Proving Traumatic Brain Injury in Court

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Wearing a helmet is critical to prevention of traumatic brain injury (TBI ) in cyclists involved in a crash. The injuries sustained are often not detectable in neuroimaging studies. Neuropsychological testing can be helpful to prove TBI in court.

Clients who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (“TBI”) frequently exhibit behavioral, cognitive, emotional, and physical symptoms.

However, because there is no deep laceration or fractured skull, the seriousness of injury is often underestimated, according to Herndon brain injury lawyer Doug Landau.

Many clients of the Herndon law firm ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd.  report problems with concentration, memory, attention, follow through, mental endurance, and other “executive functions”.

The family, co-workers, and friends of survivors of Traumatic Brain Injuries tell lawyer Landau of the impact of these symptoms. Frustrating for all concerned is the fact that standard neuroimaging studies are usually normal. This can cause a problem for the innocent victim’s counsel in a court of law.

The trial team at ABRAMS LANDAU has won many TBI cases, but has seen that CT scans, MRIs, and x-rays rarely reveal traumatic brain injury.

That is why neuropsychological testing is an objective evaluation method that can be used to diagnose and treat TBI.

Neuropsychological testing, though expensive, can be especially helpful with mild forms of TBI. When the injured client’s condition is not visible on standard neuroimaging studies, testing by a qualified neuropsychologist can help prove the case and point treatment in the right direction.

If you or someone you care for has sustained a brain injury and there are questions as to what laws apply, email or call Abrams Landau, Ltd. at once (703-796-9555).