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Why You Need a Cerebral Palsy Lawyer

By Frank Martyn Subscribe to RSS | December 6th 2011 | Views:
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The cerebral palsy lawyer focuses her practice on helping the parents of those with cerebral palsy. However, some parents consider saving money by not hiring a lawyer. This is short sighted. If you speak with parents who have received the compensation that they need to raise their child and address all of his special needs, you’ll likely find that they are very glad that they hired a cerebral palsy lawyer. And, like other personal injury cases, you don’t pay your lawyer unless she gets money for you.

1. No lawyer is an expert in all areas of law

Practicing personal injury law, specifically cerebral palsy law, is a highly demanding profession. There are always changes in the law and new factual scenarios to analyze. Cerebral palsy lawyers spend each day focused on helping injured people like your child; they attend continuing education classes; constantly read; and participate on list serves to keep up with it all.

General practitioners commonly refer cases to the cerebral palsy lawyer because they cannot properly keep up with all the ins and outs of the law and best represent the client.

2. Is the offer from your doctor’s malpractice carrier a good offer? Not likely.

The actors on television, representing insurance companies, are paid to sell insurance. That’s where it ends. When you file a claim, you will not be chatting with a television star. Of course, you know this; but, many people find it helpful to be reminded that the insurance company is in the business of making money. That’s their only business.

They want to keep as much of the premiums paid my medical personnel as possible. So, they pay out the very least amount of money possible. While the settlement offer they dangle in front of you may look good at the moment, chances are that you will be very disappointed if you accept it.

Your cerebral palsy lawyer will tell you what she thinks your case is worth in dollars.

3. Legal complexity

The legal system is made up of rules and deadlines. Evidence must be analyzed, witnesses must be interviewed, witnesses must be deposed…medical and legal investigations…. negotiations…legal research and analysis…. are daily duties of the cerebral palsy lawyer.

If you miss even one deadline, your case may be dead in the water. And the means that you will never receive the compensation you need and deserve.

4.The needs of a cerebral palsy child

Caring for children is a great joy and a lot of work. This is magnified exponentially when you are caring for a child with cerebral palsy.

Hiring cerebral palsy lawyers will allow you to put your focus on your child and not the medical malpractice lawsuit. You can take care of yourself and your child while your attorney takes care of all of the legal issues.

Most parents sleep better at night if they know they have a legal team in their corner.

5. Hire cerebral palsy lawyers as soon as possible

Lawsuits take a long time so the more you delay in hiring a cerebral palsy lawyer, the longer you wait to receive compensation for the medical mistake that caused your child’s cerebral palsy.

And, as time passes, evidence may disappear. Memories fade.

In addition, as mentioned above, if you miss some legal deadlines, your case is dead in the water. This means that you will never receive money to pay your child’s medical expenses, special school expenses, and special care expenses.

One of these do or die deadlines is called the “statute of limitations.” It means that you have to bring your case (i.e. file your lawsuit) within a specific period of time set by the state.

If you have more questions and concerns about your cerebral palsy medical negligence case, consult with a qualified cerebral palsy lawyer.

Frank Martyn - About Author:
At Duffy and Duffy - cerebral palsy attorneys, our cerebral palsy lawyers have the experience to help families whose child has been the victim of cerebral palsy.

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