Concussions and brain damage often go undiagnosed in the aftermath of an accident. The person who is affected may not look any different after the accident. Eventually, family members begin to notice symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) such as forgetfulness, difficulty following directions or irritability.
Unfortunately, brain injury cases can be difficult to prove. The change in your loved one's behavior and personality may be obvious to you, but the challenge lies in presenting sound medical evidence of that change to strangers who don't know your loved one — and aren't doctors themselves. One of the keys to success is involving a medical expert who can explain the injury in layman's terms.