If you or someone you love has sustained an injury to the head, more often known as a traumatic brain injury or TBI, then the last thing you need is the headache and hassle of finding the right personal injury lawyer to represent your case. You need someone with experience in this field to represent you so that any extra stress is not added to your body making your injury worse. This is a guide to help you pick the right personal injury lawyer to represent your case and keep you from having additional stress that makes the injury worse. Below are some Do’s and Don’ts to help you make a decision on a personal injury lawyer to represent you.
1.) Ask about their previous cases
You do not want a lawyer who has never represented someone on a TBI case. Instead, have one that has found a lawyer who knows how to represent a TBI case and win the trial and who is not afraid of taking your case to trial.
2.) Ask the attorney if they can provide medical referrals to a head injury specialist(s).
Treating traumatic brain injuries is a difficult and specialized medical skill. Choosing the right doctor who can properly treat your condition as well as properly document the nature of your symptoms is very important. The most important thing is to get well. But also a doctor who can properly diagnose and document your condition will often help maximize your compensation for these injuries.
3.) Find a lawyer who knows how to get monetary results
Find a lawyer who knows how to advise you on how much money is fair to get out of the trial. A good personal injury lawyer will tell you if the amount the other party is offering you is fair or if you should be getting substantially more money out of your case. Ask a prospective lawyer what the largest amount of money is that they won for a client or if they ever advised a TBI client to turn down a set amount.
4.) Ask if they published any of their old cases regarding TBI
A good injury lawyer who has represented several TBI cases will have published literature on those cases. TBI injuries can be incredibly complex and the cases can be difficult to win. Getting ahold of their published works will show you that they really know what they are doing.
What not to do:
1.) Don’t go with the first one
You should not go with the first lawyer that you meet with. Take your time and meet at least two lawyers or more and find the one you best connect with, who has the most experience, and who has won several TBI cases in the past.
2.) Don’t hire one who doesn’t make time for you
If you go to interview a lawyer and they do not give you their undivided attention or take the time to tell you about their experience and previously won cases dealing with TBI, then that is not the lawyer for you. A prospective lawyer should be there to tell you all about the intricacies of your case and the legal rights that you are entitled to.
3.) Be wary about a lawyer who promises big results
If you interview a lawyer who starts to promise you some big results, that should make your ears start to burn and not in a good way. If you are interviewing a lawyer and they tell you that they can win you millions of dollars without any issue because they are the best lawyer for TBI cases on the planet, you should instantly be wary. They are probably overselling you. No case is a guaranteed win, but a case related to TBI is especially intricate and difficult to prove, this means it is not a guaranteed win.
A TBI case can be stressful and hard to prove. Having the right head and brain injury lawyer on your side can make all the difference and get you the results you are praying for.
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