If you or someone you know has suffered brain injury as a result of an auto accident in Michigan, it’s imperative that you find a lawyer who specializes in traumatic brain injury cases, and who is very familiar with the auto accident law.
Why? Because traumatic brain injury lawsuits can be challenging for TBI lawyers to prove. Many traumatically brain injured accident victims appear “normal.” They often speak well and do not display obvious signs of a brain injury.
Even medical classifications for TBI are misleading. Most people are diagnosed with “mild” traumatic brain injury, but this is a medical classification only. It doesn’t mean the auto accident victim’s disabilities and impairments are also “mild.”
An additional challenge to proving TBI for many Michigan brain injury lawyers is that the diagnostic testing most doctors use is an MRI or CT scan. These tests normally do not detect mild and moderate TBI and yield “normal” neurological examination results.
Therefore, if an attorney does not specialize in traumatic brain injury lawsuits, he or she will not know what to look for to prove and win your case.
Our lawyers have put together this chart to help you choose the most qualified attorney for your circumstances: The Michigan Auto Law Attorney Evaluator.
In the meantime, we’d like to share some information about our brain injury lawyer credentials.
Because our lawyers have been handling traumatic brain injury litigation for more than 50 years, we understand the physical, emotional and psychological hardships you are experiencing from your accident.
We can also recognize the signs and symptoms of TBI, and we have the resources and capabilities to recover for you.
Steven Gursten is a member of the American Association for Justice Traumatic Brain Injury Group and lectures to attorneys across the country on TBI accident cases. He also sits on the lawyer committee for the Sarah Jane Brain Project, which is dedicated to helping children with pediatric brain injury.
Steve has received the highest recorded jury verdicts and settlements for Michigan traumatic brain injury cases, according to Michigan Lawyers Weekly, including a $5.65 million verdict, a $4.2 million verdict and a $2.5 million settlement. All of those cases had defense offers of only $100,000-$250,000.
Robert Raitt, past president of the Michigan Association for Justice, has received a $1.1 million jury verdict for a traumatic brain injury case.
Call Michigan Auto Law at (800) 777-0028 to speak with one of our brain injury lawyers now, or fill out our free consultation form. The call and the advice is free.