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How to Hire the Right Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer - Tips for Victims and Families


No one understands what it is like to be the victim of a brain injury until it happens to you or one of your loved ones. Unlike a physical wound that is easily seen and treated, a traumatic brain injury is extremely complex to even diagnose, much less recover from. Healing from a brain injury can be a long and difficult battle with many ups and downs.

When it comes to hiring a lawyer to represent you or a loved one in a traumatic brain injury case, you need to choose a lawyer that understands the complexities of these types of injuries as well as the legal aspects. Hiring the right traumatic brain injury lawyer can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case, so these are some tips for both victims and their families to consider.

  • Tip #1- Choose A Lawyer Knowledgeable In Traumatic Brain Injuries
    • Most personal injury lawyers handle all different types of injury lawsuits, including brain injuries. However, when choosing an attorney for your traumatic brain injury (TBI) case, you will want to know that it is their specialty. A TBI can have long-term effects and future complications that are very different than other types of injuries. Your attorney needs to understand the full spectrum of how this injury could impact your life financially, physically and emotionally, both in the present and the future. Be sure to discuss what other TBI cases they have successfully handled to gauge their knowledge on this type of injury.
  • Tip #2- You Want An Attorney That Is Experienced
    • A traumatic brain injury case needs an experienced personal injury attorney due to the complexity of these types of cases. This is not the kind of lawsuit that you want to trust to a new lawyer that is just getting started. To find the right lawyer for a TBI lawsuit, one of the top criteria should be experience. Talk to prospective lawyers about how long they have practiced, the types of cases they have won and their success rate.
  • Tip #3- You Need A Lawyer That Is Willing To Go To Trial
    • Not all personal injury cases go to trial, however, you need a lawyer that is willing to go the distance if that is what is required. Many cases are settled before trial is necessary but in a traumatic brain injury case, the monetary compensation needed may be substantial and going to trial could be in your best interest. You need a lawyer that is not only willing to spend the time and money to go to trial, but a lawyer that also has successful trial experience.
  • Tip #4-The Right Lawyer Will Understand What You Are Going Through
    • Personal injury cases in general can take months and even years to come to fruition. Traumatic brain injury cases are some of the most complex types of lawsuits and are more likely to be lengthy. You need a lawyer that you feel comfortable with and who understands your situation. They should be empathetic and willing to fight for your cause. You need a lawyer like Rob Kornfeld.

Rob is unique as a personal injury attorney that handles traumatic brain injuries due to the fact he has been through the experience himself. He has sustained a brain injury, went through extensive therapy, made a full recovery after a 1985 injury, and he understands exactly what you and your family are going through. His perspective and insight into these complicated injuries is exactly what you want when choosing an attorney for your TBI case.

In addition to having a personal experience with brain injuries, Rob also has over 30 years experience, has a successful track record and is willing to go the distance, even if that means going to trial. He has recovered over $20 million for his clients and is respected among his peers. You can meet Rob and his team for a free consultation to discuss your case and if Rob handles your case, there is no fee unless he recovers a financial award for you. Call 425-893-8989 today to set up your no obligation appointment!