There is a settlement on the table in your medical malpractice case.
With that said, your case is still scheduled for trial in a few weeks.
The settlement amount is close to what you think may be suitable to fix what the doctor did wrong to you.
However, you are just not sure if you should go forward to trial and try to get everything that you feel you deserve.
Who makes this call as to whether you should settle the case or go to trial?
The short of it is that you, the client get the last say as to whether the case settles or goes to trial.
Remember, your lawyer works for you.
The job of your lawyer in these types of situations is to help you make the best decision for your case.
Your attorney will take the time to tell you what he or she thinks about your case if it is heard by a jury.
Your lawyer will go through with you the pros and the cons of your case.
This type of information can be valuable as to whether the settlement is the way to go, or if the risk of trial is better.
At the end of the day you have to understand that there is always risk associated with a trial, as there is no way to 100% know which way the fact finder will come down as to your set of facts.
If you think you would like to know more about this process, and if your matter happened in Maryland, this is what we invite you to do.
Pick up the phone and give us a call.
We can be reached at 301-850-4832. We answer questions like yours all the time regarding Maryland medical malpractice law and we would be glad to listen to your story.