If you've been arrested for a crime you didn't commit, you need to defend your legal rights. You have the right to an attorney who can help you present your case. After being wrongly accused of something myself, I learned quickly how to navigate the legal avenues to have my case dismissed. My attorney was a great resource for building the case, and because of my understanding of the law, it worked. I created this site to share what I learned along the way and some other great tips for others who have been wrongly accused and arrested for a crime.
Were you treated by a doctor that was negligent in their care, or did you suffer due to an error that they made when treating you? If so, a medical malpractice lawsuit can help you get the money you deserve to help recover from your injuries. Before you move forward with your case, be sure not to make any of these mistakes to ensure your lawsuit goes smoothly in mediation or in court.
Talking To Your Doctor About The Injury
This advice may seem counter-intuitive, but it is not a good idea to discuss your injury with your doctor if you plan on filing a lawsuit against them. Your instincts will be to want to find out what happened and how the injury occurred, but by having a conversation, you may accidentally tell your doctor something that would hurt your case if your doctor starts asking you questions.
Remember that you are not a doctor and you are not qualified to answer medical questions about your own injury. Have your personal injury attorney contact the doctor if necessary, he or she will speak for you and prevent complications from occurring.
Not Documenting The Injury
Personal injuries that are related to medical malpractice can take a long time to settle. You do not want to wait until your mediation or trial to start documenting your injuries--do so immediately. This is your evidence that a mistake was made, and waiting until legal proceedings take place can make your injuries look less serious than what they really are.
In addition to taking photos, writing journal entries about your condition will help document things that cannot be photographed. This includes your emotions and pain levels. It will also help you remember how you were feeling on any given day when you are asked about it later.
Not Hiring a Lawyer
Lawsuits are very complex, especially ones that are medically related. You'll have the best chances of winning if you work with a lawyer that specializes in personal injuries such as medical malpractice. Not only do they have the experience working cases like yours, but they will have more respect in the courtroom due to that experience. They understand what kind of settlement that you can receive for your injury, and won't settle for anything less than what you deserve.
For more advice on mistakes that could be made, meet with a lawyer for a consultation regarding your medical malpractice case.Share
7 April 2017