Birth injuries happen due to a host of reasons. At least some are caused by negligence on the
part of the hospital, doctor or nurse who attended to the delivery of the baby. In such
instances, you can sue the facility or the person for compensation. That will help to provide
with the long-term expenses that you will be incurring due to such a baby.
A birth injury attorney typically argues such cases. Though many of them are specialized in
specific kinds of defects that the baby has, some do take up cases of two or three types. You
need to find the one that handles your type of case.
There are certain things to be aware of when you go to hire a birth injury attorney. Uppermost
in your mind will naturally be the cost involved in such cases. These cases, sometimes are
long-drawn and can go for months. So, it is better to know the costs involved.
How Much Will A Birth Injury Attorney Cost?
They will certainly not come cheap considering that you need someone with expertise in the
field and also the experience in winning such cases. You won’t want to try someone who is
not a sure-shot to win the case.
The good part about these kinds of cases is that the lawyers understand very well the kind of
medical expenses that you are already incurring because of the baby. They won’t insist on
getting paid upfront. Most of them will accept to get paid when and if your compensation
comes. Mostly, the fee is worked out as a percentage of the compensation.
Apart from the lawyer’s fee, other expenses will include the normal office expenses, court fee
or other court expenses and the expense of getting copies of medical and witness reports.
How Long Will The Case Go On?
One thing you can be sure is that the case won’t be over too soon unless the defendant is
willing from the beginning to settle for an amount without litigation. But this is usually not
the case because your lawyer will try to get you the maximum as his fee depends on it. The
defendants will also try to reduce the settlement amount as much as possible. So, the case can
go on for long.
As the lawyer’s fees depend on your getting a compensation, you can be sure that he will
handle the case until the end, however long it takes.