A Dallas birth injury attorney may be able to help you if your child was injured due to causes that weren’t naturally occurring. If your child was injured during the birthing process because of medical negligence, you may be able to file a lawsuit to seek compensation from the healthcare provider.
Determining the Cause
Before you discount this option, it’s important to remember that you’re not expected to determine the cause of the injury yourself. The jury will make that determination. What you need to do is work with a qualified attorney to see whether or not they believe that you have a strong case for medical negligence. If you do, the attorney will start putting it together for you so that you can seek compensation from a jury.
Working as a Team
Your legal team will work with you through this entire process. They’ll talk to anyone who needs to be contacted, deal with the people being sued and handle all the paperwork. Once they agree to work with you and you with them, they take over all the heavy lifting for you. What you’ll have to do is to make sure that you follow their advice to the letter. You’ll want to avoid dealing with the people you’re suing on your own and, most certainly, you don’t want to try negotiating any settlements with them without your attorney. Your attorney is there to represent you and to make sure that you’re not taken advantage of.
Going to a Jury Trial
If the people you’re suing believe that they have a chance in court, they’ll want to go to a jury trial. The jury will determine how much of an award you’ll receive, if any. There are some things you need to keep in mind.
- No lawyer can tell you whether your suit will win or not
- No one you’re suing knows if it will lose
- The jury may not award the full award sought
- There may be time limitations for filing a suit
The treatment of cerebral palsy and other baby injuries can be very expensive. Getting compensation to help with these expenses is the motivation behind most lawsuits. If medical negligence did play a part in your child being injured, your attorney may be able to craft a case that will be persuasive to a jury and that will result in your getting the compensation that your child and your family deserves.