Traumatic Brain Injury
As science and medicine advance, we are learning that the brain is more fragile than we ever thought. We better understand the lasting impact that even seemingly minor trauma can have in the long run.
We hear a lot about concussions on football fields. But concussions and other brain injuries happen right here in Connecticut on playgrounds, at work, on highways and elsewhere. All it might take is a wet floor to lead to a brain injury that changes the course of someone’s life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tens of thousands of people die from brain injuries every year. Millions are injured. Many undergo MRIs or CT scans to determine the extent of their injuries.
If you have suffered a brain injury due to the negligence of another party, you have a legal right to seek justice. To do so, you will want an experienced traumatic brain injury attorney on your side.
Brain Injuries Are Often Underdiagnosed
Some TBIs are obvious medical emergencies with immediate symptoms. But not all brain injuries are immediately apparent. Contrary to popular belief, one does not have to be knocked unconscious to suffer a concussion.
A traumatic brain injury may be characterized by one or more of the following symptoms:
- Temporary loss of memory
- Loss of consciousness
- Confusion or other cognitive problems
- Changes in personality
- Vision problems
Just because these symptoms are not present does not mean an injury did not occur. Some brain injuries may have no obvious signs, and even a CT scan may not reveal the injury. For this reason, TBIs often go undiagnosed.
As we continue to explore the science of our brains, it has become clear that even seemingly minor trauma can have a long-lasting impact.
Causes of Brain Injuries
There is any number of things that can cause a brain injury. Car accidents and falls are the leading causes of TBI in the U.S. Other causes can include:
- Car crashes
- Blunt trauma to the head
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Construction accidents
Why Hire a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney?
The costs – emotional, physical and financial – associated with a TBI and subsequent recovery can be phenomenal. Insurance companies will often downplay the extent of your injury to try to justify giving you less than you deserve. To seek the fullest possible combination, you may need the help of an attorney.
A traumatic brain injury attorney may be able to seek compensation for:
- Past, present and future medical expenses
- Income you lost because you were unable to work
- Income you will not be able to earn in the future (loss of earning capacity)
- Emotional and physical pain and suffering
Contact a Brain Injury Lawyer
The attorneys at the Flood Law Firm have the experience and determination to seek justice for Connecticut residents when they suffer a TBI or other brain injury. We recognize the serious impact this has had on you and your family, and we want to help.
Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your options.