Did your baby suffer a birth injury due to doctor negligence? Maybe your wife was harmed as a result of medical malpractice during pregnancy or while giving birth? Whatever the case, in a birth injury matter, it’s important for those harmed to consider legal action against the negligent party.
However, many people feel as though they can navigate legal matters on their own. This could prove to be a major mistake as a lawyer can help in a number of ways. Here are some reasons to hire legal counsel when filing a birth injury lawsuit.
Understanding Deadlines and Necessary Paperwork
Did you know that there is a timeline for how long you have to file a birth injury lawsuit? Failure to do so within the time period can forfeit your ability to seek compensation. Similarly, if your documents are inaccurate, the defendant may file a motion to dismiss the case that could be granted.
Having a lawyer means getting the right documents and filing in a timely manner. You can prevent sabotaging your own case with legal assistance from someone who has experience in these types of matters.
Protecting Your Rights
When you file a birth injury lawsuit, it’s important to note that your lawsuit is most likely going to go against a large insurance company that is focused on protecting their own profits. They have large legal teams determined to limit their liability.
The hospital and medical professionals have coverage should medical malpractice and birth injury lawsuits arise. The goal of these insurance companies is to pay out as little as possible, which means devaluing your claim or even trying to deny fault completely.
Having a legal team on your side gives you legal knowledge of the tactics these insurance companies often use. This can help you combat them in a manner that positions your case to be more favorable, putting the negligence of the defendant in public spotlight to help hold them accountable.
At The Beasley Firm, our Philadelphia birth injury lawyers have the experience, knowledge, and skill you need. Trust that we’re ready to help you move forward and hold the negligent party responsible for the damages they cause.
Birth injury cases can be complex on your own. We’re here to help. Call (215) 866-2424 today!