What To Look for in a Head Injury Attorney
Aug 23, 2023
Suffering a head injury, especially because of another's intentional or negligent acts or omissions, can be an extremely devastating experience. A severe brain injury, such as an intracranial hematoma or swelling of the brain (cerebral edema), can turn your life upside down. It can result in temporary or permanent disabilities and significantly limit your ability to make a living and what you might be able to do in the future. In other cases, head injuries can be fatal.
When you or a loved one has suffered a head injury because of another's preventable mistake or negligence, you may be able to file a head injury lawsuit against the party responsible for causing you harm. Because head injuries can drive up medical bills and costs for other needs, choosing a head injury lawyer who is experienced in brain injury law and has a proven track record of success in helping brain injury victims is critical.
A serious injury attorney can help you take legal action after a head injury. They can help you file your lawsuit and pursue justice in the form of life-changing financial compensation to cover treatment costs and secure your future.
Common Types of Head Injuries
Head injury is a medical term used by medical professionals to describe a wide range of injuries to the scalp, skull, blood vessels, and tissues in the head and the brain.
Head injuries can be as mild as a bruise on the head or as severe as a fractured skull bone. The following are some of the most common types of brain injuries:
- Skull fracture
- Intracranial hematoma
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), including closed head injuries
A variety of factors may cause head injuries. Here are examples of accidents and situations that may cause head injuries:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slips and falls
- Birth injuries
- Workplace accidents
- Explosion accidents
- Medical negligence
The Importance of Seeking Legal Representation for Head Injury Cases
Brain injuries inflict immense devastation upon affected individuals and their families and are expensive. In addition to immediate medical care, there may be ongoing treatments, physical therapy, emotional and behavioral therapy, and even the costs of institutional or live-in care for decades. As a result, victims and their families can face years of emotional and financial hardship.
You need to work with the best representation to fight for the justice, compensation, and future you deserve. Head injury lawyers have the experience, resources, and expertise to assist with your case in the following ways:
- Investigating the circumstances surrounding the head injury and helping determine if you have a brain injury claim
- Filing your case, handling communications with insurance companies, and taking over settlement negotiations on your behalf
- Putting their extensive medical knowledge of brain injuries and associated costs to work to seek appropriate compensation for your damages, including medical treatment and lifelong care costs
- Pursuing a head injury claim — whether it's a medical negligence or auto accident case — is costly. If you have a head injury case, an injury law firm will cover the required costs. You usually won't pay a dime unless you win compensation.
Head injury claims aren't DIY projects. The stakes are as high as they can get, and the case outcome will have lifelong implications. After a head injury, choose a serious injury law firm near you — a personal injury law firm with experienced brain injury lawyers who have dedicated their practice to fighting for injured victims, even if that means taking on big corporations and insurance companies.
Key Aspects To Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney for Head Injuries
There are multiple aspects you should consider when looking for the best injury attorney, including:
Experience and Expertise in Your Particular Injury
Before retaining a traumatic brain injury attorney, ask the following questions to get a clear picture of their experience and expertise in your particular injury:
- How many years of experience do you have in head injury cases?
- How many head injury clients have you represented?
- Do you intend to represent my head injury case or assign it to someone else?
Personal injury law is vast and varied. While some injury law firms handle cases involving all catastrophic injuries, others may dedicate their practice to handling specific types of injuries, such as TBIs or burn injuries. Each of these areas requires thorough knowledge and experience in pursuing cases in that field.
Medical Knowledge and Expertise in Long-Term Effects of Head Injuries
Brain injuries have far-reaching implications. Even after a minor head injury, you can experience brain injury symptoms, including loss of consciousness, headaches, dizziness, and memory problems. The more severe a head injury is, the more pronounced the long-term consequences will likely be.
Survivors of severe brain injuries often have complex life-long complications affecting their personality, quality of life, relationships, and ability to lead independent lives. You'll want an attorney who understands a head injury's unique problems and implications. Select a head injury attorney who works closely with medical experts and has extensive knowledge and expertise in neurolaw, medical databases, and handling head injury cases.
Track Record of Successful Head Injury Case Outcomes
Ask the following questions to help you measure a law firm's success rate in handling head injury cases:
- How many head injury cases have you handled?
- How many brain injury claims have you settled? How many went to trial?
- What is the average settlement or award obtained?
Not every head injury attorney who handles brain injury cases has a track record of successful brain injury case outcomes. For this reason, looking for a lawyer with a robust success rate in previous head injury cases similar to yours is critical.
Communication and Responsiveness
It may be stressful to have your head injury case pending with no clue as to the status of the case. You'll want a supportive and responsive head injury legal team that will:
- Respond to your texts, emails, and calls
- Offer transparent client-lawyer communication
- Ensure you get prompt updates about your case
Positive Client Testimonials and Reviews
The Wyoming injury law firm you choose should have received numerous positive client testimonials and reviews for the strength of its attorney's work. Check online to see what other clients have to say about the law firm and if they've been successful on behalf of their previous clients.
Talk to the Right Personal Injury Attorney To Expedite Legal Action
The Spence Law Firm is proud to count head injury law as one of our primary personal injury practice areas, helping injured victims and their families in need. We have the resources, knowledge, and dedication to guide you through your head injury case and do everything possible to achieve an outcome that will provide you and your family with peace of mind and a sense of closure.
If you or a loved one is struggling with a brain injury and going against an insurance company makes you feel like the deck is stacked against you, call us at 800-967-2117 to speak with a legal team that never backs down from a fight. Put the power of our head injury team to work for you.
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