The Eisen Law Firm just settled my case, now what?
Step-by-step guidance throughout each stage of the legal process even after your case is won
Navigating the complex legal system is often a daunting prospect, but you don’t have to face the uncertainty alone. At The Eisen Law Firm, our Cleveland medical negligence attorneys have been helping clients successfully tackle even the most challenging injury cases for more than 40 years. Our work doesn’t end when a verdict or settlement is reached. We strive to provide comprehensive advice and the legal resources you need to move on with your life in the best possible way.
Many lawyers do very little work once they have reached “a deal” on how much money is to be paid to their clients. At The Eisen Law Firm, however, we don’t just settle on a “number.” We also work hard to ensure that the written settlement agreement – which usually contains many settlement terms and conditions other than the amount of money to be paid – is in the best interests of our clients.
In addition, we work with clients to determine the best method to receive settlement funds. Sometimes, the flexibility and liquidity of cash is best. In other cases, it is prudent to put money is a special trust to assist the injured person with their needs over time. In other cases, it makes sense to purchase a “structured settlement,” which is designed to make payments over time and to take advantage of certain favored federal tax treatment. In order to use this option, however, specific steps must be taken in negotiating the terms of the settlement agreement. Otherwise, the favorable tax treatment can be lost.
Where the injured person is a minor, a probate court will have to approve any settlement proposal. The terms of the settlement must be in the best interests of the child, and the court will ensure that funds are set aside to take care of the child in the future.
The Ohio medical negligence attorneys at The Eisen Law Firm are committed to providing a high level of service throughout each stage of the legal process. Even after your case is settled, you get the quality advice and guidance you need to make the best decisions for your family. Contact us at 216-687-0900 or send an email to schedule a free initial consultation.
About The Eisen Law Firm
The Eisen Law Firm, a Cleveland, Ohio law firm focused exclusively on medical malpractice law and wrongful death, has significant experience and success representing victims suffering a wide range of medical malpractice injuries, including birth injuries, brain and spinal cord injuries, surgical and hospital mistakes, diagnosis and treatment errors and other matters. The firm is located at 1300 East 9th Street, Suite 1200, Cleveland OH 44114. Additional information about The Eisen Law Firm and attorney Brian N. Eisen may be obtained by calling 216-687-0900 or visiting the firm’s website at www.MalpracticeOhio.com.