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Head Injuries: Post Concussion Syndrome and other Symptoms

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

If you have been involved in a high impact motor vehicle accident or if you have experienced a sudden acceleration or deceleration of your head then you may have suffered a  post concussion syndrome. A PCS is a form of a traumatic brain injury that can cause lifelong disabilities and pain and suffering years after the time the head injury occurred. After a motor vehicle crash the injured party should be aware of a number of initial symptoms that may start to bother the victim. The problems could include, but not be limited to: varying degrees and locations of headaches, feeling very fatigued, short term memory problems or difficulty in concentrating, feelings of being out of sorts or not one’s self, impatience or irritability.

Head injury symptoms should be properly monitored by the injured party and reported to the doctor at the earliest possible moment. It is highly recommended that you should seek a referral to a specialist who deals and treats patients with concussions and other forms of a traumatic brain injury. Generally, a diagnosis of this type is made if the effects of the concussion or traumatic brain injury have lasted for several weeks to a number of months after the injury occurred. It is important to note that these symptoms can occur immediately after the accident or may be delayed until days or weeks after the accident.

If you have suffered a high impact accident or have received any type of head injury, regardless of whether or not your head stuck an object, you should immediately consult with an experienced traumatic brain injury lawyer so you can be properly advised as to what to do. These types of cases are unique and without receiving the proper advice you might unknowingly do something that could seriously jeopardize your case.

You could be entitled to substantial money damages as a result of a TBI claim which could include money for past and future medical expenses, past and future rehabilitative care, vocational retraining, past and future loss of income, pain and suffering, loss of life’s enjoyment, and a spousal loss of consortium claim. Our experienced team of injury lawyers have been representing injured parties and their families, including traumatic brain injury victims, for decades.

So before you hire a lawyer, speak to an insurance adjuster or sign any paperwork, contact us to get a FREE copy of our book, “The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims.” Our very informative book will provide you with practical advice on how to get better medical care, how to get better quicker and how you can help your attorney get you more money for your case. You have enough to worry about in dealing with your medical care. Let us worry about everything else. We are here to answer your questions. Visit us at www.hcwlaw.com or call us toll free at 888.842.8466. We will even come to your home or other convenient location you choose.

CT Motorcycle Accidents: Law, Cases, & Potentially Responsible Parties

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

CT motorcycle accidents occur often in Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Fairfield, and throughout Connecticut roads . While many accidents are simple “fender benders,” others may result in substantial property damage and serious injury or even death. Although motorcyclists are often stereotyped as reckless and fast drivers, it is negligent automobile drivers who cause most motorbike accidents. An injured victim of a motorcycle accident can seek damages from the responsible party for the injuries, damages and pain suffered as a result of the accident. The victim must show that the defendant was negligent and responsible for the injuries and other damages that were sustained. A motorcycle accident lawsuit must also be filed before the expiration of applicable statutes of limitation which varies from state to state. The victim can seek compensation for related medical expenses, loss of income or earning potential, partial or permanent disability, psychological suffering, and property damage.

Some motorcycle accidents can be so severe that they result in death. Each state has its own law on fatal accidents and wrongful death claims. Although independent of each other, these laws share some common features. If a death is caused by a motorcycle accident, there will losses associated with the wrongful death including medical expenses incurred as a result of the accident, funeral and burial expenses, pain and suffering of the deceased, future financial support to the heirs, loss of love, society, and companionship.

For a wrongful death claim to arise from a fatal motorcycle accident, the accident must have been caused by another person who has acted negligently. The must be a wrongful act or an act of negligence in the part of the other person. Other responsible parties could include: the motorcycle manufacturer; or the maker of any part of the motorcycle; or other vehicle involved in the accident. The person or party responsible must have adequate insurance or assets to provide the basis of a recoverable legal claim.

There are different laws that apply to a motorcycle accident cases depending on the circumstances of the accident and the jurisdiction in which the accident took place. Sometimes the other driver or person might not be responsible for the wrongful death from the fatal accident. The cause of the accident will determine the type of wrongful death case, and the responsible party. It could have been caused due to a defect in the motorcycle’s manufacturing or design. For instance, the breaks fail to work when applied. In such cases, the law of product liability will apply. In certain cases, you can seek damages for wrongful death from the designer or manufacturer. Sometimes, the mechanic who did not repair the vehicle property can be held liable if the improper repairing is a factor which caused the accident. Even poorly maintained roads, messy and confusing construction, unclear signage, improperly designed roads and similar problems can be the cause of a fatal accident. The Government agencies responsible for the roads and highways can be liable for damages in such cases. However, there are special rules that apply to lawsuits against government entities which can have very short notice provisions which must be met in order to have a viable claim.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a motorcycle accident, it is recommended that you seek legal advice immediately.

Before you hire a lawyer, speak to an insurance adjuster, or sign any paperwork contact Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP to get our FREE copy of our book The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims in Connecticut. Don’t delay, order it today!