Evidence of the Severity of Your TBI
Proof helps demonstrate who’s liable for your injuries, and also details how the injury has interfered with your ability to live and work. Evidence critical to your TBI injury case includes, but isn’t limited to:
- A Glasgow Coma Scale assessment by a medical professional indicating if your brain injury was mild, moderate, or severe.
- Medical imaging showing the physical effects on your brain, such as a computerized tomography, intracranial pressure, or magnetic resonance imaging scan.
- Other medical records, like your doctor’s notes.
If your TBI is severe and has a major effect on your daily life, your compensation will likely be higher. It’s important to keep track of your symptoms and how they impact you. Specific symptoms vary depending on how your brain injury occurred, but may include:
- Cognitive impairment
- Dizziness and problems with coordination
- Emotional and behavioral changes
- Language difficulties
- Losing consciousness
- Memory loss
- Numbness in areas of the body and overall reduced physical strength
- Physical problems like seizures or inability to move specific body parts
- Post-traumatic stress disorder from the accident itself
- Vision impairment
- Vomiting and nausea
Treatment for these medical issues after a TBI is often extremely expensive. This is a problem if you can’t go back to work and earn a living after the injury. That's just one reason to talk to an attorney as soon as you can after suffering any kind of head wound.