What to Look for When Choosing a Miami Medical Malpractice Attorney
When most people research Florida medical malpractice actions, they can typically find information concerning the prevalence of medical malpractice, the sizable settlements, and verdicts that can sometimes result from medical malpractice actions in Florida, laws regulating Florida medical malpractice litigation, and related statistics. However, it is not always as easy to find reliable information about which attorneys have the requisite knowledge and experience to litigate these complex matters and win big for their clients. If you are thinking of filing a medical malpractice case in Florida, chose your attorney wisely. You want to retain an attorney with extensive experience handling medical malpractice actions in Florida and a track record of success.
Here are some things to look for:
1. Relevant Experience
Not all personal injury lawyers are equipped to handle medical malpractice cases. While many Florida injury lawyers may advertise that they handle these cases, the truth is that many lawyers refer medical malpractice cases to attorneys outside their law firm or are otherwise unwilling or unable to handle these matters. Medical malpractice cases require extensive financial resources, a thorough understanding of the laws governing Florida medical malpractice actions, and experience navigating the complex medical and legal issues that inevitably arise in these cases. For example, every medical malpractice case requires the plaintiff’s lawyer to acquire a working knowledge of the precise medical issues involved in a case and have a solid understanding of the agency and employment liability issues.
During your initial consultation with a medical malpractice attorney, you should ask about that attorney’s experience litigating medical malpractice actions, trial and settlement results, availability to devote the necessary time to your case.
2. A Track Record of Success
While lawsuits can be unpredictable and past results are no guarantee of success, you still want a law firm that has a track record of regularly winning medical malpractice cases. If nothing else, this may offer leverage to you when negotiating a settlement. Lawyers and insurance companies know which lawyers have the knowledge and experience to obtain big results for their clients. You should too.
3. Time and Financial Resources
You should ask about the nature and number of litigation matters your lawyer or law firm handles. Florida medical malpractice cases are extremely time-consuming and do not lend themselves to a “volume” practice. Many personal injury lawyers in Florida advertise on television, radio, and billboards seeking quantity over quality when it comes to new cases. You need a lawyer with time to focus on your case and the financial resources to retain quality experts and consultants. Hiring a lawyer or law firm without adequate time and resources to devote to your medical malpractice case may place you at a considerable disadvantage.
Speak with a Miami Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you or a loved one believe you may have a medical malpractice case and are interested in speaking with an experienced medical malpractice attorney in Miami, contact Viñas & DeLuca, PLLC. Our lawyers have over 35 years of combined legal experience litigating these matters. We are available 24/7/365 to speak with you on the phone. Or, you can chat with us online or complete our free and confidential Contact Form.