If your child has suffered from common birth injuries, my heart goes out to you…. and please know that you may be entitled to legal representation.
Common birth injuries like cerebral palsy, brachial plexus, Erb’s palsy, and Klumke’s palsy can cause lifelong physical and mental damage. It is thereby important that you explore legal help as soon as possible.
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I am passionate about helping people to navigate trauma and all sorts of life stresses. With this in mind, I put together this short guide with a detailed process of how to get legal representation for birth injuries.
How To Move Forward After a Birth Injury
Step 1: Identify Law Firms Specializing in Birth Injury Incidents
When looking for a law firm to represent one in cases of common birth injuries, it is vital to find a legal representative specializing in such matters. People can simply search online or contact their state’s bar association.
Step 2: Research and Review the Selected Firms
Once a person has narrowed down the list of potential law firms, it is time to review them in more detail. This includes reading about their practice areas, the team of lawyers working on the case, and what kind of support the victim can expect from the firm.
Step 3: Call the Law Firm for Initial Consultation
After reviewing the selected firms, opting for an initial consultation is time. Most firms offer free consultations to potential clients, so take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about their services and how they can help.
During the consultation, be sure to ask questions like:
- How many birth injury cases have they handled?
- What is their experience with the specific type of birth injury?
- What is their strategy for winning such cases?
- What are the costs involved in hiring the particular firm?
- How long will it take to resolve the case?
Step 4: Meet with the Lawyer
After deciding to hire a law firm, the next step is to meet the lawyer who will be handling the case. This meeting is important as it will allow the victim to discuss their case in more detail and ask any questions they may have.
One should come prepared to this meeting by bringing any medical records or other documentation related to their child’s birth injury. The lawyer will also need to gather some information from their clients, such as the date of the birth injury, the hospital’s name, and the doctors and nurses involved.
Step 5: Decide if You Want to Hire the Lawyer
In the last step, you will need to decide if you want to hire a lawyer. If the answer is yes, the next step is to sign a retainer agreement. This document outlines the terms and conditions of hiring the lawyer and how much you will need to pay upfront. Make sure that you read and understand the agreement before signing it.
No matter what route you decide to take, you must remember that you have time limits for taking legal action. These deadlines, known as statutes of limitations, vary from state to state. Be sure to speak with an attorney soon so that you do not miss the deadline for filing your case.
Getting legal representation for such injuries does not have to be difficult or expensive. By following these aforementioned steps, you can ensure that you have the best chance of success in your case.
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