There are times when children are injured and the causes are unavoidable. There are too many, however, where these injuries could and should have, been avoided. Medical negligence may play a role in your child having suffered those injuries. Contacting a birth injury lawyer may reveal the truth of the matter, if dealing with the healthcare facility that delivered your child is getting you nowhere.
Why it Works
A lawyer will investigate your child’s birth and how they came to be injured. The medical facility where your child suffered their injuries will conduct their own investigation but, as is the case with all things medical, a second opinion is an entirely worthwhile thing to go about getting. The investigators that work for the attorney will take a look at all of the ways in which your child may have been injured and, in doing so, they may determine that filing a lawsuit is appropriate.
How Do I Know?
You’ll find out in the same way, if your claim goes to trial that a jury will find out about how your child was injured. Experts will comb through all the evidence and make a case that your child was injured by medical negligence, if this is the case. If your child was not injured by medical negligence, they will let you know. The attorneys who handle these claims work on contingency, so there’s no reason for them to take a claim that isn’t going to win. They have nothing to gain if they do and will have to invest their time and effort into a losing case for which they won’t get paid. If they believe that you have a valid claim, however, they will work to ensure that you get your day in court or a settlement.
Will I Win?
There’s no way to know this ahead of time and these claims don’t always win in court. When they’re very strong, the defendant may want to offer you a settlement to avoid having to pay for court costs to defend themselves against a case that they know they’re going to lose. Your attorney will make sure that you know whether or not what the defendant is offering is a suitable sum of money or whether you should go ahead and have it out in court. Either way, your family may stand to win substantial compensation that can help a great deal with medical expenses.