Almost the first thing clients want to know is how much the case is worth. Truthfully, lawyers can give generic ballpark ranges of what similar cases settle for, but your case should not be treated generically. That is why you should hire a firm in which the attorney actually handles your case instead of being handled by a case manager, like so many high volume firms do.
At the Law Office of Laurie D. Mitchell, your case is handled by Ms. Mitchell who holds a degree as a Registered Nurse and an Attorney. You are treated as an individual with unique circumstances that affect your recovery and the value of your claim. When you call the office, she makes every attempt to take your call. As a former emergency room nurse and a helicopter flight nurse, Ms. Mitchell has seen disease, trauma, negligence and abuse ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. That experience gives her an advantage in deciphering your records, leaving no stone unturned if it is something that needs addressed, gives rise to a claim or adds value to your case. In medical malpractice cases, she often is able to spot a breach in the standard of care necessary to prevail. This type of experience is invaluable to personal injury, malpractice and nursing home negligence cases. Why is that important? Because the ability to dissect records from a legal and medical perspective and search for pieces of the puzzle determines whether you have a case and if so, that same ability can be used to maximize the value of your claim.
So, to answer the question “What’s My Case Worth” depends on whether you accept a ballpark figure or whether you maximize the value based on unique facts of your case. If you are lucky to have minor injuries, you probably won’t mind accepting less. If, however, your injuries are significant, your lawyer needs to be really, really good at dissecting the records and also locating the maximum coverage available to you.
If you want to know the value of your case, call the Law Office of Laurie D. Mitchell, P.A. You will be glad you did. 352-371-9828