~What is a "Special Needs Trust" and does it apply to my case?
~What is a "Medicare Set-Aside Trust" and does it apply to my case?
~What is "Excess coverage" or an umbrella policy?
What is "subrogation" and does it apply to my case?
Is your office staff experienced in coordinating the settlement of liability claim with:
~Worker's compensation Benefits,
~Group Health Insurance,
~Social Security Income,
~Medicare (reimbursement and set-aside),
~Uninsured Motorist coverage?
EXPERTS: Does your office employ or hire?
~Medical doctor or nurse to review records?
~Accident Reconstruction expert?
~Human Factors expert?
~Medical Rehabilitation supplier?
~Life Care Planner?
~Vocational Rehabilitation supplier?
~Medical illustration artist?
~Surgical or injury animated video company?
~Trust and annuity companies?
TOOLS: Does your office have?:
~In office "Court room" to practice and to prepare
witness for court?
~On Staff Investigator?
(Scene, witnesses, vehicles, defendants, assets,
~On staff Nurse?
Are you or the members of your law firm active in any professional associations?
~The Local City, State or National Trial Lawyers Association?
~Savannah Bar Association,
~Savannah Trial Lawyers Association,
~Georgia Bar Association,
~Georgia Trial Lawyers Association,
~Georgia Consumer Justice Foundation,
~Georgia Civil Justice Foundation,
~American Bar Association,
~The Brain Injury Association formerly the National
Head Injury Foundation,
~The Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group,
~The American Association for Justice (AAJ), formerly
the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA),
~Southern Trial Lawyers Association,
~Million Dollar Advocates Forum,
~Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America.
Do you or any attorneys have any special recognition from professional organizations?
LAWYER RATING: among other lawyers and Judges?
~What is your firm's Martindale-Hubbell Rating?
~AV, ~BV, ~CV or ~no rating
Does your office have experience with my particular injury? MEDICAL EXPERIENCE WITH:
~Traumatic Brain Injury;
You read, The Center for Disease Control &
You read, The American Academy of Neurology's 3 levels
~Spinal Injuries (quadriplegia, paraplegia);
~Disc Injuries: Herniated, ruptured, bulging and slipped disc;
~Facet Joint Syndrome and Chronic pain;
~Shoulder Rotator Cuff tears;
~Knees injuries such as meniscus and ACL tears.
WILL YOU GO THE DISTANCE ON MY CASE FOR ME AND MY FAMILY?
~Does your office have a success record at trials?
Insurance companies know who will go the distance if necessary and who settles quick and cheap.
~Does your office have a success record on Appeals?
DEFINE TO ME WHAT YOU THINK IS THE PURPOSE OF A LAWSUIT:
In my opinion, the purpose of a lawsuit is to make the at fault party, who is responsible for an injury or damages, "financially accountable" and not put the burden or costs on the family or the tax payer.