It's Difficult To Prove The Presence Of A Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a common outcome of auto accidents, slip-and-falls and other hazardous scenarios. In many cases, those who suffer TBI will find that their lives change drastically. They may endure migraines or lose their ability to concentrate; in more serious cases, one's cognitive function and ability to carry out day-to-day tasks may be greatly impaired.

Unfortunately, it can be incredibly difficult for victims to prove that a brain injury even exists. The effects of TBI may not be immediately apparent — symptoms can take days, months and even years to manifest. What this means is that in many cases injury victims are unable to obtain the compensation they need to pay for their medical costs, exposing them to financial hardship.

The lawyers at Ayers, Whitlow & Dressler can help. Drawing on our experience in the field of personal injury law, we are skilled at detecting the signs and symptoms of TBI, and know how to help our clients undergo the proper medical evaluation and testing to determine definitively if a brain injury has been sustained. Based in Charlotte, we serve throughout North Carolina. Reach out to us today to learn more about how we can assist.

Why Establishing TBI Is A Complex Undertaking

Medical imaging technologies are advancing at a rapid pace. This can be of benefit to TBI victims involved in personal injury matters, but it can also hurt their case.

Namely, modalities like MRI scans and CT scans are able, in many situations, to reliably establish the presence of a brain injury. They can show definitively abnormal patterns of brain activity or blood flow.

However, these tests are not yet sophisticated enough to detect more subtle forms of TBI, or predict when a brain injury's latent symptoms will begin to manifest — no tests are able to do so. As a result, it is difficult to establish reliable evidence of many brain injuries. As such, insurance companies are able to challenge injury claims, calling into question the severity of the damage done to the victim.

This is where the assistance of a qualified attorney is crucial. At Ayers, Whitlow & Dressler, we collaborate with a range of medical professionals, helping our clients receive much-needed cognitive testing, and then appropriately documenting the extent of the injuries they've suffered.

Offering Support When You Need Us Most

If you or someone you know has suffered a brain injury in an auto accident or through another means, you can contact our firm for help. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 704-594-4317 or by filling out our online form.

Getting started is free and, if you choose to retain us, we do not collect attorneys' fees unless we successfully recover compensation for you first.