Top Somerville, AL Birth Defect Lawyers Near You

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  • The Cole Law Firm, LLC

    Birth Defect Lawyers | Decatur Office | Serving Somerville, AL

    Birth Defect Lawyers | Decatur Office | Serving Somerville, AL

  • Eyster, Key, Tubb, Roth, Middleton & Adams, LLP

    Birth Defect Lawyers | Decatur Office | Serving Somerville, AL

    Birth Defect Lawyers | Decatur Office | Serving Somerville, AL

  • Caine | Goldsmith

    Birth Defect Lawyers | Moulton Office | Serving Somerville, AL

    Birth Defect Lawyers | Moulton Office | Serving Somerville, AL

  • Chenault Hammond, P.C.

    Birth Defect Lawyers | Decatur Office | Serving Somerville, AL

    Birth Defect Lawyers | Decatur Office | Serving Somerville, AL

  • Wilmer & Lee, P.A.

    Birth Defect Lawyers | Decatur Office | Serving Somerville, AL

    Birth Defect Lawyers | Decatur Office | Serving Somerville, AL

  • Burney & Burney

    Birth Defect Lawyers | Decatur Office | Serving Somerville, AL

    Birth Defect Lawyers | Decatur Office | Serving Somerville, AL

  • Jonathan D. Watson, Attorney at Law

    Birth Defect Lawyers | Decatur Office | Serving Somerville, AL

    Birth Defect Lawyers | Decatur Office | Serving Somerville, AL

Somerville Birth Defect Information

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Find a Birth Defect Attorney near Somerville

Is Your Child Suffering from a Birth Defect?

If your child has a birth defect, a Somerville 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.

How to Find the Right Attorney

  • Determine the area of law that relates to your issue. Attorneys specialize in specific practice areas around legal issues within the broad field of law.
  • Seek out recommendations from friends, family, and colleagues. A successful attorney or practice will typically have many satisfied clients.
  • Set up consultation appointments to get a better understanding of your case as well as gauge your comfort level with different attorneys. Find the attorney who is the right fit for your needs.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se – This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute – Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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