Maryland medical malpractice attorney Marcus Boston talks about some of the things that go into hiring a medical malpractice attorney.

You think that you are the victim of medical malpractice here in Maryland but you don’t know what to do. You have seen all the “commercials” bombarding you on the TV. But you are not sure what to do. How do you even hire a lawyer? Do you have to put down any money or better yet, if there is an hourly rate charge? What is it?

First, you must understand that most attorneys in these types of cases work on what is called a contingency basis. What this essentially means is that the lawyer and law firm will not get paid unless you do. How this usually works is that the attorney will take an agreed upon percentage of the settlement of the case or jury trial verdict.

All of this information will be spelled out in the contract you sign with the attorney and law firm. One word of caution. Be sure to make sure that you understand costs. In some instances you might be still responsible for costs, regardless of whether you get a settlement or jury verdict.

Costs can be things like filing costs, expert fees, etc.. As a result, make sure that you understand the contract before you sign it. In addition, some attorneys will tell you that you are responsible for some of the initial investigation of the case. If this is the case, again, your contract will spell out the details.

So why am I giving you this important information now? Because you are probably wondering how do you go about getting a Maryland medical malpractice attorney for your case. Because you might be ready to call and talk with an attorney right now. Here’s what you do, pick up the phone and give me a call. I can be reached at 301-850-4832. Or, if you think that email is a better way initially, send me an email at medicalinjury “at” (Remember to replace the “at” with @. We write the email like this to combat email spammers). We answer questions like yours all the time and we would be glad to hear your story.

Marcus Boston is a Maryland medical malpractice attorney who helps people navigate the Maryland childbirth injury and medical malpractice process to get money for their injuries caused by the carelessness of doctors and hospitals.