Most people really don’t have any experience dealing with lawyers. The usual assumption that people have is that lawyers are very expensive. In some cases, this is true. Luckily cerebral palsy attorneys operate a bit differently than other types of attorneys.
Contingency agreements (no-win, no-pay) are very common with lawyers who handle cerebral palsy birth injury cases. In fact, you’ll find that you can get a great lawyer under one of these agreements. These are very simple arrangements. If the attorney manages to win a jury award or to negotiate a settlement that you find acceptable, they take a fee at the end. If they lose your case, you pay them absolutely nothing.
Don’t think that this is entirely without risk, however. You still want the best attorney you can find. Experience is key when it comes to cases involving cerebral palsy.
Why Does it Matter?
You only get one shot at bringing a lawsuit. Because of this, you’ll want to make sure you have the best possible chances of winning, and that means having the best attorney available. Having a good attorney ensures that you’re not gambling and that you’re maximizing your chances of winning your claim. This allows you to be certain that you’re not wasting your chance at getting compensation, as well.
Your attorney will go through the details of your case for you, bring in any experts that are needed, and make sure that you’re ready to go to court if you have to. They will investigate your claims, research relevant case law, and make an official demand. If no settlement is reached, the case proceeds to trial. Make sure you have an attorney who has litigated several cerebral palsy cases in court, and who has a record of success.
There’s another major reason that you want to make sure that you have a good attorney: settlements. If the defendant offers you a settlement, you may wish to negotiate. The settlement offer will likely be made because the defendants feel that they have a chance at losing in court. If you do not have a lawyer, do not expect to receive a settlement offer. Their attorneys are not afraid to face a non-attorney in court.
Talk to an attorney about your situation. If they believe that your case is likely to win, they may offer to represent you during your initial consultation. If they do, you may end up getting enough compensation to pay for your child’s medical care long into the future. For a free consultation into your legal options, call us at 1-855-833-3707.