A lot of people have a large and understandable fear of dentists – after all, you’d feel a bit tense, too, if you knew someone was planning to put a drill in your mouth and have a rummage around.
But, while the vast majority of dentists are wholly professional, there will always be some who will abuse their position of power and provide poor quality service. These smirking dental villains aren’t just providing shoddy craftsmanship – poor dentistry could lead to ill health and even worse looking teeth.
The sad fact is that you can only realise a case of malpractice after the fact. That doesn’t make you powerless, however. If you’ve suffered an issue with your dentist, you can contact an injury solicitor and seek compensation for your woes.
Here are a few things you have to know about the process.
Evidence is key
Medical malpractice cases hinge on the strength of the evidence of both parties, so you have to make yours stronger than a double-capped, cavity free gnasher. In conjunction with your solicitor, gather as much evidence as you can.
Medical records, witnesses, independent adjudicators, testimonies regarding the emotional effect of the trial, CCTV footage – all this and more could prove to be the backbone of your case. If you’ve ever watched an episode of Columbo, you’ll know that even the smallest detail could prove fateful.
So make you search net wide and you’ll struggle to fail.
Trust is a must
When you’re on the hunt for an injury solicitor, you have to trust that you’re in capable hands. Afterall, it’s no good hunting down legal representation that’s about as professional as Saul Goodman.
Search for their certification and have them tell you their qualifications upfront. You could also give them a quick Google and ensure that there isn’t a forum with their name on it citing slip-ups or poor customer service.
More importantly, make sure that you both get on in a professional manner. A good working relationship should click, and if you can do just that then you’ll get along swell.
Know the process
While letting your solicitor handle the nitty-gritty details is all well and good, understanding the process can help you give your representation exactly what they need, when they need it.
Look up the legal process online and have your solicitor constantly keep you in the loop. That way, if the legal process falls apart, you won’t be left out in the cold like an extracted tooth.