Proving a Concussion Brain Injury Claim

Even if you feel all right after a concussion, it is essential to not take the injury lightly. In fact, you should always seek medical attention as soon as possible following the injury. Furthermore, as 10 percent of concussions result in post-concussion syndrome, the physical and psychological remnants of a concussion can last for some time. Due to the need for medical care, a concussion can result in extensive medical bills, loss of wages from work, and other financial damages. As such, if your concussion was caused by the negligence of another person, you shouldn’t have to bear the full weight of these expenses yourself.

To receive compensation for these damages in a personal injury lawsuit, the most important element is providing proof of the concussion as well as the negligence of the opposing party(s). When proving a concussion brain injury claim, some helpful pieces of evidence can include:

  • A written statement from the doctor or physician stating that the concussion was caused by the accident

  • Documentation from the hospital and treating physicians

  • Prognoses regarding potential long-term injuries

  • Photographs or documentary evidence of the accident

  • Police reports, if applicable

  • Eyewitness statements

  • Proof of missed work

  • A daily journal showing how the injuries have affected you

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Concussion

Head injuries and concussions may be minor, traumatic, or somewhere in-between. However, due to the wide variety of concussions and the unpredictable, long-term results of a concussion, it is difficult to determine the immediate severity. In some cases, a concussion may cause damage to the brain, including memory loss, cognitive impairments, and even emotional and behavioral changes.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. As such, if you have sustained a concussion due to the negligence of another person, whether in a car accident, a slip and fall, or another incident, it is a good idea to contact a prominent Kansas City concussion attorney to seek compensation for your personal injury.

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