There are various reasons for a birth injury to happen. There are also instances when this is
due to the negligence of the medical practitioner or other medical professionals. In such
cases, you have the option to sue them for compensation.
Before you settle for a birth injury attorney to take up your case you need to understand a few
things about birth injury cases and lawyers.
Understanding The Attorney’s Specialty
Although many of the birth injury lawyers handle all kinds of birth injury diseases, there are
some who specialize only in cerebral palsy. You should find out the kind of defects that the
lawyer handles and see if it suits you.
It has been found that those who specialize in particular defects are more successful than
those who handle general cases.
How Do You Find A Birth Injury Attorney?
There are the traditional ways of searching the Yellow Pages or taking the help of your
family and friends. More and more people are finding the specialists through the internet.
You can find more details about the lawyers, their firms and the kind of cases they handle.
The internet will also give you more information about how many cases they have won in the
type that you are looking for.
How Does The Case Progress?
The case will start with the birth injury attorney studying the details and finding out whether
you really have a case that could be taken up. They need to assess whether there was medical
negligence in your case. For this, they will need to study all the documents that you can hand
Once the lawyer finds that there is a case, he or she will start collecting more evidence. The
lawyer will also try to get some witnesses to the case. They will contact experts and go
through the fine details of the case. It is also at this stage that a negotiation will start with the
defendant for an out of court settlement.
Before the negotiation starts you should discuss with the lawyer and arrive at an amount. If
the defendants don’t agree to a settlement, then the litigation will begin.
From the time the litigation starts, it is totally in the hands of your lawyer to either get a good
out-of- court settlement or to make the court to declare an amount of compensation.
There is a possibility of a settlement any time during the trial process.