5 things to look for in a cerebral palsy lawyer

5 Things to Look For in a Cerebral Palsy Lawyer

Staggering statistics show that 4 out of every 1000 births in Canada result in a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy—a complex disorder that requires a lifetime of medical and therapeutic care. While there are many potential causes for Cerebral Palsy, such as prematurity and complications from childbirth, medical negligence is also a factor in many cases.

In the face of this heartbreaking reality, families deserve the best legal representation to protect their rights. Having the right Cerebral Palsy lawyer can make all the difference.

They can help you secure compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, emotional and physical suffering, lost income, and earning capacity. Here are some key factors to consider when searching for a Cerebral Palsy lawyer:

  • Expertise
  • Experience
  • Track record
  • Satisfaction of clients
  • Fees

1. When Choosing a Cerebral Palsy Lawyer, Consider Their Area of Expertise

When selecting a Cerebral Palsy lawyer, it is essential to determine their area of specialization. Depending on the type of case, a lawyer may be better suited for some cases than others. For example, someone specializing in medical malpractice or birth injury litigation may have more insight into the nuances, specific laws and regulations applicable to a Cerebral Palsy case.

Cerebral Palsy lawyers have specialized knowledge of Cerebral Palsy and familiarity with local resources and experts available for those affected by this condition.

2. Look for a Lawyer Experienced in Cerebral Palsy Cases

When selecting a Cerebral Palsy lawyer, it is also important to consider their experience with similar cases. With extensive experience in this area, Cerebral Palsy lawyers can gather all the evidence required—such as medical records and other relevant documents—to effectively prove medical negligence.

Leveraging such a wealth of resources can put a strong case together, supporting your family’s potential claim for compensation. Lawyers who have handled similar cases may better understand the challenges and obstacles that can arise during the legal process and be better equipped to anticipate and address these issues.

3. Ensure the Lawyer has a Top-Notch Track Record of Delivering Successful Outcomes

When searching for a suitable Cerebral Palsy lawyer in Canada, it is essential to research the referrals from families who have had experiences working with them before. These testimonials can provide insight into their success in attaining positive outcomes and respectability in their field.

In addition, researching past court proceedings involving similar cases can serve as a valuable resource for learning more about how they manage Cerebral Palsy-related cases in court and the results they have achieved for their clients.

4. Evaluate the Lawyer’s Commitment to Client Satisfaction

When searching for a Cerebral Palsy lawyer, ensure that they prioritize client satisfaction. Therefore, make sure that the lawyer understands your unique experience and tailors their approach to fit your needs. Additionally, a client-focused lawyer will communicate regularly and effectively with their clients.

They will respond promptly to calls and emails, provide regular updates on the case, and address any questions the client may have. It is necessary to evaluate the quality of communication and attentiveness to your needs from the lawyer to ensure that your legal representation is in good hands.

5. Find a Lawyer That Offers a Contingency fee as a Payment Option

A contingency fee arrangement is an agreement between a lawyer and a client in which the client is not required to pay the lawyer’s fees in advance. Instead, the lawyer’s fees are contingent upon the case’s outcome.

Finding a lawyer who offers a contingency fee as a payment option can be beneficial for several reasons, including the following:

  • This payment structure can be especially advantageous for families who lack the financial means to pay legal fees in advance.
  • The client assumes less financial risk. If the case is not successful, the client is not responsible for paying the lawyer’s fees. This can provide peace of mind, especially in cases where the potential damages may not be clear.
  • A contingency fee arrangement can also provide peace of mind for families facing significant medical bills and other expenses related to their child’s Cerebral Palsy. They can focus on their child’s care and well-being without worrying about additional legal costs.

How can Sommers Roth & Elmaleh Assist you if you Need a Cerebral Palsy Lawyer?

Living with a debilitating medical condition like Cerebral Palsy can be challenging for the affected individual and their families. In addition to the emotional and physical impact of the medical condition, families may also face financial burdens related to medical care and ongoing treatment.

If your child suffered a birth-related brain injury that resulted in a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy, you must take quick action to safeguard your legal rights. For over 40 years, Sommers Roth & Elmaleh has built a solid reputation for standing up for the legal rights of victims affected by birth injuries or medical negligence, including Cerebral Palsy.

With the help of our expert Cerebral Palsy lawyers, you may secure compensation for damages caused by this long-term, non-curable condition, such as:

  • Hospital bills
  • Lost wages due to missed work
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Pain and suffering

Our Cerebral Palsy lawyers have the experience and expertise to access important medical records, evaluate facts, and provide in-depth knowledge about the legal process. They can also assist in negotiations with insurance companies and lawyers for the healthcare providers.

It is worth noting that our advice and assistance is provided at no cost unless and until your case is successful. Caring for a child with Cerebral Palsy may be physically and emotionally taxing for parents, so having a trusted professional manage the legal aspects of the case can provide families with peace of mind.

Contact Sommers Roth & Elmaleh Today to Learn More

If you believe that a doctor’s negligence caused your child’s disorder, contact the Cerebral Palsy lawyers at Sommers Roth & Elmaleh as soon as possible so they can investigate your case and advise you on the best way to proceed with a claim.

At Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, we strive to build trusting client-lawyer relationships based on open communication and complete satisfaction. To schedule a free appointment, call 1-844-940-2386 or contact us here.

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