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How to Hire a Brain Injury Lawyer



If you suffered a brain injury because of an error or negligence by a medical professional, a brain injury lawyer can help you protect your family's rights and get compensation for the expensive medical care you will require.

If you know someone else who suffered a brain injury, ask if they would recommend their lawyer. If you don't have anyone you can ask for a recommendation, you've come to the right site. Attorneys.com has a service that will connect you with local brain injury attorneys.

If you're ready to begin the process of finding a head injury lawyer, you can either fill out the short form on this page or call 1-877-913-7222. After you've provided us with some basic facts, we will connect you with one or more personal injury lawyers in your area. The lawyer will contact you within two business days, or you can contact him or her yourself.

Meeting with Brain Injury Lawyers

Once you have the name of one or more brain injury lawyers, you are ready to set up an initial consultation, or meetings with the lawyer. You can learn more about the lawyer's qualifications in these meetings, and they can learn more about the specifics of your case. Personal injury lawyers rarely charge for these meetings, but double check before your meeting so you're not hit with any surprises.

You will want to prepare before your initial consultation. For example, you might want to take some notes about your case. How did the brain injury happen? What kind of medical bills have you had so far?

You'll also want to ask the lawyer about:

  • His or her experience and professional background handling brain injury litigation
  • The lawyer's assessment of your case and recommended strategy moving forward
  • How the lawyer charges for his or her services, and the estimated cost of handling your case

Remember that anything said in these meetings will be kept confidential even if you ultimately hire another lawyer.

How do Brain Injury Lawyers Bill?

Many brain injury lawyers will charge on a contingency basis, which means that they don't get paid unless you get paid. Lawyers working on contingency typically take a percentage of any money you win as compensation.

Selecting a Brain Injury Lawyer

Once you've met a few brain injury attorneys, you may already know who you want to work with. If not, look at any notes you made. Is there one attorney that stands out above the rest? If you're still undecided, you might want to ask the lawyers for references and call those clients to get their opinion on how the lawyer handled their case.

Ultimately, you want to hire a lawyer who has the professional experience to handle your brain injury case, whose advice and judgment you trust, and whose case strategy you agree with. If you are sure you have found a lawyer that can handle your case, you can hire him or her and begin your personal injury case.