Finding the highest-rated medical malpractice firm is crucial for the outcome of your case, and often means the difference between winning and losing. So, how do you go about finding a top-rated law firm? There are some factors that you should think about as you make your decision. Here’s how to get started and a list of what to look for in a medical malpractice legal team.
It’s hard to know where to begin your search for a highly-rated medical malpractice attorney. Starting with the following will help you narrow your search:
Consider the following factors so you make the best decision for your situation and your medical malpractice case.
Experience – When you hire a medical malpractice attorney, you want to know that he or she has experience with your type of malpractice case, whatever it is. If your case involves a birth injury, look to a seasoned, successful birth injury lawyer. If it is related to a cancer misdiagnosis, look for an attorney who specializes in cancer claims. Follow up with questions about how long he or she has been practicing law and what his or her experience is with cases like yours.
Track Record – This may be the most important question to ask. When you are looking to hire a medical malpractice law firm, its track record matters. Find out how successful the firm has been fighting cases for clients in your situation. What were the outcomes? Were the clients satisfied?
Strategy – The attorney you choose should outline for you which approaches are appropriate for your case, which one will be used, and why. Don’t be shy about asking further questions about case strategy. Not all cases go to trial. In fact, many of them are settled prior to trial. Asking your attorney about the alternatives will prepare you for what may happen in your case. How your attorney proceeds can definitely affect the outcome of your case. While an attorney will not be able to tell you what the outcome of your case will be with certainty, he or she should be able to tell you what the possible outcomes are, and which is likely for you.
Cost – You need to know exactly how your attorney calculates fees for legally representing you. Depending on your case, you could be charged a set amount or an hourly rate. If your lawsuit is for a monetary recovery, your lawyer may charge you a contingency fee, which means that your attorney gets paid a percentage of the money you receive after successful litigation or a settlement. Additionally, you need to discuss how expenses are handled, and what you are responsible for paying. Of course, your attorney won’t be able to tell you the exact amount your case will cost, but he or she should be able to provide you with a potential amount.
At Ross Feller Casey, our team of attorneys excels in every aspect mentioned above. Here’s how we do it:
Our Attorneys Are Experienced
The team of attorneys at Ross Feller Casey, 21 in all, have the experience to win medical malpractice cases on behalf of our clients. We have litigated cases against some of the largest corporations, most prominent hospitals, and leading insurance companies – and won.
Our founding partners, Robert Ross, Joel Feller, and Matt Casey have decades of experience in litigating all types of medical malpractice lawsuits.
We Have a Proven Track Record
The Philadelphia Inquirer said Ross Feller Casey was among “the nation’s tops plaintiffs firms.” You only have to look at the firm’s long list of record-setting verdicts and settlements to see why. In fact, in the last five years alone, Ross Feller Casey has recovered a remarkable $1 billion for its clients, much of that in cases involving medical malpractice.
We Know How to Strategize
Every medical malpractice lawsuit is different and requires different strategies to be successful. Whether your case goes to trial or it’s settled before it makes it to a courtroom, our attorneys prepare to litigate the case. That ensures that we always provide our clients with the best possible outcome.
Our Fees are Contingent on Winning
At Ross Feller Casey, all of our medical malpractice cases are handled on a contingency basis. That means that you don’t pay anything unless we receive a financial award for your case. There are no upfront costs to clients, and your initial consultation is free.
If you or a family member has been injured due to medical malpractice, Ross Feller Casey can help defend your rights and receive the compensation you deserve for your damages. Contact our offices today to schedule your free case evaluation.
Disclaimer: Ross Feller Casey, LLP provides legal advice only after an attorney-client relationship is formed. Our website is an introduction to the firm and does not create a relationship between our attorneys and clients. An attorney-client relationship is formed only after a written agreement is signed by the client and the firm. Because every case is unique, the description of awards and summary of cases successfully handled are not intended to imply or guarantee that same success in other cases. Ross Feller Casey, LLP represents catastrophically injured persons and their families in injury and wrongful death cases, providing legal representation in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.