Different kinds of injuries create different hurdles and complications. If you hurt your brain in an accident, it can be particularly difficult to prove the exact nature and symptoms of the injury. Compared with a fracture or a spinal injury, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) create a much broader range of potential symptoms.
The symptoms that impact the life of someone else may not exist at all for you, despite your injury being severe. The variety of symptoms and difficulty that can come with connecting symptoms to an accident can make it unusually difficult for people with TBIs to connect with the compensation that they need when an injury affects their earning potential and financial stability.
Not taking the time to adequately research and develop a case could mean missing out on the compensation you need to survive after a brain injury.
Brain injury cases are complex and may require professional help
Connecting your symptoms to your brain injury and your brain injury to another person’s negligence or wrongful act isn’t an inherently simple process. People may have a hard time understanding how tremors in your hands relate to a car crash where your vehicle rolled over, for example.
Both jurors and the judge in a case may not have the necessary medical background to understand the nature of brain injuries and how they impact individuals. Working with a personal injury attorney who understands brain injuries can make it infinitely easier to build a case around your injury and need for compensation.
Partnering with an attorney who has not only experience with complicated personal injury cases but also an educational background that involves medicine could make it easier for you to move your complicated TBI case through the court system.
Get ready to demonstrate how your injury affects your life
Have you been unable to return to work since the accident because it has had an impact on your physical dexterity, personality, motor function, balance or memory? Do you struggle with self-care because of your brain injury? Do you have increased medical expenses or cost-of-living expenses related to your TBI?
Being able to directly connect financial issues with your injury can make it easier to seek compensation through the courts. However, building those connections isn’t as easy as you might assume. Developing complex medical cases takes time and evidence.
The sooner you take action to protect yourself after an accident that leaves you with a brain injury, the more time you will have to build a claim and develop a case for why you require compensation due to medical costs, lost wages and other ongoing expenses.