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The Use of Lay Witnesses in a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Case

Traumatic brain injuries can be devastating and can be common in all types of accidents.  Mild traumatic brain injuries can also be devastating, but it can be challenging to prove in a personal injury case. This article explains the challenge and how an experienced New Jersey & Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer can overcome the challenge.

What is the challenge of presenting a mild traumatic brain injury case?

The challenge in a mild traumatic brain injury case is the fact that there is no actual picture of the injury that you can show to the judge and jury.

How do you overcome this challenge and present the case?

What we have found in mild traumatic brain injury cases is that the presentation of lay witnesses (non-medical witnesses), is every bit as important as the medical evidence in the case.  The testimony of family members, friends and co-workers in mild traumatic brain injury cases can really be effective in showing a before and after picture of the injured person.

How do lay witnesses get involved in the case?

We typically ask our clients to provide us with a list of people for us to interview.   We identify the people who can most accurately describe how the mild traumatic brain injury and the cognitive deficits actually affect the injured person on a day to day basis.

To learn more about the use of lay witnesses in a mild traumatic brain injury case, click here order our free report.  It will answer some questions about how to pursue your case and how to best present evidence of the brain injury.

If you were injured in an accident and suffer from a mild traumatic brain injury and have questions about your case, feel free to contact me via phone or email.  I would be more than happy to answer your questions. If I am not available, you can also contact our experienced New Jersey and Pennsylvania traumatic brain injury lawyers at 877.944.8396.

Published: 6/11/12

**DISCLAIMER: This website does not provide any legal advice or create any attorney-client relationship. Each case is unique and requires review by a qualified attorney. Discussion of prior outcomes or results is no guarantee of the same or similar outcomes in current or future cases.

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