated. You also want a medical malpractice attorney who is compassionate and cares about you and your case. A great medical malpractice attorney will work with you throughout the duration of a case to create a strong working relationship.

Hiring a medical malpractice attorney can be a daunting process, especially if you have never hired one before. These tips should help you find the best medical malpractice attorney to handle your case.

We at Adelman Hirsch & Connors, LLP have had the honor and privilege of representing individuals and families who have been seriously injured as a result of medical malpractice and have taken many of those cases to trial. If you or a loved one believe you have suffered serious injury due to medical malpractice, contact us today to schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced medical malpractice attorneys.

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