Because attorney Kevin Mottley has successfully represented brain injury victims in Virginia, the Mottley Law Firm knows what it takes to handle your claim. To find out if you have a strong case and to get your questions answered in a complimentary consultation, contact our Richmond-based law office at 804-930-1022 or online at https://www.mottleylawfirm.com/contact.cfm.
How a Lawyer Decides Whether to Take a Brain Injury Case
https://www.mottleylawfirm.com/ Whether you received a concussion, mild traumatic brain injury or more serious traumatic brain injury in Virginia, you probably will want a lawyer to represent you. However, not all attorneys are experienced in brain injury cases, and the ones who are don’t take every case.
Before taking on a new case, lawyers who know what it takes to be successful in a brain injury case ask potential clients the following questions:
- Can your brain injury be demonstrated by your medical records or doctor?
- Are you currently having symptoms of a brain injury?
- Will your family members, physicians, co-workers, or friends be willing to tell a judge and jury that you have changed as a result of your brain injury?
- Is there any evidence to prove how the brain injury happened? For example, maybe there was a picture of a cracked windshield that your head hit in an accident.
- Did someone else cause the injury due to his or her negligence?
- Did you do anything that contributed to your own injury?
- Does the negligent party have assets or insurance to cover your damages?
A Unique Focus On Traumatic Brain Injuries
My focus on representing TBI survivors is also unique. Most personal injury lawyers cast a very large net. They pursue, and will gladly accept, any case (large or small) that falls under the general “personal injury” heading. You can spot these practices by looking at their websites and clicking on the “practice areas” drop-down list. What you will see are many practice areas, only one of which will be “traumatic brain injury.” Think of these firms as the Wal-Mart Supercenters of the personal injury lawyer world. Wal-Mart has at least one of everything. The same can be said of most personal injury firms. They handle everything.
Nothing is wrong with such retail personal injury practices. My point is not to criticize that “generalist” approach to personal injury law. My point is simply to illustrate that my practice is different, just like a small nursery selling 20 different types of specialty garden hoses is different than a Wal-Mart selling one type of garden hose. Just like the nursery, I focus on one type of personal injury case – the traumatic brain injury case – and one type of client – the traumatic brain injury survivor.