What Experts Do Attorneys Use to Prove Brain Injury?

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February 12, 2015
Colson Hicks Eidson

Our Attorneys Utilize a Range of Professional Consultants

Our brain injury attorneys utilize a network of professionals to prove the extent of a head injury, along with the most likely cause. Sadly, most victims of traumatic brain injuries have to deal with insurance adjusters who claim that pre-existing conditions or prior injuries are to blame for massive head trauma, not the accident at the center of the lawsuit. Julie Braman Kane is one of our injury attorneys, and she uses the most up-to-date technology and trusted professionals to determine the true cause and cost of a TBI.

Video Transcription:

In brain injury cases, there are all sorts of different experts we need to use. Probably the primary expert you need is a neuropsychologist, which is a very specially trained type of psychologist with a tremendous background in identifying where brain injury impacts a person on their day-to-day life. They do a significant amount of testing to help evaluate what the problems are, what the deficits are, what they were caused by, and much more importantly, how people can work around those deficits or try to get better.

The neuropsychologist can lay the groundwork for a vocational expert, who’s someone who comes in and helps a client understand what their work limitations are, what their capacities are, and what their capabilities are, and maybe can help a client find a way to be more productive in society even given their injury.

Of course we always need economists to take a look at our clients and to figure out what their income earning capacity was before their injury, and then, based on the evaluations of the various doctors, health care providers, and the neuropsychologist, figure out what their future income earning capacity is and what it’s going to cost to help take care of people with these TBIs.

There are a bunch of different types of experts you need, and knowing how to use them and when to use them is something that we litigators here at Colson Hicks Eidson have had a lot of experience with and are very comfortable doing.