Traumatic Brian Injuries – Brain Injury Attorney
If you or someone you know has suffered a traumatic brain injury in Connecticut, our injury lawyers can assist with your claim. Our decades of legal experience are ready to work for you. All of our fees are advanced and we also hire expert witnesses. When the case is concluded, we will be reimbursed through the recovery which you are awarded. In no recovery is awarded, you do not owe us any money and all fees are covered by us. Our brain injury attorneys handle all cases on a contingency fee basis which means you do not owe us any money until we recover money for you.
1. What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury or “TBI” can be defined as damage caused to the brain, which results 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 traumatic brain injury when that person has had a traumatically induced physiological disruption of brain function. A person can suffer such an 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 traumatic brain 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 Traumatic Brain Injury Accident, What Should I Do?
Contact our brain injury lawyers as soon as possible if you or someone has a traumatic brain injury. Waiting too long may have a negative impact on your case. We might advise you not to give any statements or sign any authorizations as it may harm your case. There also may be potential notice requirements, and if filed too late, can result in the dismissal of you case.
3. How is Liability Determined?
Just how a “reasonable person” is expected to act in the same situation when the injury occurred is the critical issue in a personal injury case. When a person fails to act like a “reasonable person” in the situation they may become a negligent party. A jury must decide whether or not that person has fulfilled the “reasonable person standard” through presented evidence and trial proceedings. Contact us as soon as possible so we can help you develop you dog bite case effectively.
4. What Compensation Might I Receive If My Case is Successful?
A person who is found liable for the traumatic brain injury must pay, generally through their liability insurance company, the injured party for the following:
- 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: stress, embarrassment or depression
- Strains on family relations
- Punitive Damages (In Extraordinary Cases)
- Damaged Property
When you are awarded “damages” or compensation, it is money to restore you to the position you were in before the injury occurred. The money is not considered income except money paid for income lost after the injury occurred. This money is not to be taxed by the state or federal government.
5. How Do I Go About Getting Experts To Help Me With My Traumatic Brain Injury Case?
Our law firm will be able to hire expert witnesses to give substance and strengthen your case. Experts for a traumatic brain injury case many include but not limiting to a board certified neurologist, psychological trauma expert or a forensic psychiatrist.
6. Who Will Pay The Expenses of Hiring All Of These Experts?
For your traumatic brain injury case, we advance all fees as they are incurred. When the case is concluded, we would be reimbursed for all fees through the recovery. If there is no recovery, you do not owe us anything and all fees will be covered by us.
7. How Do I Go About Proving The Seriousness Of My Traumatic Brain Injury?
Before we can determine if you have a traumatic brain injury worth following, there are abundant issues that must be investigated and documented. It was very important to have proper medical tests performed by medical experts to determine the extent of your traumatic brain injury. It may also be in your favor to hire other experts to expand on how the injuries sustained will affect you for the rest of your life.
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