Picking an attorney to advocate your spinal cord injury case may seem daunting, but if you know what to look for you can find the best lawyer for your case. A knowledgeable, experienced, attorney has the greatest chance of winning the compensation you deserved.
Won’t any Qualified Personal Injury Attorney be a Good Choice?
Though it might seem like any experienced personal injury attorney with a good track record of winning cases, would be a good advocate for your spinal cord injury lawsuit, not all personal injury lawyers have experience in dealing with spinal cord injury cases. An experienced spinal cord injury lawyer understands the many factors that go into computing the final award amount in a spinal cord injury case.
These factors include not only the obvious medical expenses, but the less obvious things like income loss, loss of enjoyment of life, and the pain and suffering of both the injured party and his or her family. An attorney experienced in advocating for spinal cord injury patients understands these factors and knows how to present them so that the jury will take them all into consideration.
The Advantage of an Experienced Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
A lawyer experienced in dealing with spinal cord injury cases understands the basic medical aspects of spinal cord injury. He or she will understand the stress and limitations your injury is causing you. This knowledge makes an attorney more sympathetic when dealing with clients and also enables them to win more cases.An experienced spinal cord injury attorney knows how to prove to the jury the extent that your injuries will impact your life and your family’s life. An experienced SCI attorney also understands the economic losses that can occur due to the client’s loss of ability to work or to work at full capacity. All these factors are vital in getting you the maximum amount of compensation.
What to Ask when looking for an Attorney?
There are several questions you should ask any lawyer you are considering hiring:
- How long have you been practicing?
- Have you handled a spinal cord injury case before?
- How many spinal cord injury cases have you handled and what is your track record with winning awards?
- Will you be personally handling my case or will someone under you be handling the preliminaries?
- Have you lectured or published on litigating SCI cases?
- Are you board certified?
Although voluntary, board certification by the state bar, or state Supreme Court or the National Board of Trial Advocacy is a good sign that that the lawyer is highly qualified. Board certification requires that the attorney has been licensed to practiced law for five years and specialized in one area for three years; board certified attorneys have passed an evaluation by other lawyers and judges, along with a stringent six hour written examination. Board certified attorneys are also required to take continuing education in their field.
BrainandSpinalCord.org works with a team of personal injury attorneys who are dedicated to getting you the compensation you deserve. We are experienced in brain injury cases and will guide you through the legal system. If you or someone you love has experienced a brain injury, we can help. Fill out the free case evaluation form on the right of your screen and one of our experienced attorneys will contact you and advise you on your legal rights. There is no obligation; please contact us today.