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Car accident: The challenges of recovering damages for TBI

When an accident causes traumatic brain injury, the victim may not even be aware of the severity of the injury. Instead of seeking immediate medical care, he or she may be more concerned about filing an insurance claim. The importance of medical evaluation immediately after a car accident cannot be stressed enough, but the related costs for the treatment of TBI can be overwhelming. If the negligence of another party caused a British Columbia crash, getting help from an experienced legal professional is imperative.

Brain injuries can require long-term specialized treatment by medical experts, and the financial consequences can be enormous. Along with the treatment, the victim may be unable to work for months, or even years -- if ever again. When a victim files a personal injury claim against the party deemed responsible, proving the case to a jury can be challenging. Scientific knowledge and unique courtroom skills will be required, along with fluency when discussing neuropsychology, micro-damage and neuroimaging.

Brain injuries are often life-altering incidents, and the victim will want the support and guidance of a seasoned attorney with proven courtroom success in cases involving brain injuries. This is not the time to worry about the costs of the medical treatment or the loss of income. One focus must necessarily be to get a monetary judgment in a civil court to cover current and future financial losses.

Not only will it be challenging to establish negligence on the part of the named defendant/s, but also the severity of the brain injuries caused by the car accident. A skilled British Columbia attorney can work to gather the appropriate crash and medical evidence, along with details about future costs. In some cases, victims need to modify their living accommodations due to their injuries, and the lawyer will include such expenses along with other documented damage claims for adjudication by the court.

Source: expertbeacon.com, "Filing an auto-accident claim when there is a traumatic brain injury", David Christensen, Accessed on Jan. 6, 2017

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