When you are in an auto accident and suffering from a traumatic brain injury, the last thing you want to consider is medical bills. Unfortunately, it is something you need to do as soon as possible.
Proving a traumatic brain injury as the result of a car accident can be difficult.
What you need
You need several documents to prove that a traumatic brain injury results from a traffic accident. You will need:
- An accident report
- A doctors evaluation
- Copies of any tests you receive
- Verification of employment or employment loss
- Any bills from hospitals, doctors and therapists
These documents help you prove that you have a traumatic brain injury and that it is from your accident.
What the symptoms are
To claim a traumatic brain injury, you need to exhibit certain symptoms to prove it. These symptoms can be mild or severe.
- Mild traumatic brain injuries
- Fatigue or drowsiness
- Difficulties with balance
- Loss of consciousness
- Sensory issues
- Moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries
- Siesures and convulsions
- Pupil dilation that does not relate to light
- Clear fluid draining from the eyes, ears or nose
- Weakness in extremities
- Severe confusion
If you exhibit any of these symptoms, report them right away. This will provide the proof you need that the traumatic brain injury was due to your auto accident.
A traumatic brain injury, even a mild one, can result in large medical bills, an inability to return to your job or a permanent disability. Make sure you have all of the documentation you need.