How to Choose a Brain Injury Lawyer for My Case?Last updated on: September 5, 2022
Victims of traumatic brain injuries know how devastating these injuries can be. TBIs can leave their victims with months and even years of treatments and rehabilitation, often with intense pain. Plus, they might be stressed trying to pay bills that keep piling up.
While it might seem easier to deal with this yourself rather than find a traumatic brain injury attorney, an attorney who has handled cases like yours may be able to help you and your family fight for fair compensation.
If you or a loved one is dealing with a traumatic brain injury from an accident, call Zinda Law Group today at (888) 485-5228 for a free consultation.
What to Look for in a Brain Injury Attorney
Brain Injury Lawsuit Experience
A brain injury attorney may be able to give you an accurate idea of what your case could be worth and what will be required to go after compensation for your injuries. Without an experienced personal injury attorney, it can be easy to undervalue your own injuries and accept a settlement offer that does not reflect the true cost of what you endured. A traumatic brain injury attorney should be able to use their experience and knowledge of the local statutes and regulations to ensure that you aren’t taken advantage of by an unscrupulous insurance company.
Aside from simply giving you an idea of where your case might stand, your attorney may be able to take the next step of helping you fight for maximum compensation for your injuries. An experienced attorney will assist you by presenting your case to the other parties in a persuasive way—highlighting the strengths of your claim while minimizing any potential weaknesses that it might have.
Communication becomes very important in personal injury cases because the majority of the time, your case will end outside of the courtroom in the form of a settlement offer. Going to trial is time-consuming and costly, so it often makes sense for both sides to resolve things with an agreed upon settlement.
At this stage, it is critical that your attorney has skills and time to properly communicate with you and the defendant and negotiate an offer. In addition, an experienced attorney may be able to use their skills and training to argue persuasively for maximum compensation for your injuries. You should be able to focus on recovering for your injuries and allow your attorney to take on the burden of communicating with the other side.
Positive Client Reviews
A great way to learn about a firm’s brain injury lawsuit experience and communication skills is through client reviews. Reviews can reveal whether a firm is compassionate or aggressive, prioritizing your feeling of being in control or your potential compensation amount. Many firms include client testimonials on their websites. You can also check a firm’s Google Reviews or Facebook to see how it rates.
As with any public review forum, pay attention to both the positive and negative reviews to form your perception of the firm. One-star reviews may have come from an opposing party in one of the firm’s cases or from someone the firm could not accept as a client.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
First and foremost, it is important to understand the definition of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The CDC defines a TBI as “a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury.”
Clearly, this is a very broad definition that can apply to many different kinds of injuries, and TBIs can range from mild to severe. TBIs can be difficult to accurately diagnose on your own and may not immediately present any symptoms at all, which makes it critical that you seek medical attention as soon as possible after your accident to help ensure that your injury does not get any worse than it already is.
Will Any Qualified Personal Injury Attorney Be a Good Choice?
A brain injury might not affect you in obvious ways. For example, you may have developed sensory symptoms like blurred vision, ringing in the ears, a bad taste in the mouth, or a change in the ability to smell. Perhaps you have cognitive symptoms that are equally difficult to demonstrate.
A personal injury attorney who does not have experience with brain injury cases might not understand your injuries and how to pursue maximum compensation for them. An experienced attorney knows how to make your injuries visible to the defendant or the jury.
Need Help? Contact Zinda Law Group Today
TBIs are not something that victims need to go through on their own. Zinda Law Group stands at the ready to assist you and your family through what can be a devastating time. Our attorneys may be able to relieve you from the fear of the unknown while fighting on your behalf for maximum compensation. If we are hired to help you with your case and we don’t win, you won’t have to pay. That is our No Win, No Fee Guarantee.
If you or a loved one is dealing with a traumatic brain injury and you think you may need a lawyer, call Zinda Law Group today at (888) 485-5228 for a 100% free consultation.
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