How to deal with the Legalities of a Brain Injury

If you have recently been the victim of an accident resulting in brain injury you may need the help of a personal injury attorney from Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Provo. You might not be aware of all the legalities involved when it comes to dealing with a brain injury. We are here to help. Below are some suggestions to help you when it comes to dealing with a brain injury and the litigation involved in a personal injury case.

 

Difficulty of Proving a Brain Injury

Unless there is objective evidence of brain injury on MRI or CT scan, the insurance companies assume the individual is faking their injuries or the person has psychological problems that pre-existed the accident. In order to win your case you need to provide actual evidence of the brain injury. It is also important to know that in pursuing a brain injury claim, you will be opening up your entire life history to examination. Grade school records, medical records from childhood and anything else through the years that the insurance companies can obtain is open game. Psychological and psychiatric records are obtainable and will be obtained.

 

New Technologies can be Helpful to your Case

In the years past it took a lot more to prove that you had a brain injury due to an accident. Now you have several options of testing to help you in proving your case. Some of these include:

·       MRI/DTI: This test done on a normal MRI machine with special software known as "Diffusion Tensor Imaging" and is particularly sensitive to damages in the white matter tracts of the brain

·       MRI/SWI: Another specialty version of the MRI is known as "susceptibility weighted imaging or SWI". This allows the radiologist to see very tiny bleeds in the brain known as micro hemorrhages.

·       MRI/MRS: this technology known as "spectroscopy" looks at the balance and ratio of certain molecules in the brain matter.

 

Obtain Medical Help

When finding a doctor you need to find one that is up to date on all the current discoveries concerning brain injury. Find a doctor who is willing to take all of the necessary steps to diagnose your injury correctly and give you the evidence you need to win your case.

 

Brain injuries can be devastating. With the help of a personal injury attorney at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Provo you can start to get your life back in order. For more information on personal injury claims you can call our office today to schedule a consultation.

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Norman H. Jackson, Utah Court of Appeals Judge, Retired, has joined the law firm of Robinson, Seiler & Anderson, LC, effective April 2017.  Judge Jackson was one of the seven founding Judges of the Utah Court of Appeals and served terms as Presiding and Associate Presiding Judge.
 
Judge Jackson was the senior attorney in a Richfield law firm for eighteen years.  The firm engaged in legal, business and tax cases, including practice before State and Federal Courts, U.S. Board of Land Appeals, Utah Public Service Commission and Arizona Corporation Commission.  Clients included counties, cities, banks department stores, communications and credit associations, irrigation companies, auto dealers, building supply stores, farmers, ranchers and small businesses. They took “every type of case that came through the door,” from criminal defense work to a patent royalty dispute for the inventor of the Frisbee. Judge Jackson has been a lifetime rancher doing business in Utah as Jackson Cattle Company and Arizona as EJ Cattle Ranches.
 
Judge Jackson’s professional service includes terms on the Utah State Bar Commission, Bar Foundation (President and Vice President), Air Travel Commission, and Utah Information Technology Commission.  He served on the Judiciary’s Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee for thirteen years and initiated and supervised the Appellate Court Mediation Office.  He developed and advanced a realistic and workable framework for both of Utah’s Appellate Courts to use in reviewing trial court and administrative agency decisions.  He published three editions of Utah Standards of Appellate Review while participating in more than 2,000 appellate court decisions.  
 
Judge Jackson’s experience will complement the other outstanding lawyers at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson, LC.  The firm will continue its representation of injured individuals, as well as clients in real estate, business, estate planning, tax, contract and education matters.
 

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