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Written by: J. Todd Tenge

4 Factors to Consider When Hiring a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer in Colorado

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If you or a loved one suffered a head injury in Colorado, you need help from an experienced traumatic brain injury lawyer. Victims can sustain severe head injuries in car accidents, bicycle accidents, or slip and fall accidents, or as a result of a defective product. No matter what type of injury accident caused your brain injury, you could be entitled to recover compensation from the at-fault party.

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is defined by the Brain Injury Association of America as “an alteration in brain function, or other evidence of brain pathology, caused by an external force.” This type of injury typically requires specialized medical treatment, trauma care, and specialized support services. In many cases, victims require assistance and care for years—potentially until the end of their lives.

Choosing an experienced TBI lawyer can help ensure you get the justice you deserve. When talking to Colorado personal injury attorneys about your case, consider these critical factors.

No. 1: What Experience Does the Attorney Have with Traumatic Brain Injury?

Successfully investigating and documenting a serious head injury claim requires a high level of knowledge and experience. Not every Colorado law firm focuses on personal injury cases, and of those that do, not all of them have direct experience with traumatic brain injury claims.

Colorado has no legal requirements for having an attorney to handle any personal injury case. Likewise, most attorneys can take on a personal injury case on your behalf. However, because TBI cases are highly complex—and typically high-stakes in terms of potential claim value—choosing a lawyer with direct experience can make a significant difference.

No. 2: What Is the Attorney’s Track Record with Head Injury Cases?

Even if an attorney has experience with head injury claims, that fact does not automatically indicate prior successes. Ask potential attorneys about their track record of TBI settlements and awards. Attorneys cannot always share details about past cases they have handled. However, you can ask what their average traumatic brain injury settlements have been in the past.

Although attorneys settle most head injury claims without going to court, negotiating a settlement with the insurance company is never a given. If your attorney cannot negotiate a fair settlement, they may have to file a lawsuit and take your case to trial.

Consequently, be sure to choose an attorney who has a history of litigating brain injury cases successfully. Hopefully your case won’t have to go to court, but you need an attorney who is well prepared to handle a trial if necessary.

No. 3: What Resources Will a TBI Lawyer Devote to Your Case?

As noted, traumatic brain injury cases pose a complex challenge, even for the most experienced attorneys. Choose a law firm that has a vast network of resources that they can put to work on your case.

To build the strongest possible case, your attorney must investigate and assemble the necessary evidence to prove the at-fault party’s negligence or wrongful actions. This may require opinions or testimony from expert witnesses and other specialists.

No. 4: What Level of Service Will the Law Firm Provide?

Traumatic brain injuries can leave victims with long-lasting or permanent neurological and physical deficits. Consequently, the value of head injury claims can be higher than other types of personal injury claims. Look for an attorney who will provide specialized service and attention. Ensure the firm will craft their legal strategies based on the details of your case, rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach.

Never hesitate to ask any potential attorney who in the firm will be handling your case. You want to be sure that you won’t be handed off to junior associates or others within the firm.

Ask about how they will keep you updated about the progress of your claim and how accessible your lawyer will be when you have questions or need information. Finally, pay attention to your comfort level with any potential attorney. It is critical that you feel comfortable talking to your lawyer, asking questions, and getting the respect and response you deserve.

Contact an Experienced Brain Injury Lawyer Now in Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins

The experienced TBI lawyers of the Tenge Law Firm are committed to getting you the justice and compensation you deserve. To date, we have helped hundreds of clients, recovering more than $50 million in settlements and awards.

Read our client testimonials to learn more about our commitment to getting the best possible outcome for you. Although our past case results may not reflect on the outcome of your claim, they reflect our dedication to exceptional service and personalized attention.

Our firm and team of experienced attorneys have received countless awards and recognition. However, the only achievement that matters is what we can accomplish for you. We provide a boutique service for our clients, with an unparalleled level of support. We limit the number of cases we take on, allowing us to put the full force of our firm’s resources and experience to work for you.

We offer a free consultation, and you never owe any legal fees until we recover compensation for your damages.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation or to speak directly with one of our Colorado traumatic brain injury lawyers now.

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