Philadelphia Medical Malpractice FAQs

Q. How do I know if I have a good medical malpractice claim?

A: Talking to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer is the best way to evaluate the merits of your case and claim. The Pearce Law Firm offers a free, no obligation evaluation of your medical malpractice case and will tell you whether your case has merit. There is no obligation to you whatsoever for this free consultation.

Q. What if I have a good medical malpractice case but can’t afford legal fees?

A: We take most medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t owe us any fees up front and only pay if and when we obtain compensation for you. Our fee is then a percentage of what we collect on your behalf.

Q. How much do you think my claim is worth?

A: It is, of course, impossible to answer this question before investigating your claim; however, we may be able to give you a likely range based on the facts and merits of the circumstances surrounding your medical malpractice accident.

Some factors that determine the value of a medical malpractice claim include the severity of the injuries, whether the injuries are permanent or temporary, whether the injured party was an income earner or supporting others, the cost of medical treatments, whether there was or is pain and suffering, whether negligence was involved, whether lifelong care will be involved, etc. etc. Please feel free to call or e-mail us and we would be happy to give you the benefit of our experience and offer you a free, no obligation medical malpractice consultation and provide a realistic estimate of what your medical malpractice claim might be worth.

Q. The insurance company representative says I don’t need a medical malpractice lawyer. Is this true?

A: Insurance Companies representatives are paid by the insurance company to represent the insurance company’s best interest and to minimize their payouts. We highly recommend that you have an experienced medical malpractice lawyer looking out for your best interests. In fact, we usually suggest that our clients not even talk to insurance companies until they have a medical malpractice lawyer representing them.

Q. Will I have to go to trial to collect what is due to me or can we settle out of court?

A: The Pearce Law Firm believes very strongly in our motto “Working Toward Settlement While Aggressively Preparing For Trial.” While the majority of medical malpractice claims we handle do settle without having to go to court, the more prepared we are for trial, the better your settlement, and the more likely are the chances the other side will want to settle.

Q: How soon do I have to file a claim?

A: Generally, a medical malpractice claim must be filed within two years. However, sometimes notice must be given within six months. Also, sometimes a medical malpractice claim can be filed after two years if the injury or negligence was not discovered until later.

Q: Why should I choose The Pearce Law Firm to represent me?

A: Edith Pearce is a successful, sought-after New Jersey and Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyer with a great track record and many years of trial experience. Edith Pearce is intelligent (a member of MENSA) and has been recognized as the best of the best by her peers, being named a 2005 “Super Lawyer,” reserved for the top 5% of Pennsylvania lawyers and receiving the highest rating, “AV”, from Martindale-Hubble. In addition, before representing the rights of injured people, Ms. Pearce worked for both a large insurance company and also a law firm that defended (rather than filed) claims. As a result, she has a decided advantage in working with insurance companies and defense lawyers in getting her clients the maximum compensation and delivers superior results. Unlike the huge firms with dozens of attorneys where many different attorneys may be handling different aspects of your case, Edith Pearce is involved in your entire case from start to finish. She genuinely cares about her clients and you will not be treated like just another case or file. Put her inside knowledge, intelligence, compassion and experience to work for you.

If you or a loved one has a medical malpractice claim in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, or New Jersey call us today for a FREE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CONSULTATION, or send us an instant e-mail.

We are dedicated to protecting your rights and obtaining full and fair compensation for you.

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If you or a loved one has a medical malpractice claim in Philadelphia or Pennsylvania and New Jersey, call us today for a FREE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CONSULTATION, or send us an instant e-mail.