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How can I prove I sustained a brain injury in an accident?

If you were involved in a major car accident or wreck with a semi or 18-wheel tractor trailer in the New Braunfels area, you might be dealing with the lingering effects of a traumatic brain injury. Your medical bills are increasing, and the amount of stress and financial duress you and your loved ones are experiencing may seem so frustrating that you see no end or relief in sight. 

The nature of your injuries may entitle you to compensation from the parties responsible for your situation. Before you seek out legal counseling and file a personal injury claim, take a little time to learn how you can prove your brain injury is the result of your motor vehicle accident. 

Get medical documentation 

Hopefully, one of the first things you did immediately after your accident was see a doctor to have your injuries assessed and treated. However, it is okay if you waited a few days or several weeks before you saw a medical professional because you felt delayed accident symptoms or did not think the injuries you had were that serious. Your medical information can be used to prove the existence of your injuries, and they should include any diagnostic test results and all treatment recommendations. 

Get treatment 

It is possible for you to have a serious brain injury, not know it and feel normal. Regardless of how you feel, you should follow all treatment recommendations until they are complete. If you do not get treated or stop receiving treatment, your failure to comply could be used to show your injuries are not very serious and that you have recovered from them. 

Keep a journal of the impact on your life 

You should write down how your injuries have changed you and your family member’s lives. You should include any vocational and income changes you are dealing with and how your injuries impact your enjoyment of life. For example, before your accident, you were perfectly healthy and mobile. Now you may be partially paralyzed and must rely on someone else for all your basic daily needs, like bathing, using the bathroom and getting around. 

Because brain injuries are sometimes asymptomatic, proving you have one may seem quite difficult. Many in similar situations find it beneficial to work with their attorneys to improve their outcomes.

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