Dealing with a TBI after a car crash

On Behalf of | Feb 24, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is one of the worst side effects of a car crash for people living in Mississippi. TBIs can have permanent and debilitating effects that can make it impossible to work again and severely compromise the possibility of life before the crash.

TBIs and motor vehicle accidents

A TBI that came from a car crash might lay the ground for the possibility of a lawsuit later on. The victim should consult with their usual primary care doctor first and then seek out a neurologist who has experience working with TBIs. They should also see a forensic neuropsychologist. This is a doctor who can write reports and call tests that would be appropriate to be presented as court evidence; they are used to their consultations being connected to lawsuits. They can use specific imaging techniques that they know will be admissible in court.

The care and progression of TBIs that result from motor vehicle accidents can be very hard to predict. The symptoms can vary from week to week, and the process of healing from one can take a long time. That is why personal injury lawsuits can be effective ways to get compensation for the trauma, medical care, loss of work, emotional distress and other impacts. A TBI is a serious injury and should be taken seriously.

If you suffered a brain injury due to another driver’s negligence, it might significantly change your life. Taking the right steps after getting a TBI may help ensure that you have the best possible care as well as compelling evidence in case you need to use it later on in a lawsuit.