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.