Traumatic brain injuries are devastating. While not all TBIs are catastrophic, a serious injury to the brain could affect a survivor for life. They can leave victims with lifelong disability, impair or disrupt cognitive function, and result in death in the most severe cases. Unfortunately, these major injuries are often the result of preventable accidents or negligence.
If you or someone you love has suffered a severe traumatic brain injury because of the negligent action of another person, The Flood Law Firm can help. Our Danbury brain injury attorneys have experience representing clients’ who have suffered traumatic, catastrophic brain injury and are passionate about helping people. Call today for a free and confidential case evaluation.
A traumatic brain injury describes damage to the brain from a source of external trauma, such as a bump or blow to the skull. Violent blows or jolts to the head can cause a TBI by affecting the brain or its surrounding fluids. While a traumatic brain injury can be suffered in any type of accident, some of the most common mechanisms of injury include:
The symptoms related to a traumatic brain injury are what make this injury so life-changing. Even a minor TBI, such as a concussion, can have debilitating short-term symptoms. These include:
While all brain injuries manifest themselves differently, a severe traumatic brain injury can have more drastic effects. These include a loss of consciousness, coma, seizures, long-term memory loss, cognitive difficulties, loss of coordination, profound confusion and slurred speech. Some TBIs are ultimately fatal due to the severity of damage to the brain.
Traumatic brain injuries have incredibly high lifetime costs associated with them. Because of this, receiving fair compensation through an insurance settlement or in a personal injury trial is incredibly important. If your injury was caused by another person’s negligence, they may be legally responsible to compensate you for your injuries in the form of financial damages. Establishing negligence in these cases typically hinges on the presence of the following:.
The evidence necessary to prove these elements during a TBI case in Danbury could include accident reports, medical records, eyewitness testimony and input from experts. When a party is found to be negligent, the may be required to pay damages for your pain and suffering, past and future medical bills, along with lost wages and future earnings,.
If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury, swift action is recommended. There is a deadline to file a personal injury claim under Connecticut’s statute of limitations. This deadline is typically two years but could be shorter depending on the case. Additionally, eye witnesses and other key evidence may disappear the long you wait. Call our Danbury brain injury attorneys today today at (877) 987-9LAW for your free initial consultation. We also respond promptly to online messages.