Have you suffered a brain injury in New York City? Are you looking for a brain injury lawyer? Then read our guide for tips on finding the best brain injury compensation attorney for you…
An accident involving injury to the brain is more than likely to change a victim’s life forever. The complexity of the human brain adds a daunting amount of complexity to assessing the nature and extent of any injury to the brain. Any legal proceedings associated with such an injury are likely to be that much more complex again. A brain injury lawyer who can navigate through the complexities of such a case as well as the court system in New York City is what you as the victim will be likely to require. How can you or your loved one be sure that you are making the correct choice in the face of such a complicated and potentially catastrophic event?
Choosing a Brain Injury Attorney
You may be used to seeking advice or help by using Internet search engines. You may even be accustomed to winnowing down your choices until you find a bargain for the goods or services you are seeking. In a case involving brain injury there are some flaws in this approach. You should seek out proven experience above all other criteria. Expense really doesn’t matter, especially at this point since any reputable and competent brain injury attorney should be willing to consult with you regarding the particulars of the accident free of charge. This is essentially standard practice in most legal matters that involve personal injury.
Specific Experience Matters
When assessing a potential brain injury attorney you should not hesitate to investigate their record of “verdicts & settlements”. You will often be able to sample accounts of successfully litigated cases that, hopefully, resemble your own before you meet personally with an attorney for an initial consultation. Take notes down about as many specifics as are made available on a law firm’s web site or within their printed materials. Ask questions about those cases once you have a chance to meet with someone on a personal basis. If you can talk to the brain injury attorney or a client involved in such a case that would be all the better.
Since brain injuries are relatively rare you can trust your instincts to a certain degree if example verdicts and settlements designed to impress potential clients involve personal injuries to other vital organs. There are professional societies such as North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) that deal with the specifics of brain injuries. If your attorney cites a membership in such a body that could be a good sign.
Attitude Also Matters
Countless personal injury lawyers and many brain injury attorneys claim to possess a compassionate concern for the people that they represent. Once again personal meetings with a lawyer that also include your spouse, a trusted family member or friend are a good way to ascertain the care and concern that you can expect to receive. While you might be receiving something like a sales pitch your associate can be looking around and assessing other factors on your behalf.
A good question to ask is what happens to clients after a settlement is received. It could help you determine how much a brain injury attorney really cares when a client’s “usefulness” is essentially over and a settlement or verdict has been determined.