If you have been involved in a medical malpractice incident, it is important to find a lawyer that will take care of you. Unfortunately, not all law firms are reputable and many may not have your best interests in mind. The team at Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP wants you to work with experienced, trustworthy professionals that provide the high-quality legal representation you deserve. Below, we have made a list of a few red flags you should keep in mind when looking for a medical malpractice lawyer to help you with your case.
There are several things to look for when choosing an attorney to represent you in your medical malpractice case. We have put together a list of five red flags you should be aware of when looking for the right attorney.
Eagerness to Settle
The right attorney is not going to recommend any course of action before they have all the information about your case. If you walk into the office of a potential lawyer and they immediately start talking about settling, this is not someone that is going to fight for you. Your lawyer should be willing to spend the time that your case needs in order to get you what you deserve.
Asking for Fees Up Front
Usually, attorneys will generally offer clients a free consultation with no obligation so they can get a good understanding of your case and whether it will be a good fit for their firm. In fact, that is exactly what we do at Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP. We want to ensure that we will be able to provide you with the best representation possible. If your attorney is asking for money up front before they know anything about your injuries or experience with possible medical malpractice, this could be a major red flag that they prioritize their own personal gain more than justice.
Absence of Empathy
Medical malpractice cases can be emotionally difficult and stressful, especially if you are still experiencing complications or pain due to the suspected negligent actions of a medical professional. If you’re struggling, your attorney should be empathetic and compassionate toward your situation. If your lawyer is treating you in a harsh manner, it may be better to find someone that can empathize with you and your case.
Find a lawyer that makes you a priority. If you find that your attorney is dodging your phone calls and you’re communicating with their secretary more than your attorney, this is a major red flag. Be sure to find an attorney that is passionate about your case and will make you a priority.
Lack of Experience
Even though new attorneys may be more eager to fight your case, nothing can beat experience. Make sure you look for a lawyer that has a proven track record of success. Attorneys with ample experience can battle insurance companies to get you the compensation you deserve.
Contact the Experienced Team at Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries as a result of a physician’s mistake, the advice of our experienced team can help. If you are looking for a trustworthy attorney to represent you, count on the experienced team at Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP. To schedule a consultation, fill out our online contact form or give us a call at (404) 445-1411.