Sustaining an injury due to a medical professional’s negligence or wrongful actions can be a daunting experience. Unfortunately, medical malpractice cases cause countless issues and injuries every year for patients across the country. However, if you have suffered a health setback because of a healthcare professional’s actions, consider reaching out to an experienced Virginia medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible to determine what legal options you may have.

In the guide below, we have prepared some questions you should consider asking potential medical malpractice lawyers to help you determine if these attorneys are the right fit for you and your case.

What Experience Do You Have Handling Medical Malpractice Cases?

Before hiring a medical malpractice attorney, it is crucial to learn about their background, their experience handling medical malpractice cases, and whether they have handled cases similar to yours. That is why, during your initial consultation, consider asking the following questions:

  • How long have you been handling medical malpractice cases?
  • Has your law firm handled cases that are similar to mine?
  • What was the outcome of your cases?
  • If my case goes to trial, do you have trial experience?
  • Will you be the only attorney working on my case? 

How Much Will It Cost To Retain You?

In general, most medical malpractice attorneys are paid on a contingency basis, meaning they only get paid after a successful financial recovery. However, before assuming that all medical malpractice attorneys handle their cases this way, asking these attorneys about their fee arrangements is advisable when first meeting with them. More importantly, obtaining this information during the initial consultation can prevent disagreements from occurring down the road.

How Long Will The Case Take To Resolve?

Medical malpractice cases can have varying timelines, ranging from a few months to several years before resolving. When looking for a potential medical malpractice attorney, it is crucial to find someone who can assess the unique facts and circumstances of your case and review these timelines with you so you have a better understanding of what your case will entail.

How Will You Communicate With Me Regarding My Case?

Lawyers have varying communication preferences. Some prefer phone calls, while others prefer emails. When you have your first consultation with a lawyer, discuss which communication method you prefer and confirm that they will be able to meet your requests. Establishing clear communication channels helps prevent any issues that may affect the progress of your case. You should also inquire whether you will be able to contact your lawyer whenever you have questions or concerns regarding your case.

Contact Hollingsworth Law Today and Learn How Our Legal Team Can Help You

At Hollingsworth Law, our experienced legal team is committed to helping clients in various legal areas, including medical malpractice. If you suspect that you have been a victim of medical malpractice in Virginia and you want to explore your legal options, we invite you to contact us today. We can review your case and determine what legal course of action may be able to help you achieve the justice you deserve.