Can You Prove Your Brain Injury In Your Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Brain injuries are among the most devastating injuries that can happen to someone. If you or a loved one sustain a traumatic brain injury that was caused by another person’s careless or negligent actions, you may be entitled to compensation. However, in order to secure the compensation you deserve, you will need to prove the extent of your injury and that another party was liable. At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, our Charlotte personal injury attorneys are ready to help you through this.
Proving these injuries can be complicated
When a person sustains a traumatic brain injury, their lives often change completely. A brain injury can cause short and long-term disabilities that alter a person’s ability to go about their daily lives and can prevent them from working.
In court, your attorney will use evidence from your medical records to prove that you sustained a traumatic brain injury. Many brain injuries are evident in standard brain imaging techniques such as MRIs and CT scans. These tests can show bleeding in the brain as well as fractures to the skull, both indicators that a brain injury has occurred.
However, these standard tests do not detect microscopic changes inside of the brain. They also cannot show any chemical changes that have taken place following a brain injury.
In the event that a brain injury does not show up on a standard scan, it may be necessary for a victim to undergo additional tests. There are newer, more powerful scans that can detect hemosiderin deposits. These are iron deposits that are present following microscopic blood vessel tears. If these deposits are present, this is evidence that a brain injury occurred.
It may also be necessary to undergo a PET scan that allows physicians to see the brain’s functioning. These scans detect which areas of the brain are not receiving enough oxygen due to damaged brain cells.
It may be necessary to call expert medical witnesses who can testify to the extent of a person’s brain injury. An expert medical witness can explain to a jury what happened to the plaintiff’s brain, discuss how the injury will affect their future, and explain what medical care will be needed in the future.
Let us get to work on your case immediately
If you or someone you care about has sustained a brain injury that was caused by another person’s negligent actions, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, our qualified and experienced team is going to investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you need. This could include:
- Your medical expenses related to the brain injury
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work (including loss of future earning potential)
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
- Possible punitive damages against any negligent party