Brain Injury Lawyer

Questions to Ask a Brain Injury Lawyer Prior to Hiring Them

A brain injury is unlike any other injury you can imagine.  You can break your arm, and you will still be the same person.  You damage your brain, and you are fundamentally a different person.  Depending on the severity of the injury, the fall out from a traumatic brain injury can be catastrophic.  There is nothing more precious than your soul, your thumb print, the essence of what makes you who you are,  If these damages are at stake, you must thoughly research the lawyer you hire and make sure you have the right person.  The science, medicine and complications of brain injury cases mandates you do your homework before you hire the attorney. Prior to hiring any type of insurance claim lawyer, it is important to sit down and have a consultation with the attorney. A consultation provides you with the opportunity to learn about the attorney and ask them key questions about their education, experience and track record. The questions you ask will help you determine if they are the right attorney to hire for your case. When you are looking to hire a brain injury lawyer, also called a TBI lawyer, here are a few of the key questions that you will want to ask.


What Experience Do You Have With Traumatic Brain Injuries?


One of the questions that people often ask is how long they have been a lawyer or what experience they have as a lawyer. However, when you are looking to hire a brain injury lawyer, you want to ensure the lawyer has experience with these specific types of cases. As such, narrow your question down even further by asking what experience they have with traumatic brain injuries, injuries such as what you are dealing with,and these types of cases in general. Our understanding of the brain, and how it works and how it gets injured is changing radically on a daily basis.  For example, we used to think that memory is associated with one cell an neuron.  Now we know that it is also associated with blood cells, glial cells and astrocytes. The lawyers intellectual ability to understand the science, medicine and complications of TBI will make or break your case.  We at Fong Law are as educated, up to speed and informed on brain injury cases as any lawyer anywhere,.   


What is Your Average Settlement, Award Amount or Verdict for TBI Cases?


Another important question to ask as you are looking to hire a TBI lawyer, is what their average settlement or award amount is for these types of cases. Ask how many of these cases they settle and how many they take to trial. Ask what percentage of TBI cases they have lost. You want to know what their track record is specifically with TBI cases, not just all of their insurance claim cases, as TBI cases vary drastically from your average insurance claim case.


What is Your Fee for Traumatic Brain Injuries?


The final question that you should ask any time you are looking to hire an insurance claim lawyer is what their fees are. When you are looking to hire a lawyer for traumatic brain injury cases, ask what their fees are. Their fees may change if the case settles versus goes to trial, so be sure to ask what the fee structure is for both settlements and awards. You want to find a lawyer who charges fairly for their services without overcharging you.


Each and every insurance claim lawyer has their own specific skill set, education and experience with specific types of claims. When you are looking to hire a brain injury lawyer, or TBI lawyer, Fong Law has the experience and know-how to help guide you with your case. Reach out to us today and schedule a consultation to discuss your claim with one of our educated and experienced lawyers.