Selecting a Brain Injury Lawyer
Michael V. Kaplen: I’m always asked what criteria a person needs to consider before retaining a brain injury attorney. Selecting the most qualified person to represent yourself or a loved one in a law suit involving traumatic brain injuries is one of the most important decisions that you can make.
As an attorney who focuses his practice on representing survivors of brain damage, I am frequently called upon to take over the representation of a person who has sustained a traumatic brain injury because of the dissatisfaction that the injured individual and their family has with their current attorney.
A lawyer representing a person and their family for traumatic brain injury should possess knowledge, education and experience in this difficult area of the law.
In most states, since personal injury attorneys receive their fees at the end of the case based upon a percentage of recovery, something known as the contingency fee system– a brain injured individual can afford to retain the most qualified attorney for their case.
Here are some questions that you should be asking before you retain an attorney to represent you in your brain injury case:
At the brain injury law firm of De Caro and Kaplen, LLP we concentrate our legal practice on representing victims of brain damage. We have achieved numerous verdicts and settlements for our brain injury clients in all sorts of cases including motor vehicle accidents, bus and train accidents, liability caused by defective buildings and unsafe construction sites, work place accidents and in the area of medical malpractice.
Both my partner and myself are personally responsible for your case and will personally handle it.
We have authored numerous articles on traumatic brain injury and have been honored to be repeatedly invited to lecture to leading bar associations, brain injury associations and other professional and civic associations throughout the country.
I am proud that I have served for three terms as president of the Brain Injury Association of New York State and currently serve as Chair of the New York State Traumatic Brain Injury Services Coordinating Council.
Both my partner and myself have served as officers of the American Association for Justice– Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group. I have been honored to be a Chair of this prestigious group and my partner Shana De Caro, currently serves on the executive board and as the group’s treasurer.
If you or a loved one needs legal representation for your traumatic brain injury case, I would be honored to speak with you about your case.
You can obtain more information about my qualifications and the qualifications of my partner by visiting our web site, www.brainlaw.com