Factors That Impact A Brain Injury Case
Our knowledge and understanding of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) has increased dramatically over the last few years, yet it can still be difficult to assess the value of a personal injury case that involves this type of closed head trauma. At Mitch Grissim & Associates, our experienced personal injury lawyers understand what factors can impact a brain injury case and are here to help you after an accident that caused a TBI. To learn more about your legal options and what your claims might be worth, call or contact our office today to schedule a free case consultation.
Medical Documentation of the Injury
One of the biggest factors impacting a brain injury case is the extent of the medical documentation of the injury. It is important that a victim of a brain injury be seen by a medical professional as soon as possible after an accident to diagnose a TBI. A delay in diagnosis can lead to claims by insurance companies that the extent of the injuries is not as serious as the victim claims. Diagnostic tests like a CT scan, PET scan, or EEG can help establish the existence of a traumatic brain injury, and a neuropsychological evaluation by a professional can confirm and bolster this diagnosis.
Changes in Appearance or Behavior
Changes in the victim’s appearance or behavior is another factor that can influence a brain injury case. If the victim suffers from paralysis, abnormal muscle movements, slurred speech, or other physical challenges it is easier for a jury to understand the seriousness of a TBI. Changes in behavior like mood swings, aggressiveness, loss of social skills, and more can also illustrate the damage that a traumatic brain injury has caused.
Specifics of the Accident
The specifics of the accident that caused the TBI can also impact a brain injury case. While a traumatic brain injury can occur even in a low-impact collision, if the accident caused substantial property damage or harm to others it can be compelling proof that the accident resulted in a brain injury for the victim. This is particularly true in TBI cases involving car, truck, and motorcycle accidents as well as construction site and pedestrian accident injuries.
Victim’s Personal and Social History
Lastly, a brain injury victim’s personal and social history can impact a brain injury case. Determining the extent of a traumatic brain injury can be incredibly subjective, but showing a clear change in the victim’s personal or social history before and after the accident can be proof of the damage caused to the brain. Examples include changes from an excellent to poor employee, separation or divorce from a spouse, loss of custody of a child, or criminal activity after a TBI. To learn more about what can impact a brain injury case, talk to our office today.
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If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident, the knowledgeable Nashville personal injury lawyers at Mitch Grissim & Associates are here to help. Call the office or contact us today to schedule a free evaluation of your case now.