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How to Choose a Lawyer for a Traumatic Brain Injury Case

If you are a victim of an accident that left you brain injured, beside all the physical ailments that may be impacting you, you may also be struggling with decision making. It is therefore important that you get the assistance necessary to help you through this process. Whether that means getting help from family members, friends, or others, you want to be certain that the decisions you are making are lucid.

One of the more important decisions you may have to make is choosing a lawyer for your case. You want to be certain that your lawyer not only possesses superior legal training and experience, but also that he or she retains knowledge in the medical, rehabilitation, and special needs of those who are victims to these injuries. Furthermore, you should choose a lawyer who can foresee the lifetime social, physical, and behavioral consequences that accompany a brain injury. Likewise, it is imperative that the lawyer treats this very sensitive and fragile issue with proper compassion and respect.

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lawyer should guide brain injury survivors and their families through the difficult decisions and planning that needs to take place following a traumatic brain injury, including pursuing a claim for legal compensation, but also in dealing with medical insurance claims, disability claims, educational issues, guardianship issues and the possibility of establishing a special needs trust.

Thankfully, one thing brain injury victims and their families should not worry about is paying for legal fees. Most lawyers in the personal injury field work on a contingency fee basis. Meaning, these lawyers will only get paid once everything is settled for the victim. If the victim does not receive any compensation, neither will the lawyer. It is also for this reason that you have the opportunity to choose the best lawyer in the field.

In order to determine if your lawyer is experienced enough to handle the case, you may want to consider asking the following:

  1. Has your firm handled brain injury cases? What were the results of those cases?
  2.  Does your law firm have the financial resources to properly advance my case if necessary?
  3. Will you be handling my case personally or will you be referring it to another law firm?
  4. Does your firm have the proper network with doctors, case managers, chiropractors, physical and occupational therapists, among others, to ensure that I am receiving the appropriate medical care?

We believe that you will be satisfied with the answers we can give you to the questions mentioned above; more importantly, we guarantee that we will treat your case, like all the other ones we handle, with the utmost respect and compassion. Ultimately, you will be dealing with your lawyers frequently and for many years, so it is vital that you feel comfortable with your representation. For more information call Toronto personal injury lawyers, Bergel, Magence, LLP at 416-665-2000.

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