Deciding Whether to Hire an Atlanta Breast Cancer Lawyer or Represent Yourself? Read this Article First!There are some things you can do yourself and some for which you need a trained professional. Many of us wonder where that line is and whether we can handle things on our own. Before you can make a decision about whether you can represent yourself in a Georgia failure to diagnose breast cancer case you need to know about some of the potential difficulties of handling a case without the help of an experienced Atlanta breast cancer lawyer.
4 Things to Know Before You Represent Yourself in a Breast Cancer Malpractice Case
Before you can make an informed decision about whether to represent yourself or hire an Atlanta cancer malpractice lawyer, it is important to know some important facts about Georgia medical malpractice cases, including:
- Defendants will be represented by counsel. Doctors and hospitals are almost always represented by skilled attorneys who know the law and who will fight hard for their clients.
- You must handle your case according to the same rules of the court as attorneys would follow. All of the statutes of limitations, the rules for filing pleadings, the discovery rules, the rules of evidence and other applicable laws and rules will apply to you even though you are not a licensed lawyer.
- You may not have to pay your Atlanta breast cancer attorney unless you recover damages. Talk to a lawyer about fees before signing an agreement.
- You only have one shot at recovery. Most of the time your right to seek a recovery ends once a binding settlement has been reached or you have exhausted your rights of appeal after a verdict. It may be too late to contact a lawyer after a settlement or verdict, and you may be unable to try again.
How to Contact an Atlanta Breast Cancer Lawyer for Help
You have nothing to lose by contacting a Georgia breast cancer lawyer to schedule a consultation and to ask your questions about legal representation for your failure to diagnose case. You do not make a commitment to hire a lawyer by requesting a consultation.
To schedule a meeting with an experienced Georgia breast cancer attorney, please call 1.770.518.1133 today.
We also invite you to learn more about your rights by reading our FREE book, I Have Cancer Should it Have Been Caught Earlier.