A brain injury can have a lifelong impact on you or your loved one. Brain injuries can result in long-term or permanent brain damage, with cognitive challenges, trouble communicating, memory loss, behavioral changes and many other symptoms. At Connolly Brennan Ralabate, PC, our Milford personal injury attorneys are passionate about helping brain injury survivors seek justice and financial compensation from careless or reckless parties. Contact us to speak to a Milford brain injury attorney about your case during a free, no-obligation consultation.
Brain injuries are often classified as catastrophic in personal injury law. A catastrophic injury is one that has a major effect on the life of the victim, such as permanent brain damage. Brain injuries can come from open or closed head injuries. An open head injury means that the skull has been compromised, such as a skull fracture or penetrating head injury. A closed head injury means that the brain has suffered an injury with no damage to the skull, such as the brain bouncing around inside of the skull and being bruised or suffering tissue damage.
A traumatic brain injury is caused by external trauma, such as blunt-force trauma to the head or skull (e.g., a jolt, bump or blow). It is the most common type of brain injury involved in personal injury cases. Common types of traumatic brain injuries include concussions, contusions, diffuse-axonal injuries, edema (swelling) and intracranial hemorrhage (bleeding). The other type is an acquired brain injury. This type of damage is caused by an internal issue, such as a lack of blood or oxygen reaching the brain’s cells.
You may qualify for financial compensation if the circumstances surrounding your brain injury involved negligence, or someone else’s failure to uphold or meet the duty of care. A duty of care is an obligation to exercise a reasonable level of care for the situation. Injury or damage to the brain can occur in many different preventable accidents in Milford, including:
A brain injury lawyer in Milford can help you establish that one or more parties caused or contributed to the accident that injured you or a loved one using compelling evidence – helping your family acquire fair financial compensation from an insurance company.
The civil justice system in Connecticut permits personal injury plaintiffs to seek financial compensation for many economic and noneconomic damages. While each case is unique, you may qualify for the following types of compensation during your brain injury claim:
Financial compensation cannot solve everything after being diagnosed with a brain injury, but it can help you pay for your required medical care and other costs – potentially lending you greater peace of mind after a devastating accident and life-changing injury.
You have legal rights as a victim of a brain injury in Milford, Connecticut. The compassionate and knowledgeable Milford brain injury lawyers at Connolly Brennan Ralabate, PC, can help you understand and preserve them as your legal advocates. Please call (203) 493-0093 or contact us online to request your free case consultation today to learn more.