A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be a life-altering injury. It can stop you from interacting with loved ones, resuming your work or pursuing your passions. If you have suffered such an injury due to the actions of another, it is important to provide your attorney with the necessary information.
Perhaps the most important thing that you can bring to your lawyer is your medical information. You should, for example, always bring in any reports from your doctor, documents from the emergency room and any relevant medical scans, such as MRIs, PET scans and CAT scans. This will help to constitute the proof that you actually suffered a TBI and form the foundation of a case. At the same time, it is important to bring in relevant medical proof that might show any mitigating factors. Issues such as drug abuse or birth defects might heavily impact your case, and your lawyer should know about such issues as soon as possible.
In addition to the proof of injury, it is important to share with your attorney any information about how the accident occurred, such as the description of the event, location, who was there, indoors or out, the weather conditions, and any other accounts of the circumstance. It is also important to provide them with more significant material. Let them know of any witnesses to the accident, for example, and any relevant police records from the incident. This kind of information is necessary for your lawyer to begin building the case against the person that was responsible for the TBI.
If you have suffered from a traumatic brain injury, it is important that you contact an attorney. He or she can help you to get the aid that you need and help to make sure that your needs are cared for. You have already suffered a life altering event, and now is the time to reach out for help.