Who Should Represent You in Your Injury or Medical Malpractice Case?

Posted by Richard P. Hastings | Aug 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you have been injured in a car crash or another type of accident or have been the victim of medical, doctor or hospital malpractice you will need to speak with a CT attorney to have your rights explained to you. If you have been seriously injured you will need to hire a personal injury lawyer or medical malpractice attorney so your case can be properly developed and presented to the insurance adjuster, fact arbitrator, judge or jury so that you receive the proper compensation you deserve.  Contact Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP today for a FREE case evaluation.

There are a great number of issues that need to be investigated and developed that could range from determining what happened, to establishing liability, to interviewing witnesses, to consulting with expert witnesses, to developing lost wage or loss of income claims, to monitoring your medical treatment and care, to assisting with problems that arise during your case and helping guide you through the complicated process awaits you. It is therefore important that you consult with and hire an attorney or firm of attorneys to represent you.

There are many important factors in choosing who should represent you and your interests. Three things that are very important are the experience of the attorney, the terms of their representation of you and the level of comfort that you feel with the attorney you ultimately hire. In investigating the level of experience that a lawyer has you will want to see how long the lawyer has been practicing, how long has the attorney handled cases such as yours, what has been the attorney's experience in handling such cases, what special awards or recognition has the lawyer received, what exclusive groups or invitation only memberships does the lawyer belong to, and how is the lawyer viewed by other lawyers , judges and the public which can be determined by consulting rating organizations such as Martindale, Super Lawyers or AVVO.

In terms of their representation of you, it is important to find a CT attorney that will take your case on a contingency fee basis and advance all of the costs to properly develop your case. Under this type of arrangement you will not have to come up with any money out of pocket to prosecute your case. The arrangement should provide that if there is no recovery than you will owe no legal fees and will not have to repay the costs.

Another very important issue is the level of comfort that you have as a result of speaking with the CT attorney that you are interested in hiring. Does the attorney seem genuinely interested in you? Do you get the sense that this attorney is looking out for your best interest and is seeing to it that you are looked after and protected? There are times when you can speak with an attorney and immediately get the sense that they are not interested in you but are only interested in getting your case. In other words, they are more concerned with making money on your file and not about you as a person and your ultimate well being. So it is very important that you find someone who you get the  sense really cares about you and will make sure that you are properly taken care of.

Our firm sets these standards and lives by these important ideals. The client's interests and well being are paramount. We also have an opportunity to refer cases out to attorneys throughout the country for those  injured in other states and require the services of a personal injury and/or medical practice lawyer. Several weeks ago we had the opportunity to refer a woman who was seriously injured to a lawyer in VA. We performed research to find someone who has the qualities, characteristics and experience we require of ourselves before making such a referral.

Attorney Steven Frei who practices with the firm of Sickels, Frei and Mims in Fairfax, VA is one of those remarkable lawyers. If you have a case in VA you should call and speak with Attorney Frei. He really cares about his clients. You can visit his website at www.sfmlawyers.com to get more information. We take pride in referring cases out of state to like minded attorneys and we are proud to count Steven Frei in that group.

If we can help you with your CT case or if you have been injured out of state and need a referral, please visit our website at www.hcwlaw.com or call us at our toll free number at (888)-244-5480. We look out for injured parties and their families. Can we help you?

About the Author

Richard P. Hastings

Attorney Hastings concentrates his practice on personal injury and litigation. Devoted to helping those who have suffered some type of wrong, Richard P. Hastings concentrates his law practice on personal injury law.


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