There are few conditions that require higher levels of personalized care than spinal cord injuries. For this reason, choosing an Indianapolis personal injury attorney for your spinal cord case is not a decision to be taken lightly.
In addition to having a trusted legal resource, your spinal cord injury case may also demand the care and guidance of various spine specialists, rehabilitative therapists, support groups, economic experts, and professionals who focus on re-engineering homes and automobiles to meet your physical needs.
An experienced and respected spinal cord injury attorney should be able to professionally navigate Indiana law as well as offer guidance for any additional needs to help you thrive within a new normal.
Attorney Matt Boulton has helped a number of Hoosiers affected by a spinal cord injury, and his experience with these cases has taught him that having a strong attorney-client connection is essential to a case’s success.
With that in mind, if you are considering legal representation, your first goal should be conducting a proper search to find a spinal cord attorney that fits your particular needs.
How to Find a Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Before you call the first attorney you see on TV or find on Google, ask a family member or trusted friend to help you seek out the names of law firms and lawyers that appear to be the best fit for your personal needs.
Your case is likely complex and will result in a long-term partnership between you and your attorney. It is also likely that your needs will be unique compared to those of other clients. As such, it is important that you search for an attorney who is equal parts personable and successful.
Specifically, instead of selecting a law firm based solely on a list of big-dollar results, consider some intangibles you also want the attorney to provide you, such as a positive outlook, strong character, availability, and an overall genuine disposition.
Ultimately, a spinal cord injury case is a niche practice area that requires skilled legal handling as well as a comprehensive, empathic approach to client care.
And while you are conducting your search, you should also check third-party sources such as Google Reviews and the Better Business Bureau to learn more about others’ experiences with the attorney and the firm’s public reputation.
Once you have finished your attorney search, you should begin thinking about the types of questions you wish to ask a spinal cord injury attorney.
Questions to Ask a Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
If you are a spinal cord injury survivor seeking legal representation, you may be unsure of the types of questions to ask an attorney. That is ok! Do not let this discourage you from seeking legal advice.
In most instances, an experienced personal injury attorney will start the initial conversation by simply asking you to tell your story. After hearing your version of the events, they may ask additional questions to help them better determine whether or not you have a potential case.
At this point, if the attorney believes they can help you, you should then ask them a number of basic questions, such as:
- Can you tell me about past spinal cord injuries you’ve handled for your clients?
The attorney you choose has the potential to make all the difference in the outcome of your case, so we recommended that you choose an attorney who can cite experience with your particular type of spinal cord injury.
- Is personal injury your primary focus, or do you handle other types of cases, such as family law?
There are more than 15,000 attorneys in Indiana that practice various types of law. If you talk to an attorney who handles a multitude of case types, you may want to think twice about hiring them.
Choosing an attorney who focuses exclusively on accident-related injuries helps to ensure you have an advocate that acutely understands the finer points of personal injury law as it relates to spinal cord cases.
- Are you familiar with spinal cord injury support groups?
In addition to your legal needs, we believe your attorney should also be committed to providing you with personal and emotional support, and this includes being knowledgeable about local and national resources that specialize in spinal cord care.
- Do you have litigation experience?
As mentioned above, spinal cord injury cases are often complex and expertly defended by insurance companies. For this reason, you should always inquire about an attorney’s experience inside an Indiana courtroom in the event that your case needs to be litigated.
- Do you work on a contingency fee basis?
Attorneys that work on a contingency fee basis typically do not charge clients for upfront expenses related to legal casework.
In other words, we recommend that you seek out an attorney who offers a No-Win-No-Fee promise. This type of arrangement removes any worries about being able to afford legal representation for the duration of your case.
- Why should I choose your law firm?
The answer an attorney gives to the Why Choose Us question can help to reveal whether or not you believe their personal approach to law is something that matches your personality, temperament, and expectations.
Once an attorney has satisfactorily answered your questions, you may also request to review a copy of their contingency fee retainer. This should be an easy-to-understand document that clearly outlines the attorney-client relationship.
Indianapolis Spinal Cord Injury Support Groups
In addition to choosing a spinal cord injury attorney, we recommend that you also consult with local and national organizations dedicated to the advancement of spinal cord care and treatment, such as:
- Spinal Cord Injury Social & Support Group at Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI)
Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (main conference room)
4141 Shore Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46254
Email – email@example.com
Phone – 317-966-2423
- Spinal Cord Support Group
Community Rehab Hospital
7343 Clearvista Drive
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone – 317-621-3000
- United Spinal Association
120-34 Queens Blvd. #320
Kew Gardens, NY 11415, United States
Website – https://unitedspinal.org
Phone – 718-803-3782
The above list is simply a starting point for anyone who has yet to research support groups. There are numerous other local and national organizations that offer a wide variety of assistance to spinal cord victims and their families.
Similar to the attorney you select, we recommend you engage with professional groups that best match your personal needs.
Talk to Matt About Your Spinal Cord Injury Case
Attorney Matt Boulton has more than 20 years’ experience helping victims and families during the aftermath of a traumatic accident. Throughout this time, Matt has counseled and advocated for victims of spinal cord injuries throughout the state of Indiana.
In addition to crafting a potent legal strategy on your behalf, Matt and his hand-picked legal team are focused on providing the type of care that helps to ensure you Get Treated Like Family.
Once you feel comfortable with an attorney, we recommend you do not postpone hiring them. The longer you wait, the more difficult it may become to secure evidence or prove the causation of particular injuries.
Boulton Law Group offers a Zero Fee Guarantee to all Hoosiers who have sustained a spinal cord injury. This promise means it costs nothing to ask questions about your potential case, and you pay nothing until we win your case.
To speak with Matt today, call (317) 350-2680. If you prefer to write to us, please use our confidential contact form. Matt personally reviews every web contact received at our firm.
We look forward to hearing your story and learning how we might be able to help you!
Attorney Matt Boulton is an award-winning personal injury attorney with more than 20 years of experience helping seriously injured people throughout Indiana reclaim what was taken from them. His firm was created for for the client who expects exceptional service and passionate, successful legal representation.