A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, refers to the harm that happens when a jolt, blow or bump to the head or neck causes injury to the brain. Car accidents, blast injuries, falls, assaults, and sports injuries are among the most common causes of TBI. If you’re a New Jersey resident, here are some things you should know about TBI.
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Also known as a concussion, a TBI can lead to several behavioral or neurological issues that affect a person’s quality of life. After an injury, a person can experience issues with cognition and behavior that can be temporary or permanent. Examples of concussion symptoms include insomnia, memory loss, headaches, issues with concentration, depression, anxiety, anger, and issues with speech and judgment. People who suffer from a TBI due to someone else’s negligence may decide to seek legal action.
Medical documentation of a TBI
Several assessments are permitted by law to determine if an individual’s personal injury is a TBI. It is important for victims and their families to advocate for themselves since many physicians are not familiar with the medical assessments that are allowed in a court of law. If you’re involved in a personal injury case, it is important to undergo testing to help prove your case. Here are some of the steps you should take if you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury:
– Get an evaluation from your primary care physician.
– Make an appointment with a neurologist who understands TBIs and can properly diagnose you.
– Get an evaluation by a neuropsychologist or forensic neuropsychologist to provide viable evidence for your case.
These steps may help get you closer to getting the personal injury settlement you deserve. By showing medical evidence of your brain injury and connecting it to the incident that caused it, you may be able to hold the negligent person or entity accountable.