How I Can Find the Best Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
Legally Reviewed and Edited by: Terry Cochran
If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), the following is a helpful checklist if you are considering litigation. Finding the best traumatic brain injury law firm in Michigan involves weighing several factors and then making an informed decision. At Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., we are ready to help you take the first steps in your TBI case.
Do Some Research
Talk with more than one lawyer or firm before you decide. You need to feel comfortable, understood, and supported by your attorney. TBI litigation is usually a long-term engagement. You want to work with an attorney who can help you understand your legal rights and be your advocate every step of the way.
The professionals at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., invite you to talk with them about your situation — at no cost or obligation — on the phone, online, or in person. We understand the many issues and dynamics surrounding a TBI diagnosis and can be your partner and advocate in exploring and understanding options.
Look for Legal Expertise
Look for lawyers and law firms that have experience in Traumatic Brain Injury, Personal Injury, and Medical Malpractice litigation. TBI litigation is complex and highly technical. Ask about a prospective attorney’s direct experience in neurolaw, TBI litigation, brain injury law, and cases similar to yours.
The entire staff at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., is dedicated to serving individuals and families, not insurance companies or corporations. Many of Terry Cochran’s clients have been involved in a car accident, motorcycle accidents, slipping and falling on construction sites or other serious accidents. Eileen Kroll specializes in medical malpractice cases, and her medical training as a registered nurse is invaluable in evaluating closed head injuries and brain damage.
Our legal team will work hard to ensure you receive the economic damages such as lost wages and payment of current and future medical bills that you deserve, as well as non-economic damages for your pain and suffering if you or a loved one suffered a brain injury that impacts the quality of your and your family’s life.
Experience with TBI Cases
The best TBI attorneys have skills in recognizing the many signs and symptoms of clients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury. Be prepared to answer a lot of questions, many of which may feel diagnostic in nature.
When you meet with our team, we want to have a full understanding of yours or your loved one’s condition and how to identify and treat it. We may recommend medical experts to see, tests to take, and rehabilitation to pursue — not only for addressing the injury itself, but also for maximum effectiveness in future litigation.
Insurance Complexities Navigation
Many TBI cases are the result of an auto, truck, or motorcycle crash. In a case where both private health coverage and auto insurance are involved, choose an attorney who can help you understand an insurer’s responsibility for paying your medical bills and ensuring ongoing treatment services.
Our legal team is always ready to be your advocate in these complex and frustrating administrative matters. We assist clients in submitting disputed claims to binding arbitration — or to file a complaint with the court if necessary.
Ask about Disclosure
The best TBI attorneys prepare clients for the discovery process — where you or your loved one’s entire medical and behavioral health history will become known to defense counsel. It’s important to work with a lawyer who can help you manage this process in the best way possible, limit your exposure, and be responsive to the emotional aspects of the disclosure.
For everyone at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., honesty is key. If you don’t tell your attorney the truth, your attorney’s ability to help you will be compromised. We are ready to assist you in understanding all the aspects of the disclosure process during a lawsuit.
Our legal team, like most personal injury firms, works under a contingency fee arrangement. We believe strongly in a client’s access to justice, and that no one should be unable to seek fair compensation due to financial challenges.
All contingency fee agreements must be in writing. In Michigan, contingent legal fees in personal injury cases (including TBI) are set by statute (MRPC Rule 1.5) and can be up to one-third of the recovery award.
Ask About Past Settlements and Verdicts
When you meet with a prospective brain injury attorney, ask about case results and awards for TBI cases similar to yours. Most attorneys, including Cockran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., are proud of their results and have successful cases ready for your review.
Choose Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. to be Your Advocate
In some situations, brain injury victims need immediate help so they can be financially reimbursed for current expenses. The best TBI attorneys can step in quickly to help gather documentation, order the appropriate diagnostic and functional tests, and begin to access impairment so that appropriate claims can be filed.
Our professional staff is ready to talk and meet with you in whatever setting makes the most sense, including your home or hospital room. We’ll help you get the answers you need. We’ll uncover the truth. Contact us toll-free today at 866-MICH-LAW or use our convenient online contact form to schedule your free consultation.
Disclaimer : The information provided is general and not for legal advice. The blogs are not intended to provide legal counsel and no attorney-client relationship is created nor intended.