Ohio Birth Negligence Attorneys Share Advice on How to Find an Attorney
If you suspect that you or a loved one has been injured in a birth injury claim, you should immediately set up a consultation with a birth injury attorney to discuss your potential claim. However, there are probably dozens and dozens of law offices in your area—how do you find the right one for you? At The Eisen Law Firm, our attorneys understand the anxiety potential clients feel when trying to select an attorney for their birth negligence cases. We have a few pieces of advice for you to consider as you go through the process of hiring an attorney.
Who have your loved ones hired?
Medical negligence cases are extremely complex and expensive to litigate. They require an attorney to understand a wide array of illnesses, injuries, and diseases. These attorneys must have advanced knowledge of these matters, so that they are able to pinpoint if and where something went wrong. Then, the attorney must determine if the law provides a remedy for the injured patient. Birth injury cases are an even more specialized type of medical negligence claim, generally involving only claims that stem from medical errors during pregnancy, labor, and delivery.
If you have a loved one that has pursued a birth injury claim, or if your loved ones know someone else who has dealt with birth injury claims, you should reach out and ask which law firm was hired. Often, word of mouth is an excellent way to find a good attorney. Be sure to ask about the outcome of the case, how well the attorney communicated throughout the case, and if the client is satisfied with the representation.
If no one in your social circle has experience in birth injury claims, you may search online for birth negligence attorneys in your state to find law firm websites and read about these offices.
Call to schedule a free consultation
Many law firms offer a free consultation to potential clients. Take advantage of the free consultation. Schedule a time to speak with or meet the attorney and discuss your questions and concerns. Did you get to speak with a lawyer directly? Or, were you “screened” by a paralegal or a nurse? Was the time and place of the meeting convenient for you or just for the attorney? Did you have to wait several weeks, or did the attorney make himself or herself available quickly?
Pay attention during the free consultation
During the consultation, pay close attention—does the attorney appear rushed or impatient? Is the attorney on time for the consultation? Does the attorney welcome any questions you may have? The free consultation is your first glimpse into what working with this attorney is like.
Attorneys should never make clients or potential clients feel as though their questions and concerns are not important. But unfortunately, many do. If you call the attorney’s office, are you able to speak with the attorney, or are you always directed to someone else or to voicemail? How many cases does the firm handle? Firms that have a large number of cases may not be able to dedicate as much time to each case. Your attorney should treat your case with the attention it deserves.
After meeting with birth negligence attorneys, you should be able to narrow your choices down and select the one that you feel is most qualified to take your case.
Compassionate legal guidance you can trust
At The Eisen Law Firm, our attorneys would be honored to meet with you to discuss your possible claim. During your free consultation, you have the opportunity to learn about your legal options. To schedule your free initial consultation with our dedicated birth injury attorneys, call 216-687-0900 or contact us online.