PROVING DAMAGE CLAIMS IN
BRAIN INJURY CASES
Individuals suffering from a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) are often unaware of the effects. Symptoms include forgetting well known numbers, leaving doors open or water running, confusion, lack of concentration, memory loss, personality change, headaches, blurry vision, sleep or appetite disorders and sometimes even the loss of sense of taste or loss of sense of smell. To preserve evidence we will often ask friends, family and neighbors to document strange or abnormal behavior of someone suspected of striking their head. Often many of the mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) symptoms will resolve on their own within a year of the incident causing the injury. Those symptoms that do not resolve may be permanent. Doctors and therapists often help victims of mild traumatic brain injury by teaching ways to compensate for memory problems. Victims of head and brain injuries are often some of the most frustrated, emotionally distressed and upset clients. They often require a little more attention and understanding.
More significant brain injuries or head trauma can result in severe brain damage, extended coma or even death.
Brain injuries are most prevalent in motor vehicle/car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, bicycle accidents and falling merchandise cases. These types of injuries are also seen in bicycle accidents and car/pedestrian accidents. Generally, the more severe the head trauma, the more likely that the injury will be permanent.
A personal injury attorney work with medical and rehabilitative experts as necessary to explain the full range of your brain injury symptoms to make sure that your damages are documented and taken seriously by the defendant and its insurer. In some cases, we depend on neurophysiologists and biomechanical experts who can relate the physical dynamics of a car accident or truck accident to particular symptoms or behavioral changes.
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