Finding the right lawyer is one of the most important steps you should take after experiencing an accident due to someone else’s negligence. Medical malpractice law is in place to protect the rights of victims who sought a medical professional for advice and treatment, but instead suffered negligence at their hands.
You have to ask the right questions and do your research in order to locate the attorney that best matches your needs. Here are some good questions to ask a medical malpractice lawyer so you can settle on the ideal representation for you.
Find out how many years the lawyer has been practicing law, specifically medical malpractice. Do they have experience with your specific type of case? What was the outcome?
There usually is a statute of limitations on when you can file your claim after an accident. In Texas, you have two years after the malpractice incident to file suit.
Your lawyer should be able to give you a good idea of what will work for you and what won’t. Be honest and upfront about the incident and present all facts as clearly as you can.
Ask the lawyer who you will be speaking to on a regular basis about the case. It’s not always the lawyer you speak to in your initial consultation. Find out names and contact information of the lawyers you will call with any questions or concerns. Ask how often you can expect to hear from the team with updates.
No one can answer this question for certain. While most cases are settled before having to go to court, there are some cases, particularly high-profile or high dollar amount cases where fault can’t be established clearly or where many parties may be at fault, that have to head to trial. Just make sure your lawyer is well-versed in trial cases for peace of mind.
Any medical malpractice lawyer worth his salt will have access to trusted medical doctors that can corroborate your case. Here at the Law Office of Brian Brunson, for example, we have access to board-certified physicians who can review your medical notes to determine if there were any mistakes made by your physician while under his or her care. Plus, we have access to nurses with more than 20 years of experience to evaluate your records under the supervision of a licensed physician.
Have you been injured while under the care of a healthcare professional? We specialize in medical malpractice cases. Contact us today at 214-730-8961 for your free consultation.