How Connecticut Medical Malpractice Lawyers Can Help You Reach a Fair Settlement
When we hear that somebody has been a victim of medical malpractice and that they plan on filing a lawsuit against a healthcare provider, our minds tend to jump to images we’ve seen on television and in the movies. We picture attorneys questioning witnesses, wise judges stepping in and cautioning attorneys against leading witnesses, and dramatic jury verdicts being delivered to tearful plaintiffs and defendants. The truth is that many medical malpractice cases are resolved via settlements rather than by a jury’s decision. Settlement agreements offer many benefits for both parties in a medical malpractice case, but it is essential that the attorney that is representing you acts aggressively in order to make sure that a fair settlement is reached. If you have been injured as a result of medical care that falls below the standard of acceptable care, contact the Connecticut medical malpractice lawyers at Jonathan Perkins Attorneys at Law for help.
If you have been the victim of medical malpractice and you are seeking damages to help you with the financial impact of your injury, it is important for you to understand the advantages and disadvantages of a court case versus a settlement. Though going to trial may yield a larger amount of money, it generally will take much longer, and may lead to an extended period of time before money is actually received because a defendant may appeal a court decision. Accepting a fair settlement may mean sacrificing a great deal of money but being able to move on with your life and putting the ordeal behind you sooner.
However your case ends up being resolved, the process of filing motions and going through discovery of all of the facts involved in the case will still take place. It is during the discovery process, and the preparation of the case, that the strength of your case will be established, and this will have a big impact on the amount of compensation that the defense ends up offering in a settlement. At Jonathan Perkins Attorneys at Law, we have an expansive network of expert witnesses that we can call upon to analyze the details of your case in order to determine whether the proper standard of care was delivered and whether negligence took place. They can also provide important information regarding the impact of the damage on the plaintiff. If the expert witness testimony is strong and agrees that negligence took place, the defendant is likely to offer to settle rather than have to appear in court.
Though the defense attorney will work hard to minimize the amount of money that their client has to pay in damages, the Connecticut medical malpractice attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Attorneys at Law will aggressively pursue a fair settlement on your behalf, and if one is not forthcoming we will be fully prepared to take your case to trial. For an analysis on the strength of your case and information on how we can help you, call us today.
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