...since I have been preparing for a month long jury trial that starts next week on behalf of a client who suffered a minor traumatic brain injury (MTBI). I have found the more I prepare, the luckier I am.
MTBI claims are among the most difficult of personal injury claims to prove. By definition, imaging studies (MRI, CT scan, X-ray) are normal. Often there is no loss of consciousness and sometimes the victim has not even suffered a blow to the head.
The effects of MTBI are subtle. It can be difficult to convince a jury that someone who looks so "normal" has suffered a debilitating injury.
If you are looking for more information about MTBI claims, I highly recommend the Traumatic Brain Injury blog by my collegue Bruce Stern. You can take a look here.
You can also find more information at the Brain Injury Association of Canada.
If you are looking for a Halifax personal injury lawyer you can check out our website.