Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is one of the most challenging injuries to prove legally, especially when contrasted against more apparent physical injuries. The brain, after all, is the control center of our body, the custodian of our memories, emotions, and skills. Its injuries often manifest subtly – a forgotten memory here, a slight change in personality there. Due to this, the intricacies of TBIs remain a tough nut to crack in the legal realm. But why does proving it pose such a challenge, and how crucial is experienced legal representation in these cases?
Things to Consider When Trying to Prove a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Medical Evidence: Medical documentation is the cornerstone of a TBI claim. This includes MRI and CT scans, but not all TBIs will appear on these tests. This is where medical examinations, including neuropsychological testing, come into play. These evaluations can provide compelling evidence of cognitive deficits resulting from the injury.
- Witness Testimonials: Close friends, family members, or colleagues can attest to the changes they've noticed in the injured person post-injury. Such testimonies can describe the emotional, cognitive, and physical changes, illustrating the injury's impact on daily life.
- Documenting the Duration of Symptoms: Chronic symptoms are a significant factor in TBI cases. It's one thing to have a migraine for a few days post-accident, but another if it persists for months. Documenting the length and severity of symptoms is vital.
- Using Expert Witnesses: Neurologists, neuropsychologists, and other medical professionals can offer their expertise to explain the injury's nature and long-term effects. Their insights can help demystify TBI for the court.
- Comparative Analysis: Comparing the injured person's cognitive and physical abilities before and after the accident can offer clear evidence of the injury's impact. This can be done through medical records, employment files, and even the academic transcripts of the injured person.
- Insurance Company Negotiations: Insurance companies often downplay traumatic brain injuries, especially if initial scans don't reveal evident damage. An experienced attorney knows these tactics and can counteract them with strong evidence, ensuring fair compensation.
Contact Our Injury Lawyers Today
At Vames, Wang & Sosa Injury Lawyers, we don't just represent you – we advocate for you, support you, and tirelessly work towards securing the justice and compensation you rightfully deserve. Our deep understanding of TBI claims equips us to provide the top-notch legal representation you need in such cases.
With a strong track record serving the communities of Gresham and Hillsboro, Oregon, our team is ready to guide you every step of the way. Don't navigate the complexities of a TBI claim alone. Reach out to us today, and let's begin the journey towards the justice and peace of mind you deserve.
Areas of Expertise:
Car accident injuries
Motorcyle accident injury
Semi-truck accident injury