Choosing The Best Miami Medical Malpractice Lawyer For Your Needs
It is a sad and disturbing fact: Florida ranks high in medical malpractice cases. Data from the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation support this fact.1,2 If you or a loved one has been the victim of provable medical malpractice negligence, you are likely looking for justice and fair compensation for the injuries you or they have suffered. You need an experienced, effective lawyer or legal team. So where do you start? By doing some research in order to choose the best Miami medical malpractice lawyer for your needs. All in all, there are several things to consider when choosing. Here are a few tips that may help you:
Make a list of potential lawyers and/or legal teams
Gather current information about local lawyers, particularly those who specialize in medical malpractice negligence and have the potential to be the best Miami medical malpractice lawyer for your needs. Lawyers who specialize in a your specific type of medical malpractice negligence, such as improper diagnosis, may be a good option.
Create a list of pertinent questions relevant to your case
Do I have a provable case? How often and how do we have to meet? What information do I need to provide? How many cases like mine have you dealt with? These are only a few of the questions to ask a potential lawyer.
Learn as much as you can about each potential lawyer
From online reviews to word of mouth, try to obtain information that helps you decipher whether or not each particular lawyer is the best Miami medical malpractice lawyer for your needs. To find out if a lawyer is licensed in Florida and has had any disciplinary actions, visit www.floridabar.org.
Speak with, or meet with, the lawyer or lawyers on your narrowed-down list
Whether online, on the phone, or in person, strive to meet the lawyers you feel have the potential to be the best Miami medical malpractice lawyer for your needs. Ask the questions on your “pertinent questions” list.
Ask about the lawyer’s experience level
In most cases, it is likely that the best Miami medical malpractice lawyer for your needs will have substantial experience dealing with legal cases — particularly those similar to your specific type of potential medical malpractice case. Having thorough knowledge of the legal system and staying abreast of current updates and system-related changes can be beneficial.
Ask about the lawyer’s communication protocol
Some lawyers communicate mainly via phone, while others do so via the internet or a combination of the two. The best Miami medical malpractice lawyer for your needs is likely to let you know in advance not only how they prefer to communicate, but also how often. Asking questions can help you determine if your communication style and your lawyer’s will make collaborating easy, quick, and less costly or not.
Ask about the lawyer’s workload
Lawyers and legal teams need sufficient time for research and case preparation. The Florida statute of limitations for personal injury cases is currently two years (with some specific allowances). Lawyers who have a substantial amount of cases, or who have cases requiring an extensive amount of research, may be unable to dedicate the necessary amount of time to a case. The best Miami medical malpractice lawyer for your needs is likely to be one who can effectively manage your case in addition to his or her current case load in addition to having other characteristics that meet your needs.
Ask about the results of similar cases the lawyer or legal team has resolved
In most cases, it is likely that the best Miami medical malpractice lawyer for your needs will have substantial experience dealing with your specific type of medical malpractice negligence. No matter your type of potential medical malpractice negligence case, learning about a lawyer’s previous cases may be a helpful consideration among the other aspects you are reviewing.
Mallard & Sharp, P.A.’s goal is to obtain justice for individuals who have been a victim of medical malpractice negligence. Mallard & Sharp, P.A. is dedicated to providing each and every client with the path to justice and financial recovery. The Florida record-breaking firm continually handles cases that involve medical malpractice (including infant and/or maternal birth injuries) and negligent security as well as any other provable acts of negligence that have caused catastrophic injuries or wrongful death to individuals.
For additional information, or to inquire about expert legal representation for a potential medical malpractice negligence lawsuit case, contact Mallard & Sharp, P.A. at 305-461-4800.