I can’t remember details of the accident that led to my brain injury. Can I still win a claim?

After an accident, some types of physical injuries are easy to identify and diagnose. For example, if you suffered a broken leg in the accident, the injury will be obvious either by your outward appearance or by the pain you are experiencing. Other types of injuries, however, are less easy to spot right away. A brain injury is one example. Symptoms of brain injuries can be subtle and may take time to show up. When you do realize that you have suffered a brain injury, you may find that you have also suffered memory loss surrounding the details of your accident.

Gathering Evidence When You Don’t Remember Your Accident

Fortunately, victims of brain injuries can still pursue a claim for compensation from the responsible parties even if they suffer memory loss. If you do not recall the details of your accident, you may be unable to remember such things as how the accident happened, where you were and what you were doing at the time, and the medical treatment you received immediately after. The good news is that your attorney can still prepare a case on your behalf by obtaining evidence from other sources. Examples of potential sources for gathering details about your accident include the following:

  1. Witnesses
  2. Accident reports
  3. Newspaper articles
  4. Medical records

Even if there are plenty of other ways to gather evidence to support your claim for compensation following a brain injury, it is important to remember that time is of the essence. The law imposes strict time limitations for filing a claim. To get started learning more, we encourage you to contact us today at 800-989-6385.

Peter Steinberg, Esq.
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982