Tips for Hiring the Best Medical Malpractice Attorney in Richmond

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There are no two ways about it: if you are the victim of medical malpractice, you have a right to sue for damages. 

All medical providers have an obligation to give the best care they possibly can.

When a medical provider violates this maxim, it can create serious problems for their patients and their families.

If you are thinking about suing over medical malpractice in Virginia, you want to know how to find the best medical malpractice lawyers in Virginia.

However, it is not always clear how to find a good medical malpractice attorney.

These tips are to help show you how to find the best medical malpractice lawyers possible.

Shop Around

First, be sure to shop around while you are looking for a medical malpractice attorney.

Don’t just hire the first lawyer you speak to.

Check-in with a couple of other attorneys.

In doing so, you can check the approach suggested by your attorney against other attorneys’ advice.

If you speak with three attorneys who offer three different approaches to your case, pick the one that best suits your case’s individual needs.

Because most medical malpractice attorneys offer free consultations, you don’t have much to lose.

If an attorney will not meet with you without charging a fee, you may want to steer clear of them.

Look for Reviews

While you are choosing which attorneys to speak with, look for reviews of those attorneys.

Websites like Google often have attorney reviews, but there are also attorney-specific review sites like Avvo and Findlaw that have attorney reviews.

You may find a red flag in a review or multiple reviews that will help you avoid wasting your time speaking with an attorney who is not a good fit for you.

If you know anyone who has sued over medical malpractice in the past, you can also speak with them for recommendations.

Many attorney websites will have client testimonials too.

These can be of great help in screening medical malpractice attorneys.

Be Cautious If They Promise You the World

Remain wary of any attorney who promises you the world or guarantees that they will get compensation for you.

A good medical malpractice attorney will not make such promises and will probably tell you that there is a range that you might see in a settlement.

A good attorney will not guarantee to you that they will get you X amount of money because such guarantees can be difficult to follow through on.

A rule of thumb to remember in this regard is if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. If you speak with several attorneys that give you similar settlement estimates, you can have confidence that they are being upfront and honest with you.

Experience and Focus

Finding a lawyer who has extensive experience with medical malpractice is a must. The same goes for any area of law.

A lawyer with experience in a given area will know the ins and outs of that area of law. Drawing on their experience, they will be ready for whatever direction your case takes.

Without an experienced medical malpractice attorney, your medical malpractice case may face unforeseen challenges in the claims process that can derail it.

Finding a lawyer who has medical malpractice as one of their focus areas is a good way to find one with specific experience in the area.

Different areas of law require different skill sets. It is difficult, if not impossible, to master every area of law and keep up with that mastery.

Every area of law is constantly evolving, so you want an attorney who is keeping up with the evolution of medical malpractice specifically.

If medical malpractice is one of their focus areas, it is a good sign that they have experience with it. 

Contact Lantz & Robins, P.C.

If you are shopping around for medical malpractice attorneys in Richmond, Virginia, contact us at Lantz & Robins, P.C., for a free consultation.

As medical malpractice is one of our focus areas, we have extensive experience in the field and can help guide you through your claim from start to finish.

Don’t just take our word for it; check out our case results and testimonials pages to see what we have done for our previous medical malpractice clients.

Our goal is to give you the best medical malpractice help possible, so don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. Call us today!

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Mr. Robins is an active member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice, groups that are dedicated to making transportation, healthcare, and workplaces safer for average people. Born and raised in Richmond, Mr. Robins graduated from the University of North Carolina and earned his law degree from the Washington College of Law at American University.