Lawyers assist their clients with many situations, but none are more complicated or unpredictable than brain injuries. These injuries are difficult to understand, explain, and fight for in court. This is why you need a brain injury lawyer in the first place – to advocate on your behalf. He or she will also help you understand your legal rights, receive what’s fair to you, and so much more.
Top 8 Benefits of Working With a Qualified Brain Injury Lawyer
1. Establish the Strongest Possible Case
Cases involving brain injuries can be notoriously tough to win because of the work they require. Without going into the many technical details, your case must include solid evidence that your injury resulted from another party and that he or she is legally liable for the damages being claimed.
You must also show evidence as to how the injury has affected your life, including negative consequences to your health, work, and future. A qualified and experienced lawyer can build your case from the ground up with three key components:
- Collecting evidence to support your claim
- Securing expert medical testimony
- Presenting your case to the insurance provider and, if necessary, court
2. Pursue Maximum Compensation
Where you meet the requirements set forth by the law, you can pursue recompense for many different types of damages. These can all be detailed in your legal claim, which a lawyer will prepare and file for you. But to earn the highest settlement possible, you first need an advocate who’s aware of such damages and how they pertain to your situation.
Without this knowledge, and the drive to fight on your behalf, you may lose money that can help with mounting expenses. For instance, your brain injury may entitle you to compensation for speech therapy or transportation expenses required to get to and from medical appointments. You might also be entitled to recompense for the cost of paying someone to handle house and yard work you can no longer complete yourself.
Fight For Your Rights
Brain injuries occasionally cause permanent and irreversible damage from which an individual cannot make a full recovery. These cases require ongoing attention so you can properly live with and manage your injury.
Many victims aren’t aware of their numerous rights, and without legal assistance, miss their opportunities for fair settlements. A brain injury lawyer will evaluate the complete spectrum of care needed and ensure you receive the proper benefits and compensation.
3. Give Personal Attention to Your Case
A lawyer needs to protect your best interests with every step of the legal process. For instance, when the insurance company tries to lowball an offer, it’s your attorney’s job to negotiate for more. Or, when the defense lawyer tries to dismiss the severity of your injury, your counsel will present evidence and argue otherwise. He or she will additionally be educated in:
- Common brain injury causes
- Length of time associated with recoveries
- Factors that determine liability
- The long-term implications of treating and living with brain injuries
When trying to take on the insurance company yourself, it can be hard to argue with what sounds like reason. But these representatives are professionally trained to speak persuasively – so much so that you may lose sight of what you’re fighting for and accept an unreasonable offer.
Argue on Your Behalf
An experienced lawyer has the skill to help you navigate these challenging conversations and, in most instances, will speak for you. Such expertise can be invaluable to your peace of mind when you’re already dealing with so much.
4. Support Proper Treatment
5. Provide Objective Advice
Such objectivity is necessary for the legal process and also helps analyze your unique situation. Each case presents its own degree of complexity and, similarly, its own course for action. As you handle your health and family needs, a brain injury lawyer can manage the legal aspects so you feel more grounded.
6. Save Time
7. Show You Can Go to Court
This becomes even more true if you hire an attorney with a history of going to trial and winning. The insurance company may offer a still higher settlement if they fear running against a skilled adversary. They’ll also understand that if the initial offer isn’t enough to spark a settlement, you can and will proceed to trial and fight for a more satisfactory outcome from a judge or jury.
8. Explain Your Injury to Others
In speaking of going to trial, now is the time to mention that a lawyer must be prepared to speak about your injury. Whether in front of a jury or in negotiation, your attorney needs to be familiar with and have the vocabulary necessary to discuss the details of your injury. This becomes complicated when the people he or she speaks to have limited experience with brain injuries.
It is your lawyer’s job at this point to properly help the audience understand important details while driving home any points of suffering you’ve endured. But at the same time, the jargon used can’t be too technical or the people listening will feel overwhelmed. The whole of this task is not easy and requires analytical skills, broad knowledge of medicine, and second-to-none communication skills.
Accidents happen as a fact of life, and when they do, you want a level-headed and skilled advocate who will fight on your behalf. He or she will cool mounting tensions, file timely and necessary paperwork, and collect the evidence necessary to prove your case. If you’ve suffered an injury and need legal advice, call the team of Potts Law Firm in Westwood, KS, and Springfield, MO, today.