In 2020, there are 83,558 preventable drug overdose deaths. This is a whopping increase of 34.4% from 2019. Many more suffer from some kind of drug injury. These numbers are rising and the sad reality is, it is brought about by irresponsible pharmaceutical companies who care less about the patients and more about the sales and profits.
Death due to these causes leaves a painful loss and memories for their loved ones.
You are not alone in this fight against irresponsible companies. In this endeavor, you are not just fighting for yourself or your family but you are making a difference in other people’s lives. Though the chances of winning in drug injury cases are difficult, this should not stop you from doing what is right, just, and moral. Traumatic as it is to be reminded again of the pain and suffering of victims and families, you have drug injury lawyers who are experts and could be by your side to maximize your chances of winning.
So where will you start? How could you look for the best drug injury lawyer? What should you look for in hiring a lawyer? What are the most important things to consider for a drug lawsuit lawyer?
Read Reviews Online
The key to increasing your probability of winning your lawsuit is to be able to find drug lawsuit lawyers who have a track record of success for past clients. The internet is now an important tool to find reviews and ratings that their previous clients gave them. Compare, read on, compare, it will take some of your time but this is a critical first step in this process.
In many cases, you will find these reviews on Google. Maximize Yelp as well in your research.
As in any research, you may start looking for high success rates of lawyers in general. This will give you a shortlist of lawyers that you may consider hiring to represent you. You also need to read further to determine if the ratings and reviews received are relevant to your case.
Looking into the reasons these lawyers received excellent ratings will help you figure out if they are the right fit for you. You will be able to find out specifics on the cases handled by these lawyers. Is it of the same nature, what are the common denominators of their cases and yours? Is the experience and success rate applicable to yours?
In dealing with dangerous drug lawsuits, you should be able to look for a lawyer that has high overall success and high success rates, particularly for bad drug lawsuits. You could go even further to the type of drug injuries they handle and if there is any correlation at all. If the ratings are based on other types of injuries such as auto or workplace-related injuries, then it will not make any sense for you to choose this lawyer.
Look For The Best Lawyer For You And Not Just The Best Lawyer In General
In the course of your reading, you may find a lawyer with awesome ratings and reviews and you may consider that they could be the most capable lawyer to help you win your case. This is the time that you should go on the next step of picking up your phone and start calling lawyers. Know them, ask more questions, and go into the details of what you have read. This is the part where you are doing Sun Tzu’s first rule in “The Art of War”, knowing yourself. The lawyers you will choose will be an extension of yourself. You want to be able to go to this battle with the knowledge that they have the track record and experience for dangerous drug lawsuits.
We should consistently remember what we are looking for. We are not hiring the best lawyer in general; you are looking for the best lawyer specific to your needs and situation. This spells a big difference in your decision-making.
Specific to drug lawsuits, when you are talking to a lawyer, be prepared with questions for you to find out the depth and breadth of their experience concerning bad drug lawsuits. Don’t share details of your concern first, but rather let them present the details of the cases they have handled.
We are not talking of just drug injury, delve further into what drugs or companies they have handled or have experienced with.
The more similarities you will be able to find out on your case and the cases that they handled successfully, the more likely the lawyer could help you out.
Learn More About Results From Previous Drug Injury Cases
So, you have already looked online and now that you are in direct communication with lawyers, learn more about the specifics of cases. If there are reviews or testimonials that you may have not seen on the internet, ask for them.
Continue to do your critical analysis of what and what doesn’t make sense. The more information one has the better, but this information will only work best if you could further validate what you learned. So ask and ask some more.
Compare What It Will Cost You In Terms Of Lawyer Fees
As the saying goes, quality goes with the price, but will this be the case for you? Reality bites that there are costs and expenses that you will incur in filing this lawsuit. Moving forward, you should be able to trust your lawyer. Check if they will fight with your best interest in mind. See if they can honestly discuss with you what it will cost you to hire them.
Ask whatever the charges presented to be put in writing. Will there be any additional costs or expenses along the way, clarify it, again, and have it in writing. Are there any possibilities that there will be a change in cost along the way? What conditions will be subject to change? This will crystallize the client-lawyer relationship as you want to make sure that when you do this, you have the ability and capacity to do it all the way.
If a lawyer could discuss this matter with you freely and without any hesitation, you could feel in your gut that they are transparent and outright honest with you. If they speak with so much confidence that there will be no instance that the price will change, then that works in your favor.
The Advantages And Benefits Of A Great Drug Injury Lawyer
We hope that we are can provide you with useful insights on finding a great drug injury lawyer. The impact of these drugs resulting in the loss of thousands of lives and affecting their families and loved ones should not be taken lightly. Thus, finding a lawyer who breathes in helping you fight pharmaceutical companies will be a major accomplishment, it‘s like winning half the battle.
Karns & Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys are here to help you succeed in this fight. Get in touch with us at 877-557-4221, and let the brother’s fight for you!