Interviewing Potential Lawyers
Finding an experienced brain injury lawyer under duress is challenging process. Asking the right questions will help you evaluate a TBI lawyer’s ability to successfully get the results you need.
When you suffer a brain injury, your life can change forever. Even if the damage is not permanent, you will have to spend a significant amount of time battling back from such an injury. Often you will have to learn to talk again, tie your shoes, and eat–simple tasks that up till now you may have taken for granted. Your rehabilitation bills from a brain injury during this difficult time of your life can be tremendous. Therefore, it is important that you hire a lawyer who is experienced in traumatic brain injury cases and can secure the greatest settlement for you, and one who is honest and reasonable.
Questions to Ask a Brain Injury Lawyer
Choosing an experienced brain injury lawyer is not easy. Indeed, you should ask other people for advice. Start with friends who have been through the process of collecting damages, and have won. Ask them what lawyers they have used to collect the funds they have needed to pay the massive medical bills stemming from their accident–whether the plaintiff was the injured himself or a loved one.
Do not decide to work with the first lawyer that your friends suggest. Research all brain injury lawyers in your area as well as nationwide. Ask questions of them so that you are able to make a wise investment of your time. Among some timely, intelligent questions to ask are:
- What percentage of your firm is dedicated to brain injury cases?
- How many cases have you participated in, and how many have you won?
- Have you published any articles on brain injuries? What is the extent of your research on this issue?
- How much recent (in the past five years) experience do you have?
- Laws regarding brain injury, like any other area of tort, change. What is the extent of laws regarding this type of injury? What is the statute of limitations? What is the maximum that you can collect?
- What is your policy on fees? How much will I have to pay upfront in order for you to take my case?
- Should you reject my case, will I still have to pay based on the amount of research you (and your associates) have done?
- Will you personally be handling my case, or are you referring it to another lawyer? Who is this person, and how experienced is she?
About Jim Avery, an Experienced Brain Injury Lawyer
Jim Avery is a seasoned attorney in the area of personal injury, especially when it comes to brain injuries. His mother suffered a brain injury stemming from a cerebral aneurysm, permanently disabling her. That incident has afforded this attorney a vast amount of insight in addressing the legal needs of clients who have suffered concussions, head trauma, and other such tragic events. He helped establish the Colorado Brain Injury Association in the early 1980’s.
Moreover, he is personally acquainted with many experts, such as doctors, having worked with them for over 30 years. So if he takes your case, he is capable of calling expert witnesses who can not only inform the court about brain injuries, and how they change the life of the one who has suffered them, but also what happens physiologically and psychologically to the victim as well as the family and friends thereof.
- He has obtained million dollar-or-more verdicts on behalf of several clients who have gone through traumatic brain injuries.
- He has been cited as one of the “Top Trial Lawyers” in every consecutive year between 2008 and ’11.
- The March 28, 2011 edition of Newsweek has cited Jim Avery as being one of the National Top Attorneys in the Brain Injury Field.
- Mr. Avery has been published in several journals, including the Joint Liability of Surgeons, Surgical Malpractice and Physician Malpractice. In one article he writes about how the concept of joint liability of physicians for malpractice has changed in the eyes of the court.
The Avery Law Firm has been in practice since 1989. He has an over 90 percent success rate of all of his cases. Although he started his career representing doctors, hospitals and other such institutions–he decided to represent individuals who, unfortunately, have incurred life-changing injuries such ones that affect the brain.
For more information, and a free consultation, contact us at our Denver, CO location (303)840-2222, or toll-free at (866)987-4368. Do not delay; once the Statute of Limitations for your type of brain injury has passed, we cannot help you collect.