How to Prove Personal Injuries that are not Visible through Medical Testing

by | Feb 10, 2014 | Personal Injury

Please note that this is not legal advice.  See our disclaimer. 

When you have been injured by the carelessness or negligence of another person, many of your injuries may be easily determined, either through visual screenings or by medical testing. In many contexts, though, there are additional injuries that do not show up on x-rays or MRIs, or that cannot be established by a simple procedure or test. What can you do in those situations so that you can seek compensation for all your losses?

One of the most effective ways to establish proof of an injury not visible by medical testing is to use the assessment of a doctor or medical professional. Much like a detective, a doctor can ask a series of questions, and deduce certain conclusions. In certain circumstances, it may be necessary to retain an expert, someone who has gathered substantial data on different types of injuries, who can testify regarding the types of outcomes that have been documented by others who have suffered the same injury you have.

In general, though, making “invisible” injuries visible can only be obtained from hard work, considerable preparation, and sound presentation. All types of factors must be addressed, including emotional changes, as well as physical or cognitive deficits. When seeking to establish proof of these types of losses, an attorney must often spend a fair amount of time helping juries and judges understand complex medical issues, such as the structure of the brain, or the way the central nervous system works.  Often, what is most compelling is a comparison of the way the injury victim lives each day now, as opposed to how they lived before, with attention given to every detail. This can include an examination of such issues as:

  • Is the person more prone to fatigue, irritability, depression or other conditions than before?
  • How do others observe the differences the injured person exhibits after the accident?

Only an experienced law firm is able to determine the best type of evidence for your individual case.

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At Horstine Law, LLC, we have decades of experience protecting the rights of individuals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We take an aggressive approach, using our knowledge, skill, experience and resources to help you get the outcome you want. We offer a free initial consultation in every case. For a private meeting, contact our office online or call us at 215-568-4968 (in New Jersey at 609-523-2222).


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