Suffering an injury at the hands of a healthcare provider is an incredibly traumatic experience. Our South Carolina medical malpractice attorneys understand what you’re going through. We can review your case in a free consultation, help you determine the most strategic way to proceed, and aggressively fight for the compensation you need to move on with life.
We have more than 50 years of collective experience in legal practice and a track record of success in tort cases of varying complexity. Call 864-585-3873 to speak with a member of our team.
Regardless of how major or minor your injuries might seem, you should contact a medical malpractice lawyer right away. Acting promptly will allow your attorney to gather time-sensitive evidence. Your lawyer can also help you avoid costly mistakes that could impact your case down the road.
Here are just a few reasons why time is of the essence after suffering an injury at the hands of a healthcare provider:
Statues of Limitations: The statute of limitations codifies the amount of time that you have to file the medical malpractice lawsuit should the settlement negotiations prove unsuccessful. If the statute of limitations passes and you try to go to court, your case will almost certainly be dismissed.
Time-Sensitive Evidence: Valuable evidence could be altered, destroyed, or otherwise become unavailable. For instance, your medical records might be changed to cover up evidence of negligence. Your attorney will want to compile evidence at the earliest possible point in time.
Early Mistakes Can Have Major Consequences: Your statements and actions immediately after the injury and over the weeks and months that follow could have a profound impact on the outcome of your case. By getting a South Carolina medical malpractice lawyer involved from day one, you will be less likely to make costly errors that derail your case, such as posting sensitive information on social media or giving a recorded statement to the opposing party.
For many people, keeping a journal of their daily experiences can be a therapeutic activity. For medical malpractice victims, this can be especially true, as they are able to reflect on the incident and work through the issues they are dealing with. Regarding your claim, a personal injury journal can serve as evidence of how the injuries are impacting your quality of life.
In this journal, be sure to record the following:
Details of the Incident: If you know when the malpractice occurred, write down the date of the incident. If your injuries happened due to negligence over time, make note of this.
Symptoms: Write about the symptoms you experience. Provide details about their severity and frequency. You should do this daily.
How Life Has Been Affected: In this section, write about how your life has been affected because of your injuries. Maybe you haven’t been able to attend social or familial events or participate in favorite hobbies. Perhaps you were a primary income-earner for your family and now are forced to cope with others completing even the most basic tasks for you. This can be incredibly traumatic. Writing about such experiences may help your South Carolina medical malpractice attorney develop a more compelling argument for non-economic damages.
For a free, confidential consultation with an attorney at Hodge & Langley Law Firm, call 864-585-3873. We accept these cases on a contingency fee basis, so no attorneys’ fees will be owed unless we prevail.
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