How do you find lawyers to interview? Where do you start? The following suggestions will help you locate a lawyer, who will give you the best chance of winning your case:
Pick a lawyer at random? The chance that you will be lucky and choose an experienced, malpractice lawyer is not very good. Even if the lawyer does not take your case himself, and refers you to a malpractice specialist, he will probably get a referral fee, and you may be paying extra for less service from the lawyer who actually handles your case. Some of the best malpractice lawyers get many of their clients from other lawyers, who get part of the fee for referring the client. Many of the referrals come from lawyers, who advertise as medical malpractice specialists. Once the client responds to the ad, they sign you up and send you to the real legal expert.
Consult a lawyer you know or have dealt with in other legal matters? If you know a lawyer and have confidence in his professional integrity, you could ask him to recommend someone, who specializes in medical malpractice or dental malpractice.
Search the internet or advertising in your phone book? Legal websites and your local telephone book will have ads for lawyers, who specialize in medical malpractice and dental malpractice cases. You might also check with your state and county bar associations for names of lawyers, who handle malpractice cases. This is a good way to find a lawyer, because you are dealing directly with the lawyer, who will be handling your case. However, it is important to remember, you must still interview the lawyer to be sure that he or she is qualified.
Ask you neighbors or people who have pursued malpractice cases? There are people in every city and town, who have had malpractice cases. Most of them would be happy to tell you what they think of their lawyer’s performance. A good report by a satisfied client is the best recommendation a lawyer can have.
The Rule Is: No matter which method you use to locate a lawyer, you should ask a lot of questions and satisfy yourself that he or she is the lawyer for your case.
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