Proving a traumatic brain injury is the cause of a serious injury claim

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
    • Headaches
    • Nausea
    • 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
    • Coma

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.