All the cases our law firm handles are at no charge to you whatsoever unless we are able to obtain money for you. Once we agree to take your case you will not be billed for anything related to your claim during its pendency. Most lawyers in the United States on these kinds of cases use this contingency-fee method and take the standard 33% of the net recovery once your claim settles, and we are no different. This is standard in our industry and ensures, through our law firm’s financial strength, that we will handle your case no matter how long it takes. The financial burden is all on us.
When you first call our 24-hour hotline, you will either reach an attorney or an attorney will call you, usually within a matter of hours. At the first call, you should be prepared to describe your medical treatment and why you feel that the medical provider has hurt your health. This is a broad area, and can include damage to your health, damage to an organ, loss of chance of survival in cancer cases, loss of enjoyment of life, physical and psychological pain and suffering. The damage may not even be to you. For example, during birth of your baby many things can go wrong and in those birth-injury cases you can file a claim against the doctors or hospital on behalf of your baby. Pain and suffering damage awards are awarded by a jury, which is guaranteed in the United States Constitution. For example, most recently in New York City, Bronx County, a jury awarded $172 Million to a young lady who suffered at the hands of paramedics who did not take her to the hospital in time.
We will never know if you have a good case unless you obtain your medical records related to your injuries. Ideally, on catastrophic cases and death cases it is to your great advantage that we review whatever medical records you have. However, in cases on which we agree to investigate, we will obtain the medical records for you. You do not need to have them when you call us.