How to Find a Brain Injury Lawyer Near Me?
Having skilled help brings peace of mind. From having a cavity filled to being taught a foreign language, people feel most comfortable receiving services from someone with a long record of success. That’s also true when it comes to getting legal help. And if you’re looking specifically for a brain injury lawyer, you’ve come to the right place.
Getting treatment for a brain injury would make anyone nervous. You want the best possible care for yourself or your loved one. Yet, you might need the support of an experienced brain injury lawyer to ensure you get the compensation you need to pay for treatment.
Phillips Law Group provides free legal information for Arizona residents and visitors.
Call us at (800) 706-3000 today to schedule your personalized brain injury consultation.
Getting a Brain Injury Lawyer – Why Location Matters
Most people want a lawyer nearby for convenience. They might need to consult their attorneys frequently, and a law firm not too far away might make the entire legal process easier.
Our compassionate lawyers realize that accidents are stressful. Traveling long distances could add more pressure. Such a trip would be impossible for some with traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
We welcome visitors to our offices located in:
- San Diego
- Salt Lake City
- Los Angeles
Since our clients are our top priority, we make house calls and hospital visits when necessary. However, convenience is not the only reason to choose a local lawyer.
All 50 states limit the time you have to bring legal actions for different types of lawsuits and civil actions. These deadlines vary from state to state. Therefore, any lawyer you hire must meet the statute of limitations corresponding to where your brain injury occurred.
In Arizona, the deadline is 2 years for many types of brain injury cases, such as those involving medical malpractice. To determine how long you have to file a lawsuit based on your specific circumstances, click the “Live Chat” button at the bottom of your screen for more information.
A damage cap limits the amount of money you can receive from a civil lawsuit.
Suppose your brain injury resulted from an accident with a defective product in Arizona, and another person living in Colorado suffered identical injuries while using the same product. Since Colorado caps non-economic damages, their courts might award less compensation than Arizona courts.
If your lawyer does not understand damage caps, how could he or she negotiate for you? If you reject a settlement based on bad advice, your case could drag on unnecessarily, costing you additional legal fees and reducing the amount you win.
Awareness of the local legal environment
The authority to interpret and apply laws in a particular location is called jurisdiction. In any given state, several local judges, courts, and law enforcement agencies might handle legal matters. These entities might be conservative, moderate, or liberal, and knowledgeable lawyers will consider these factors in how they present a case.
Phillips Law Group is one of the largest consumer law firms in Arizona. Our attorneys are experienced, confident, aggressive, and successful – because we know how the law works in our jurisdictions.
Choosing a Brain Injury Lawyer in Your Area
If you were hiring someone to take care of your lawn, you could find various options listed in a phone directory or an online search engine. However, you will have no guarantee that the person is honest, trustworthy, or skilled at his or her job. After all, picking anything at random is risky. You could get lucky or end up with someone who ruins your landscaping.
While trial-and-error hiring might suffice for a basic service, the work of a brain injury lawyer is too impactful to take a chance on someone with questionable credentials. Some of the methods described in the subsequent sections could help you find a good local lawyer.
About 1.5 million Americans sustain a TBI each year, resulting in:
- 50,000 deaths
- 230,000 hospitalizations
- 80,000 to 90,000 survivors who experience long-term disabilities
The population of the United States is over 331 million. Viewed in that context, TBIs are a somewhat rare occurrence.
Many of our satisfied clients tell their family and friends about us. Though referrals can be an effective way to learn about the quality of products and services, finding someone who has personally interacted with brain injury lawyers can be challenging.
Why not check out our client reviews? These can help you learn about our services from people with firsthand experience and situations like yours.
Once you get a referral or locate a lawyer with excellent testimonials from previous clients, you can set up a face-to-face meeting. A law firm might refer to these as case reviews, evaluations, or interviews.
Ask about the issues that concern you, including:
- How long the law firm has been in practice
- Whether the firm is undergoing disciplinary action
- What fees the firm charges
Check the prices before you schedule your appointment. At Phillips Law Group, the initial consultation is always free, but some law firms might charge you hidden fees.
Another way to assess candidates is to look at their track records. Case results can tell you a lot about a law firm, including:
- Transparency: Trustworthiness strongly correlates with honesty and openness. Sharing case results demonstrates that a law firm has nothing to hide, and potential clients can make their final informed decisions.
- Expertise: Positive verdicts do not often happen by chance. Good case results can indicate whether or not a law firm has experience with your type of case law.
- Attorney-client relations: In some areas, laws require lawyers to keep case results private unless clients sign a waiver. Since dissatisfied clients would likely be unwilling to do so, published case results can indicate positive relationships between attorneys and their clients.
After reviewing verdicts and settlements obtained by Phillips Law Group and other associated firms, you might wonder how you can pursue compensation for your brain injury. Fill out this brief form to schedule your free case evaluation to discuss how much your case is potentially worth.
Awards and memberships
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) aims to help consumers “find businesses, brands, and charities they can trust.”
Phillips Law Group has been BBB Accredited with the highest ranking (A+) since 2015. You can view a company’s BBB accreditation by enabling the search filter on their website or checking for the BBB Seal of Accreditation on the company profile.
Awards and professional memberships, such as those listed below, identify law firms that are outstanding in their field:
- The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
- Chamber of Commerce Verified Members
- American Association for Justice Premier 100 Members
Considering a law firm’s reputation on BBB, its awards, and its professional organization memberships can help you discern between good and exceptional service.
When Not Just Any Arizona Lawyer Will Do
Your choice of attorney can greatly impact the outcome of your personal injury case. Traumatic brain injuries are devastating, and treatment, therapy, and nursing care often cost families millions over a lifetime.
The attorneys of Phillips Law Group can seek compensation on your behalf for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering associated with your brain injury. If we cannot handle your case for some reason, such as if you live outside of our jurisdiction or your issue relates to Social Security Disability, we can refer you to other excellent law firms in some instances.
Your initial consultation is free, so do not hesitate to schedule your appointment with our caring lawyers as soon as possible.
Our phone lines at (800) 706-3000 are open 24 hours a day to take your call.
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