Working as a personal injury attorney requires quite a few skills, including strong powers of persuasion and negotiation. Attorneys working in this highly competitive area of law often decide to focus on certain kinds of injuries or cases. This allows them to accumulate knowledge about the medical, social and mental impact of various injuries. Over time, that knowledge can translate into greater success and larger settlements for clients.
However, this doesn't mean that an attorney who doesn't have in-depth medical knowledge about a specific injury can't successfully argue a case. It only means that he or she may need expert help from an attorney with more specific experience to build the best case possible for clients. For those considering taking on a personal injury case that involves a serious traumatic brain injury (TBI), working with an attorney who understands the medical side of TBI cases can help.