If you're considering hiring a Small Smiles attorney to help prove your child's dental clinic abuse claim, there are very specific questions you should ask before signing any paperwork.
As lawyers who have helped numerous families deal with the aftermath of Small SDiles abuse, we have compiled a list of the top questions that parents should ask:
1. What experience do you have handling injury cases involving children? Make sure the firm you hire is well-versed in tackling the tough issues surrounding a child injury case. Often times they are very different than typical injury accident cases and so they should be treated accordingly.
2. What is your office policy on communicating with clients? The lawyers should encourage frequent communication between the parents, staff and the attorney assigned to your case.
3. Are the attorneys and paralegals comfortable talking to my child? It takes someone special to be able to properly communicate with a little one, especially if the discussion revolves around a traumatic experience. Look for someone who can speak to your child on their level, not the adult’s level.
4. What is your firm's fee structure? Depending on the circumstances, child injury cases can take much longer than a typical injury claim involving an adult. Make sure that your family will not owe an attorney fee if the firm is not successful in obtaining a settlement on your behalf.
5. Will the firm provide any additional information on Small Smiles cases? It is a good idea to look for a lawyer who goes out of their way to educate the community on the same situation that your own child is going through. Look for an attorney who has authored books, written reports or takes a time to frequently update their website with knowledgeable and pertinent information.
For more information on important questions to ask before hiring an attorney to handle your Small Smiles case, contact our lawyers toll-free at 888.888.2110 or fill out our online contact form to the right. We would be happy to set up a complementary case evaluation at no charge as well as provide you with a free copy of our book, Small Smiles, Big Injuries: A Parent’s Guide to Dealing with Small Smiles Abuse. Call or click today.