How important is it to have an attorney that specializes in brain injuries?
It’s very important. The brain is obviously very complex. It’s probably the most important organ in the body, tied with the heart for importance. The brain is also very intricate. It takes us … now there are specialized tests that can determine the extent of the injury and how it manifests itself physiologically in your brain and what part of your brain it’s going to affect in the future.
Then after you have the neurologist or the neurosurgeon who’s treated your brain injury, you’re going to need to be evaluated by a neuropsychologist. And that’s a person who actually tests you for the results or the effects of the brain injury on you. Therefore, an attorney who has done this before will have a working relationship with not only a neurologist, but a neurosurgeon and also with a neuropsychologist and he’ll be familiar with how all of that information plugs in to be able to properly evaluate and handle your claim.