Top Salem, AL Birth Defect Lawyers Near You

Lead Counsel Badge  = Lead Counsel Verified Attorneys
  • Lead Counsel Badge

    Walker Law Firm

    Birth Defect Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Salem, AL

    Birth Defect Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Salem, AL

  • McCollum & Wilson, PC

    Birth Defect Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Salem, AL

    Birth Defect Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Salem, AL

  • Mike Slocumb Law Firm

    Birth Defect Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Salem, AL

    Birth Defect Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Salem, AL

  • The Finley Firm, P.C.

    Birth Defect Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Salem, AL

    Birth Defect Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Salem, AL

  • Capell & Howard P.C.

    Birth Defect Lawyers | Opelika Office | Serving Salem, AL

    Birth Defect Lawyers | Opelika Office | Serving Salem, AL

  • Walton Law Firm, P.C.

    Birth Defect Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Salem, AL

    Birth Defect Lawyers | Auburn Office | Serving Salem, AL

Salem Birth Defect Information

Lead Counsel Badge

Lead Counsel Verified Attorneys In Salem

Lead Counsel independently verifies Birth Defect attorneys in Salem and checks their standing with Alabama bar associations.

Our Verification Process and Criteria
  • Ample Experience Attorneys must meet stringent qualifications and prove they practice in the area of law they’re verified in.
  • Good Standing Be in good standing with their bar associations and maintain a clean disciplinary record.
  • Annual Review Submit to an annual review to retain their Lead Counsel Verified status.
  • Client Commitment Pledge to follow the highest quality client service and ethical standards.

Find a Birth Defect Attorney near Salem

Is Your Child Suffering from a Birth Defect?

If your child has a birth defect, a Salem birth defect attorney can help you analyze the type of birth defect and its potential cause. He or she can give you pertinent facts that will help you decide whether or not to pursue an action based upon your child’s birth defect.

Liability for a Birth Defect

A birth defect is a congenital disorder or disease that develops during infancy while the child is still in the mother’s womb. Because this is caused by many outside factors, defects are generally not from labor and delivery. A doctor or other hospital staff may be liable for not recognizing a potential birth defect and working to minimize the effects or notify the parents. This type of medical negligence may allow you to collect damages. A skilled birth defect attorney can help you determine your rights.

Best Time to Seek Legal Help

No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney’s hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For “routine” legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court’s reach in personal jurisdiction.

Page Generated: 0.088775157928467 sec