Who Determines If Your Maryland Medical Malpractice Case Should Settle?
You are thinking I would like to settle my Maryland medical malpractice case but lawyer would like to take the case to trial.
Who wins out in a situation like this?
If you are wondering this same question then you are not alone.
Many people have a lot of questions regarding the medical malpractice process; with this question being right up there with will I know the amount of my settlement check before the case concludes?
WHAT ARE THE ROLES IN THE INJURY PROCESS?
When you sign up with an attorney and law firm in an injury case each side has a role to play in the process.
Most fee agreements will spell out each side’s role.
In general your attorney will have the final say on matters of law related to the case.
If you step back and think about it that makes a lot of sense, since the attorney is trained in the law.
Other aspects of the case, such as whether to accept a settlement will fall into the domain of the client.
WHEN CAN I SETTLE THE CASE?
One other question which arises is for the client, when he or she can settle the case.
For example, let us say that the case has gone forward to trial and the defense has made an offer that is fair and reasonable.
Based on this new information, the client and attorney both agree that the settlement is the way to go. Can the client then direct the acceptance of the settlement?
The short answer is that the client can in general accept the settlement, even with a jury empaneled.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MARYLAND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE PROCESS…
You can speak with me further about the Maryland medical malpractice and childbirth injury process by picking up the phone and giving me a call.
I can be reached at 301-850-4832.
Remember, I answer medical malpractice questions like yours all the time and I would be happy to listen to your story.
Boston Law Group, LLC 2 Wisconsin Circle Suite 700 Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815 Maryland Medical Malpractice Trial Attorneys 301-850-4832 www.bostonlawllc.com