Connecticut Head Injury Attorney
If you or someone you know has suffered a head injury or brain injury in Connecticut, we can assist with your claim. Our personal injury law firm has decades of experience ready to work for you. Our head injury lawyers do not ask for any money. We advance all fees and expense for your case plus hiring any expert witnesses. At the conclusion of the case, we will be compensated out of the settlement. If no settlement is awarded, you do not pay us anything and we cover all costs. Every case is carried out on a contingency fee basis which means you do not pay us unless there is money recovered.
1. What is a Head Injury?
A head injury can be defined as damage caused to the head, resulting from an open or closed head injury the results of which are expected to continue for an indefinite amount of time and creates a substantial handicap to the individual. A person is said to have a brain injury when that person has had a traumatically induced physiological disruption of brain function. A person can suffer a head injury as a result of:
- Their head being struck by an object
- Their head striking an object
- Their brain experiencing an acceleration/deceleration movement (typically from an accident) without direct external trauma to the head. Motor vehicle accidents compose the majority of brain injuries. Other examples of these injuries include:
- Firearm related incidents
- Sports and recreational accidents
Because the types and varying degrees or severity of head injuries are so varied, the general symptoms can be quite different. The physical symptoms can range from coma and paralysis to seizures to headaches and extreme fatigue. Additional symptoms can also include: memory loss, attention impairment, language impairment, conduct changes and disorders, motor disorders, difficulty in understanding and processing information, loss of balance, loss of sense of time and any other neurological dysfunction. A traumatic brain injury may be manifested by: any period of loss of consciousness; any loss of memory for events either before or after the accident; or any alteration in the mental state of a person at the time of the accident (i.e., confusion or disorientation).
2. If I Am Involved In A Head Injury Accident, What Should I Do?
It is very important to call our head injury lawyers as soon as possible. Waiting too long may have a negative affect on your case. We may advise you not to sign any documents or give statements. In some cases, there are potential notice requirements and if filed too late could result in the dismissal of your head injury accident case.
3. How is Liability Determined?
Just how a “reasonable person” is expected to act in the situation that caused the injury is the critical issue. A person is believed to be negligent when he or she fails to act like a “reasonable person.” For a person to be found negligent through the “reasonable person standard,” a jury must decide with presented evidence and an oral trial. This is only one reason why you need to contact us. Our head injury attorney can further investigate and prepare a strong head injury case for you.
4. What Compensation Might The Estate Receive If The Case is Successful?
The party who is found liable must pay the injured party through his or her liability insurance company:
- Past and future medical care and related expenses
- Past and future income lost because of the accident
- Permanent physical disability or disfigurement
- Loss of family, social, and educational experiences
- Emotional damages, such as stress, embarrassment, depression, or strains on family relations
- Punitive Damages (In Extraordinary Cases)
- Damaged Property
“Damages” or compensation is money used to reinstate you to the status you were before the injury occurred. The compensation is not intended to be income besides the income lost during the time of injury. The money is not to be taxed by the state of federal government.
5. How Do I Go About Getting Experts To Help Me With My Head Injury Case?
Our Connecticut head injury attorneys will be able to hire expert witnesses to help strengthen your head injury case. Experts may include but are not limited to a neurologist, medical doctor or a trauma expert.
6. Who Will Pay The Expenses of Hiring All Of These Experts?
All of our fees are advanced and incur as necessary. When head injury case is over, our firm will be reimbursed from the recovery. If you are not awarded a recovery, you will not owe us anything and all costs will be covered by us.
7. How Do I Go About Proving The Seriousness Of My Head Injury?
Head injury cases have numerous issues that must be investigated and documented before deciding whether pursuing a trial is in our favor. It is very important you or the victim have proper tests done by medical experts and reveal the extent of injuries. It may also be important to utilize other experts to help develop how your head injury has affected and will affect your life in the years to come.
Our head injury attorneys have offices located in or near Bloomfield, Bridgeport, Danbury, East Haven, Georgetown, Hamden, New Fairfield, Newtown, Waterbury, Ridgefield, & Stamford, Connecticut. Please, click here for directions and more information.