Questions Worth Asking About Thomas B. Calvert‘s Law Practice
Learn about the consultative, benefits-focused approach of Mr. Calvert by reviewing the following frequently asked questions and answers about his law firm.
Which types of clients does Mr. Calvert represent?
In practice for nearly 40 years, he primarily serves people who have suffered significant personal injuries in motor vehicle accidents and medical malpractice.
How do I know if I have a malpractice case?
Louisiana sets the bar high for plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases. The burden of proof for such cases is difficult and mandated by statute. The state requires plaintiffs to meet a statutorily mandated level of evidence for a case to have merit. Mr. Calvert can review the facts of your case and provide you with a frank assessment of your chances of recovery if you choose to move forward with it.
Why is mediation a viable option for the clients whom Mr. Calvert represents?
When a client’s net recovery is the top priority, mediation is often the best path to a satisfactory resolution. The mediation process allows a client direct participation in their case. They hear both what Mr. Calvert will say on their behalf, as well as the defense’s response to their claims. Using that information, the client can work with Mr. Calvert to determine what the best path forward looks like.
Trying a case to win costs a great deal, although sometimes it is the only viable route to recovering damages. Trial costs can include fees of $5,000 to $7,000 each for multiple expert witnesses. Total cost may exceed $75,000.
With these realities in mind, and since most cases do settle out of court, a lawyer’s mediation representation skills are as important as trial skills.
Why should I hire Mr. Calvert?
He is responsive and dedicated to clients as individuals. He believes in collaborative, long-term partnerships with clients and has an unmistakable focus on maximizing clients’ net recovery.