Medical malpractice claims, along with their counterpart cases of personal injury suits, usually arise when someone in the medical or health care field fails to do due diligence as outlined in their job.
When they fail to properly perform their job, they do not do their job to provide accurate, competent and proper care, and as a result of this the patient suffers some degree of harm.
Medical malpractice lawsuits by and large are some of the most complicated, and this is largely due to the face that so many laws regulate the medical profession!
Any case being presented under the medical malpractice umbrella needs to have a dedicated attorney who has experience with this type of lawsuit. Here are seven reasons you should consider:
- An Upper Hand When Dealing With Insurance Companies.
One of the most overwhelming and also most intimidating aspects of going through with a medical malpractice claim is having to deal with insurance companies.The average person doesn’t know what the legal requirements are as far as when they should or should not talk to the insurance company and what they should and should not disclose.
Attorneys can handle the vast majority of communication that needs to be done with the insurance companies involved in the case.
They can also assist you with how and what to say and what questions to be asking and can be a big asset when it comes to getting documentations and records- insurance companies are more likely to feel pressure to be cooperative from an attorney than from a plaintiff going at it alone.
- Handling All the Document Filing, Record Keeping and Endless Paperwork.
If you have read any legal terms or contracts you know how frustrating legal jargon can be and how easily you can become confused within just a few lines of text.
In a medical malpractice claim, you will have to deal with an almost never-ending stream of paperwork including form to fill out, sign, read, file, and respond to.
Attorneys know the language that is best to use, the proper time lines for getting documents filled out, the best ways to organize and save records, and they also know how to respond to correspondence form any other involved parties.
Rather than struggling to do it all on your own without help, it is best to go at it with the skilled and experienced guidance of a medical malpractice attorney on your side.
- An Attorney Will Fully Understand the Value of Your Malpractice Claim.
Without reference points and other cases that are similar to yours to consider, it can be difficult to know what your case is worth and how much you should be seeking in terms of compensating for your injuries.
Attorneys who are experienced with medical malpractice cases have been through the process many times, and they know how to place a value on the case, your injuries, your loss of life quality, and all the other factors that have to be taken into account.
They will be able to precisely represent your wants and needs and can also maximizes the chances of a successful claim and a favorable ruling from the judge.
Going at it alone is asking for trouble when it comes to knowing what you are fighting for and when the time comes to negotiate the value of your case in court.
- Negotiating Compensation and Getting the Best Settlement Possible.
Along with knowing what a claim is worth, attorneys in general are skilled at negotiating and this is particularly true for malpractice attorneys. In many cases, an attorney’s reputation precedes them, which means you want someone who is known and respected for being fair and tough and for winning their cases.
The defendant will have a powerful legal team defending them so it is important to have an attorney on your side who is able to go to-to-toe with them and who will not back down.
You want someone who will fight for you and represent you fairly and strongly before the judge.
This is what a medical malpractice attorney provides and is why you need to find someone specialized in these kinds of cases to work with you right from the start.
- Avoiding Mistakes That Could Cost You Your Ruling.
If you are not familiar with and comfortable with the process of filing a claim, defending you case, and arguing your side, it is going to more likely that you will make mistakes.
When you’re dealing with a medical malpractice claim there is a lot at stake. Everything from lost wages, medical care costs, lost quality of life, and other factors all play into your case and mean each one is an opportunity to make a misstep.
And with something as high risk and important and a malpractice case, the smallest mistake could end up costing you a lot in the end.
Learning on the job is simply not an option when you are seeking compensation for serious injuries, so work with an attorney who knows what to do and what not to do during the course of presenting your case to the judge.
- Speeding Things Up and Saving You Time in the Court Room.
A good attorney who has seen his or her fair share of medical malpractice cases is something who will appreciate the gravity of the situation for their client.
They know full well that time is often of the essence for their clients as medical bills looms, treatments need to be paid for, and life’s expenses don’t wait for an injury to heal.
Attorneys make it a priority to ensure forward movement and will do all they can to keep delays to a minimum and not let the other party drag things out so their client gets a result in a fair time-frame.
Going at it alone will mean you are at the mercy of the other party in many instances so with a good attorney on your side you can keep things moving and can have a powerful bargaining tool to use when things slow or stall during the claim.
- Tapping Into Resources That Might Not be Available Elsewhere.
When you hire an attorney who has experience with medical cases you are doing more than just choosing someone to represent you in the courtroom.
You are also enlisting the help of their connections and are gaining access to the resources and tools and information that would not be otherwise available to you.
Whether you now have access to consulting experts, medical experts who could weigh into your case, other legal teams who have seen similar cases, or any other resources that only an attorney can provide, your medical malpractice attorney knows people who can help.
You don’t have to fight and scratch and claw to get the basic resources you need to compile your case when you have a skilled and experienced attorney on your side.
To learn how to find a medical malpractice attorney for your case, contact us today!