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How to Prove a Brain Injury at Trial

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There are approximately 1.7 million brain injury cases reported every year in the United States. However, many of these cases, especially those considered to be “mild,” go undetected in the emergency room, immediately following the accident. The reason is that the first appearance of the cognitive signs and symptoms of a concussion do not become apparent until the individual’s attempted return to the routine tasks of schoolwork or employment.

As such, the Queens brain injury lawyer needs to present key witnesses at trial to provide evidence of the plaintiff’s behaviors before and after the accident to prove the brain injury case.

Necessary Witness To Prove a Mild Brain Injury Case at Trial

In order to prove a mild brain injury, the lawyer should present witnesses in addition to the victim to compare the pre-accident performance and behavior of the victim to post-accident functioning. Such testimony provides invaluable information and evidence for a Queens brain injury lawyer litigating these types of cases. Some examples of viable witnesses include teachers, co-workers and employees.

Moreover, key evidence, such as verbal and physical aggression, impulsivity, social dis-inhibition, depression and anxiety are often only recognized by spouses, parents, teachers and co-workers.

Medical personnel, who are unfamiliar with the victim’s pre-injury personality, may not make good witnesses in mild brain injury cases.

We Can Help

If you or a loved one was involved in an accident and suffered brain injury, the experienced Queens brain injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800 WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). We can also help with brain injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida.

If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case. Other phone numbers for us include: 1-800-RADIO-LAW, 1-888-WYPADEK, or 1-800-LAS-LEYES. Please visit us at www.Work4YouLaw.com.


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