The most complex case a plaintiff’s attorney can face is one where his client suffers a brain injury as a result of an incident. It is hard since 9 out of 10 traumatic brain injury cases involve injuries that are not visible to ordinary men and women. So how will a jury consider that your customer suffered a brain injury obviously there are the simple brain injury cases where the plaintiff suffered a fracture to his or her skull and all experts concur that there was natural damage that is the reason for the plaintiff’s symptoms. The problems lie in the situation where the physical damage does not appear on CT scans or MRI’s. The plaintiff often appears normal, and this look can be horribly deceptive. He or she could speak nicely, and this is a much greater problem to overcome. However, the brain, like an atom if split or broken, causes an explosion of distress and pain that is horrendous.
When the brain is damaged, there is not any tool available for the surgeon to come and repair it. We rely on nature and nurture and the ability to compensate. Family and friends of the individual who suffered a brain injury will sense the devastation sometimes as much or more than the injured party. The overall objective for an attorney in a brain injury case is to convince a jury that a natural injury has happened, it is permanent, and that it is the principal reason for your customer’s impairment. As much has been written with regard to proving liability, economic loss and household loss associated with a neglect case, this paper is only meant to cover aspects of preparing a brain injury case for trial. Agreeing to take a Brain injury situation is a dramatic investment to get an attorney in a lot of ways.
Your client, Mrs. Reynolds, was a driver in an auto crash that happened on a relatively busy street. The incident occurred at night. Mrs. Reynolds was moving on a street when a van pulled out from a side road to make a left turn. Mrs. Reynolds slammed into the right front corner of the van because the driver of the van made his turn. Both drivers were seriously hurt. After the ambulance arrived, Mrs. Reynolds was dazed but able to respond to physical and verbal stimuli. She scored 11 out of 15 on the Glasgow Coma Scale for her lack of consciousness. She had been lucky to survive the collision. When the client visits the attorney for the first time, the attorney usually has minimum information concerning the case. These first meetings are vitally important and for more details to get the client and the attorney need to like each other immediately. Clients, for the most part, are not knowledgeable about the intricacies of the legal system and do not understand the attorney, so they are usually somewhat apprehensive and uneasy.