The competency of your lawyer and the severity of your injuries are the two factors that will most strongly influence the amount of your financial compensation for what you’ve suffered. One is not under your control – but the other definitely is. Here are some questions to ask to help you choose wisely when selecting a Tacoma brain injury attorney:
#1 How many cases similar to mine have you been the principal attorney on within the last 5 years?
This is important because expertise is key to getting the best settlement possible for you. A personal injury attorney with little experience handling brain injury cases will not get you the best results. The answer you want is that they have had a number of cases similar to yours, all with positive outcomes for the client. If they have little experience or success with similar cases, move on to another candidate.
#2 Will you be handling my case or will it be delegated to another attorney or associate at your firm?
If you are dealing with a very large firm, the answer to this question may be no. You want to speak to the lawyer who will be handling your case – otherwise the answers won’t be relevant. A mid-sized firm is preferable and you’ll likely be dealing with the same attorney at your consultation that will handle your case. You want relevant answers, and these can only come from the lawyer who will be representing you!
#3 What are your past settlements you’ve obtained for brain injury clients?
Another question that needs to be asked when looking for a Tacoma brain injury attorney is how successful they’ve been at winning substantial settlements for clients with similar injuries and outcomes to yours. This can be a big indicator of what they may be able to do for you. If an attorney doesn’t have a track record that’s impressive, that’s a warning sign.
#4 Do you have any former clients I can speak to with cases similar to mine?
It’s one thing for an attorney to tell you that they’re good, but if their past clients are willing to offer a positive testimonial, that’s much more meaningful. If they have no testimonials they can provide, that’s a red flag. Also check for favorable client reviews on sites like attorney rating sites like Avvo.com as a positive indicator – or a warning sign that you may need to keep looking for a good Tacoma brain injury attorney.
#5 What do you think my case is worth and how soon will you pursue it?
An experienced Tacoma brain injury attorney will know, based on working cases similar to yours in the past, an approximate value range likely for your case. If they have no clue what it’s worth, this may be an indicator that they are not a good advocate for you. Also find out how soon they will get to work no your case – some attorneys drag their feet unnecessarily – you want someone who will get started right away and help you get your settlement as soon as possible!
Get the Answers You Need Now
When it comes to these questions, Park Chenaur & Associates is ready to give you answers today. We have expertise with brain injury cases, a winning track record, testimonials from satisfied clients we can share and are ready to get to work on your case right away! If you’ve suffered a brain injury – whether it was from a traumatic accident, an aneurysm or any other reason – we are ready to help you today.
Call Park Chenaur today for a free consultation. We work on a contingency basis, so we will get to work on your case right away with no up-front payment from you. We won’t charge a fee until you get a settlement! Park Chenaur always provides compassionate counsel and aggressive advocacy against those parties that injured you.
We offer multi-lingual services in English, Korean and Spanish. Contact Park Chenaur today so we can get to work on obtaining the best settlement for you as soon as possible. You can reach us via our website or at (253) 839-9440.