Neuropsychological Evaluation Of A Motor Vehicle Accident Victim
In the courtroom, before a lawyer can ask a neuropsychologist questions for the Independent Neuropsyhological Assessment report—pertaining to any motor vehicle accident victim—he or she must evaluate the assessment, and create a detailed report accordingly.
This report should include:
- A review of the background of the documentation provided
- An interview with the victim of the accident
- Reports of all the psychological and neuropsychological tests conducted
The lawyer will conduct the interview while the majority of the tests conducted are supposed to be supervised and performed by a licensed and certified psychometric.
In order to arrive to a conclusion, the neuropsychologist is required to assess the tests thoroughly, and rely on the information provided in the reports. This includes:
- The information obtained over the course of the interview
- Behavioural patterns and observations made over the course of the interaction
- Details of former assessments and findings
After this, an extensive medical briefing will be provided for reviewing.
We can summarise the source of the entire assessment as:
- Information obtained from the pre-accident and accident records
- Information obtained from the interview with the patient during the pre-accident, and accident history and recovery course
- Information obtained by interviewing family members and/or spouse
- Behavioural observations
- Information from all the tests administered
With the help of an experienced and professional transcription company, the preparing the report becomes easier. The neuropsychologist guides the company, and give them access to audio that has a duration that lasts up to several hours, and the company is able to transcribe in perfect order.
The report is reviewed and modified several times by the neuropsychologist, and the transcription company modifies or changes the transcription accordingly.
Transcription companies are also useful for making last-minute edits, as lawyers often surprise neuropsychologists with last-minute changes and deadlines.