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How do I pick the best attorney for my medical malpractice claim?
If you’ve been injured due to medical malpractice, it’s important that you get an experienced attorney to handle your case. If you’re getting someone that doesn’t know what they’re doing in the medical malpractice field, it can literally be fatal to your case. When you go on our website, you will find that we have some of the largest verdicts, not only in the state of Florida but in the nation. We had the largest medical malpractice verdict in the nation in 2012, which is one of the largest verdicts in the history of Florida. We got there through hard work, experience, and dedication.
You’ll also find that I began my career defending doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare providers, so when we handle medical malpractice cases, we can use that knowledge. I’ve actually had the privilege of sitting inside insurance carrier claims committee meetings and am able to identify what they deem important when deciding whether to resolve a case.
We work every case as if it’s going to trial. If you don’t do that, they’re not going to treat you seriously and they’re not going to pay your client the reasonable, full value of their case. Because of that, we’re able to get many cases resolved short of trial..
There are a number of other things you can look to, including board certification. Lawyers will have to try a number of cases in their field to qualify. Judges and opposing lawyers are interviewed. They must then pass a written test. There are also national recognitions, such as Best Lawyers in America. Our firm has a tier one rating in the field of medical malpractice, which means we’re considered one of the top firms in the state.
We have lawyers at our firm who have been ranked by Best Lawyers in America as the top lawyer in the region multiple times in the last decade. Other recognitions you can look for include things like International Academy of Trial Lawyers, ABOTA, the American College of Trial Lawyers, and International Society of Barristers. There are only a handful of lawyers in each state that are picked for those organizations and it’s based upon their accomplishments as trial lawyers, and it’s based upon being deemed the cream of the crop.
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