Waterbury Brain Injury Attorney
Serving Clients Throughout Connecticut
If you recently experienced a head injury, you may have suffered brain damage. Unlike a broken bone, brain damage is extraordinarily complex and difficult to identify, and your emergency medical technician (EMT), nurse, or even doctor might not have been properly trained to diagnose it. Because emergency rooms are often hectic environments, you may have been prematurely released if your initial symptoms disappeared. Even if you did receive a proper diagnosis, your insurance company could disregard your condition and refuse to cover your treatment.
At the Law Offices of James A. Welcome, our legal team has more than 17 years of experience in personal injury litigation. Whether we take on a medical professional, an insurance company, an employer, or any other liable third party, we will devote our time and resources to helping you obtain the treatment and compensation you need.
The sooner you seek legal counsel, the closer you are to the care you deserve. Contact our Waterbury brain injury attorneys today at (203) 753-7300.
Why You Need a Skilled Waterbury Brain Injury Lawyer on Your Side
Because the most noticeable symptoms can fade within a few days, many don’t realize the extent of their injury. But even if they aren’t as readily apparent as a bruise, a limp, or unrelenting pain, they can still produce severe and lasting consequences for your long-term health and happiness.
According to the CDC, a traumatic brain injury may cause a variety of short- or long-term effects, including issues with:
- Your senses: fuzzy or blurry vision, poor depth perception, or dizziness and loss of balance, often resulting in headaches or nausea
- Your cognitive abilities: difficulty concentrating, focusing, reasoning, or remembering (either short-term or long-term)
- Your emotions: changes in emotional experiences and expressions, from mood swings to significant personality changes
- Your sleep patterns and general energy level: high levels of fatigue or difficulty staying awake, falling asleep, or staying asleep
- Language: trouble communicating and interpreting language, both written and oral
If you do not receive the care you need, these effects could worsen with time or become permanent.
Symptoms of brain damage can affect your ability to maintain relationships, obtain a college education, hold down a job, and, ultimately, live a long and rewarding life. Because we understand the gravity of your situation, we will work tirelessly to help you hold liable parties accountable and obtain the medical care you need to cope with this pain and, if possible, achieve a full recovery.
Compensation Available Through a Brain Injury Lawsuit
Most brain injuries are catastrophic by nature. This makes the victim eligible for greater financial compensation for severe or life-altering losses. Even if you only suffered a minor brain injury, you could still be eligible for compensation for past and future bills and losses. The law in Connecticut can give you financial compensation for many different economic and non-economic losses, including:
- Hospital bills and medical care
- Rehabilitative therapies
- Short- or long-term disabilities
- Lost wages and capacity to earn
- Property damage repairs
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress or mental anguish
- Lost quality or enjoyment of life
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Punitive damages for gross negligence or recklessness
It is important to hire a Waterbury brain injury lawyer who can go up against an insurance company in pursuit of a fair settlement. Otherwise, you could be at risk of settling for less than you deserve for a brain injury. Your lawyer should have trial capabilities, as well. Although most brain injury lawsuits settle, having the option to go to court can give you stronger negotiating abilities.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries in Connecticut
The brain can sustain an injury in many different ways. A traumatic brain injury describes damage to the brain through a source of external trauma, such as a bump or blow to the head. An acquired brain injury, on the other hand, is brain damage acquired from internal problems, such as lack of blood or oxygen flow to the brain.
Accidents and incidents that can cause brain injuries in Connecticut include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bike accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Sports impacts
- Struck-by object accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Construction accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Criminal activity, such as gunshots
If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury in an incident that you believe someone else should have prevented, consult with an attorney to discuss your legal rights. The law may entitle you to financial compensation for your medical expenses and many other losses from the at-fault party’s insurance provider.
Who Is Liable for Your Brain Injury?
Liability means legal and financial responsibility for causing an accident. If one or more parties are liable for your brain injury in Connecticut, this means that party must pay for related medical bills and other losses. Liability is assigned to the person or party responsible for causing your brain injury, in most cases.
Determining liability is something a Waterbury brain injury attorney can help you with through an in-depth investigation of your accident. The liable party for your brain injury could be many different parties depending on how and why you sustained the injury. Common examples include:
- A motor vehicle driver
- An employer
- A product manufacturer
- A property owner
- A doctor
- A criminal
Many brain injury cases name more than one person as the defendants. This can mean greater financial compensation available for your injuries and losses through multiple insurance companies. An attorney from the Law Offices of James A. Welcome can evaluate your case to determine who is financially responsible for your brain injury.
How to Choose the Right Lawyer
Before hiring a Waterbury injury lawyer to represent you during a brain injury claim, schedule a free consultation to ask questions and determine if the attorney is the right fit for your specific needs. The capabilities of your attorney can go a long way toward building a strong claim to damages.
Look for a brain injury lawyer with years of experience in your practice area and your accident type. Ask to see the attorney’s track record of success and past client testimonials. Find out if the attorney has trial capabilities. You should also ask which attorney will actually handle your case, as it may not be the attorney you speak to during your initial consultation.
Contact Our Dedicated Law Firm Today
When it comes to your neurological health, do not settle for less than the best. Our highly trained and experienced team of attorneys is here for you. If you have been injured due to someone else’s gross negligence, or you are not receiving the care you need because of a medical professional’s incompetence or an insurance company’s greed, you have the right to seek justice—and we are ready to be your dedicated legal advocates.
Call the Law Offices of James A. Welcome to schedule a consultation with a skilled attorney. We have locations in Waterbury, Danbury, and Norwalk to conveniently serve clients throughout Connecticut.