Connecticut Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys

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Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys in Hartford, CT

Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosis

A traumatic brain injury can be life-altering, causing a permanent disability and considerable hardship for the victim and his or her loved ones. Brain injury victims suffer from damaged cognition, neurological disfunction, emotional disorders, and physical and mental impairment. These injuries can result in long-term complications or death. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, allow the Connecticut traumatic brain injury lawyers to help you.

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What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

According to the CDC, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is any type of disruption to normal brain function caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury. In most cases, traumatic brain injuries occur as a result of a car accident. The sudden impact forces the brain to hit the front, back, and sides of the skull, causing an injury. While mild traumatic brain injuries may temporarily affect your brain cells, more serious traumatic brain injuries can result in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding, and other physical injuries to your brain. 

What are Traumatic Brain Injuries Caused by?

What are Common Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

The effects of a TBI can vary widely in the individual. These are some of the common symptoms associated with a mild-severe traumatic brain injury
  • Headaches
  • Confusion
  • Memory loss (short term/long term)
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Mood changes
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Decreased motor skills
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of balance
  • Slurred Speech
  • Seizures

Our Hartford Traumatic Brain Injury Law Firm Can Help

Unfortunately, traumatic brain injuries are often caused by someone else’s carelessness, recklessness, negligence, or wrongful conduct. Suffering from a brain injury caused by another person, can be extremely traumatizing. The brain injury attorneys at McCoy & McCoy have achieved an exemplary record of success in helping brain injury victims get the compensation they needed to make up for medical expenses and lost wages. As part of our firm’s commitment to helping those in need, McCoy & McCoy is proud to count brain injury law as a prominent practice area. We understand the difficulties brain injury victims suffer.

If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury because of someone else’s negligence, contact our firm today to schedule a free, no obligation consultation. All of our services are provided on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you will not be charged any fees unless we help you recover your compensation.

Frequently Asked TBI Questions

What should I do after a traumatic brain injury?

The most important step to do right away after suffering any injury to the brain is to seek medical attention.  Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury may not be immediately apparent to the average person. Individual symptoms can vary. Even if you have been diagnosed with a concussion from impact, it is crucial you get checked out further by a medical professional so they can do a comprehensive evaluation and start your individualized recovery treatment plan. A medical professional can help evaluate the severity of your brain injury by performing tests such as a CT scan or an MRI.  Do not wait to get checked out! As time passes, the injury could worsen, resulting in more damage and increasing the length of recovery.

How long does it take to recover from a traumatic brain injury?

Traumatic brain injuries have serious short-term and long-term consequences. Depending on the individual and severity of the brain injury, the recovery process can take anywhere from 1 year to 10 years. Many people with TBIS can fully recover, however it might take some time. Sadly, there are some cases where TBI victims never fully recover due to amount of brain trauma they have suffered. Research is starting arise around TBI’s having a long term effect on mental health and memory.

Who is most likely to get a TBI?

Anyone can fall victim to a TBI, especially those who are daily commuters. The average person is most likely to get a TBI from the result of a car accident. In addition,  those that are involved in physical activities, employed with occupational risks, and in particular age groups are at a greater risk of experiencing  a TBI. Children that are learning to walk and developing their motor skills are also more likely to be a victim of a TBI. A child might be curious and explore walking without supervision, resulting in a trauma to the head. Elderly people who have lost their sense of balance with age are also at an increased risk of a traumatic brain injury due to the likelihood of falling.

Who is at most risk for a TBI?

Anyone with a developing brain has the greatest risk when diagnosed with a brain injury. Children under the age of one, followed by 1 to 4 year olds are most likely to be treated in the emergency room. In addition, the CDC states that people aged 65 and older have a high rate of death due to brain injuries. Those who have been diagnosed previously with a TBI are also at a higher risk of suffering another TBI because the brain is more vulnerable.

How do TBI's affect children?

As previously stated, children are at a high risk to get a TBI because their muscle coordination and motor skills are still developing, causing them to be more likely to fall and hit their head. They are also at the highest rate of emergency department visits out of all age groups. This is because TBI’s in children affect the brain differently than in adults. An injury to the developing brain in a child can disrupt a child’s development, and may restrict the child from participating in school and extracurricular activities. CDC’s newest report to Congress outlines TBI management for children.

How much is a traumatic brain injury case worth?

A TBI can lead to extreme economic loss for victims and their families. You may be entitled to receive compensation if the TBI happened due to someone else’s negligence. There are many factors that go into determining how much a brain injury victim will receive in a TBI lawsuit. Due to the inherent differences in all TBI cases, there is no true average settlement.The value of your case will consider your current and long-term medical costs, pain and suffering, and lost and future wages, which can add up financially.

Why do I need a Connecticut traumatic brain injury lawyer?

Brain injuries are life-altering and can lead to serious long term side effects. You might receive some compensation from your insurance company following a brain injury, but it will likely only cover past medical expenses. A Connecticut brain injury attorney will thoroughly analyze your case and fight for compensation that not only will cover your past economic damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, and property damages (vehicle repairs), but also your future medical treatment and non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. An experienced brain injury attorney understands the pain you are in and the worries you might have for the future and will not downplay the nature of the injuries. Your job is to focus on recovering, leave the rest to us.

Contact A Connecticut TBI Attorney Today

After seeking medical treatment, contact a traumatic brain injury attorney at McCoy & McCoy. We have helped several brain injury victims over the past 50 years and will continue to do the same for you or a loved one. Our law firm understands the hardships that you and your family may be facing. Though we cannot undo the brain injury that the victim has suffered, we have been successful in securing full and fair compensation for our clients and families that we have represented.