NJ Medical Malpractice Claims & Settlements
The Parsippany medical malpractice attorneys at the Law Offices of James C. DeZao, P.A. have a wealth of experience litigating personal injury lawsuits. We can evaluate the specifics of your medical malpractice case and develop a strong legal strategy that best serves your goals. In addition, we have the legal skill to analyze a settlement that has been offered to you and advise you on the appropriate next steps.
NJ Malpractice Settlement Offers: The Benefits of Retaining Legal Help
One key benefit to speaking with a personal injury attorney before accepting a settlement offer for your medical malpractice claim is that your attorney will inform you if the offer is sufficient to cover your current and possibly future medical expenses. Some personal injuries worsen over time and require additional medical attention. If you settle before seriously weighing that possibility you may be selling yourself short. Additionally, your medical malpractice attorney will be able to tell, from past lawsuits, if you could win a larger settlement for your malpractice claim by going to trial.
On the other hand, your case may contain many difficulties that you are not privy to that could diminish your chance of winning. Your attorney might also be familiar with opposing counsel’s trial tactics which may prove to be emotionally stressful or personally damaging for you, thus making you reconsider the settlement that has been offered. If you do walk away with a large settlement there could possibly be tax consequences that you are unfamiliar with and possibly not ready for. Your attorney also has a keen understanding of the way insurance companies operate and can challenge any roadblocks or obstacles they may throw your way.
As you can see, there are many solid reasons for securing a personal injury attorney prior to accepting a settlement offer. You owe it to yourself to present the settlement offer you received to your personal injury attorney who will advise you to either accept it or reject it and will provide the reasoning behind that decision.
Contact The Law Offices of James C. DeZao Today
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of possible malpractice, call our office at 1-855-432-2489. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many injury cases a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Therefore, please contact us right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.