Your attorney has taken the time to explain to you the current offer on the table regarding your Maryland injury case.
Add to this, your attorney has given you the pros and the cons regarding settling the case versus going to trial.
After taking some time to think things over you decide that it is in your best interest to settle the case.
It’s the right thing to do under your set of facts.
HERE COMES TALK FROM THE PEANUT GALLERY…
After your case is completed and wrapped up you are at a function and you happen to run into an attorney.
You get to chatting it up with the attorney and you learn that he is an injury attorney.
He soon learns about the injury that you sustained and begins to ask you questions about things.
You inform him that you were really satisfied with your attorney who helped you through things and really satisfied with what you were able to recover.
As the conversation continues the attorney learns how much you were able to recover.
Upon learning this, the attorney states, “I could have gotten you more than that.”
This then starts your mind to wonder…is he right, you ask yourself?
Was the case was worth more than my settlement?
NOT SO FAST…
What you must remember in situations like this is that the attorney you are now talking to does not know all of the important facts surrounding your case.
For example, has this attorney had an opportunity to completely interview you about the facts surrounding your injury?
Has this attorney had an opportunity to request and analyze your medical records?
Has this attorney had an opportunity to speak with the insurance adjuster in your case, or the defense attorney, or the hospital risk management officer?
Has this attorney had the chance to review the legal issues present?
Has this attorney had a chance to see if lost wages can be proven?
Has this attorney…we think you get the picture.
SO WHAT YOU ARE SAYING IS…
The attorney that you are now speaking with after the fact is just not privy to the same amount of important information that the attorney you hired was privy to.
As a result, it will be hard for this attorney, or any other attorney to give a good assessment as to a final value of your case or i other words, that the case was worth more than my settlement.
HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS?
If you have more questions about whether you have been the victim of medical malpractice in Maryland this is what we invite you to do.
Remember it costs you absolutely nothing to take this action.
Pick up the phone and give us a call.
We can be reached at 301-850-4832.
We answer Maryland medical malpractice questions like yours all the time and we would be happy to listen to your story.