Traumatic brain injury in an auto accident is one of the major causes of death and other disabilities in the U.S. A traumatic brain injury is a serious health concern, which could prove fatal. According to a CDC report, head injuries in auto accidents were the leading cause of hospitalization among adults and adolescents aged 15 to 44 years.
Traumatic brain injuries are common injuries that result after a devastating car crash. However, proving a brain injury is not simple if you want to file for a personal injury lawsuit against the defendant. A skilled personal injury attorney will help you prove you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting in a car crash and hold the defendant liable for compensation. Here are some useful tips to prove a traumatic brain injury in a court case:
Use the Latest Imaging Technology
The ordinary imaging technology present at the hospital ER might not be able to reveal the exact extent of your brain injury. An experienced traumatic brain injury attorney would suggest the client to opt for the latest imaging technology to get a clear picture of the damage.
Consult a specialist neurologist to interpret the brain damage for the court proceedings. Latest in MRI imaging will assist in proving your brain injury to the court to prove the defendant’s negligence.
Get an Expert Witness
The testimony of a medical expert witness, such as the doctors or the nursing staff who treated your injuries, will be essential in proving your injuries were the result of an auto accident, hence, clearing you of being at fault. You can also ask your friends, family and coworkers to give a before and after testimony as key witnesses. Your competent traumatic brain injury attorney will help conclude the before and after testimony in your favor.
Prove Fault of the Defendant through Forensic Investigation
Forensic investigative methods will play a vital role in proving the negligence of the defendant that led to the auto accident. Forensic investigations will include examining the damaged vehicle; measuring the impact of the other car and the injuries you or other passengers sustained as a result. You will need to rely on a skilled attorney to prove your traumatic brain injury along with the compelling evidence, modern imaging, and witness’ testimony.
If you wish to find out more about this topic or schedule a free consultation, contact the offices of Robert Edens at (847) 395-2200 to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer.