Archive for May, 2018
Check the records in your county courthouse. Many states keep the records of settled, medical malpractice and dental malpractice cases, either in the county or federal courthouse. In some states and localities, these records may be accessed on-line. The listings have information about each case, including the names of the lawyers and whether the case was won or lost. If you can do this, it is a good way to find out the names of winning lawyers. You can contact the clerk’s office at your county courthouse and ask how and where you can see the files of old, medical malpractice or dental malpractice cases.
What if the lawyer has a take-it-or-leave-it attitude? What should you do if you interview a lawyer and he seems to resent your questions or acts as if he is doing you a favor to take your case? Most lawyers are skilled and hard bargainers and may strike a tough pose or act as if they are doing you a favor just to get you to sign up with them on their terms. (more…)