Questions to Ask an Oklahoma Malpractice Lawyer
The attorneys at Clark & Mitchell P.C. have developed a helpful list of questions to ask when searching for a medical negligence lawyer to handle your case. At our Oklahoma City firm, an experienced malpractice lawyer is always available to help you decide how to proceed with your case and answer any questions you may have.
- Don't Be Shy
- Do You Specialize?
- Have You Tried Cases Like Mine?
- How Many Cases Have You Taken to Trial and Won?
- Get Specific
- How Long Will My Case Take?
- Are You Recognized By Your Peers for Your Ability?
- Do You Have Special Experience?
When interviewing an Oklahoma malpractice lawyer for the first time, ask the most important questions and get the answers you need to know before making a decision.
Lawyers who attempt to do everything probably do nothing well. Our firm does not handle cases involving divorces, DUIs, wills, or workers' compensation. We can refer you to excellent attorneys who practice in these fields, but by specializing in malpractice and serious personal injury, we believe that we can bring the best representation to our clients.
Insurance companies know which lawyers are willing to go to trial and have a track record of success in the court room. Clark & Mitchell P.C. brings not only a better chance of victory in the court room, but we also get higher out-of-court settlements because insurance companies know we aren't bluffing.
Of course willingness to go to trial does not necessarily mean victory is likely. When the plaintiff loses, he or she gets nothing. Make sure the lawyer you hire has won cases in the courts of Oklahoma. Each medical malpractice and negligence lawyer at Clark & Mitchell P.C., located in Oklahoma City, has a long history of obtaining favorable settlements for clients.
Many lawyers list verdicts and settlements from other law firms on their website. This is like stealing another firm's work. At Clark & Mitchell P.C., we proudly list our specific results obtained through many years of hard work. We believe no medical negligence lawyer has achieved successful results in more cases in Oklahoma City than Steve Clark or Heather Mitchell. Of course, past success does not guarantee future outcomes, and the only lawyer who never lost a case is the one who never went to trial.
Most cases take, on average, almost two years from the time a lawyer is first retained. Don't accept promises that a case can be wrapped up quickly or that the defendants will agree to a settlement right away. Often the more patient a plaintiff can be, the greater his or her settlement.
Martindale Hubble® publishes law directories and rates attorneys. Their highest rating is AV, which Clark & Mitchell P.C. has had since its inception. Oklahoma medical malpractice and negligence lawyer, Steve Clark, is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an organization which limits its membership to the top one percent of attorneys and is by invitation only. Steve is also a recognized advocate by the American Board of Trial Advocates. He's listed in Oklahoma Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America. In order to be added to the latter, a lawyer must have tried at least 50 cases.
Heather Mitchell, an Oklahoma medical malpractice and negligence lawyer at Clark & Mitchell P.C., is a licensed registered nurse with nearly 20 years of legal experience. She keeps her nursing license current and knows hospital procedures.
Contact a Medical Negligence Lawyer in Oklahoma City
If you've encountered a case of medical negligence, contact a lawyer at Clark & Mitchell P.C., serving Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas. A medical malpractice lawyer from our team can provide legal representation and help you pursue compensation.