Brain Injury

Norwich Brain Injury Lawyers

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be a daunting term. But it can be caused by something as simple as getting whiplash in a rear-end collision, when the sudden movement causes the brain to collide with the skull. A traumatic brain injury occurs when there is a sudden jolt, blow, or bump to the head, or when an object penetrates the skull. At the hospital, the injury might be referred to as a head injury, brain injury, or concussion. For those living with such an injury, the outlook can be dark.

Few traumas are as debilitating as traumatic brain injury, which can forever alter the life of the victim and their family. Physical limitations, mood swings, depression, erratic behavior and sensitivity to light and sound are just some of the challenges a TBI victim may endure. Remaining employed can also be challenging, as cognitive problems – including struggles with memory, concentration, communication, reasoning, and organization – become evident. Tragically, the injured person may not be fully aware of their limitations, even when the problems are clear to others.

Head Trauma Occurs in Many Different Ways

At Anderson Trial Lawyers, our Norwich legal team has represented a number of clients who suffered from a traumatic brain injury in Connecticut. If you or a loved one has suffered from a head injury or other form of TBI, reach out to us. We have experience helping those injured due to:

  • Car accidents and truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Industrial accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Bike accidents and pedestrian accidents
  • Falls

If you or a loved one is living with the aftermath of a brain injury, you deserve compensation so you can maintain the medical care necessary and continue working.

To save money, insurance companies will minimize your injuries and their impact on your quality of life. We approach each case with the knowledge that our clients often face a lifetime of highly expensive treatment and medical care, including personal care, physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy, and psychological counseling. As personal injury lawyers, we view it as our mission to fight for full compensation for each of our clients, knowing that the outcome of the case will largely determine that client’s quality of life.

Do You Need Help Finding Specialized Care?

At Anderson Trial Lawyers, your health takes precedence over all else. We know that it can be difficult to find doctors and medical specialists who know how to properly treat brain injuries. Our lawyers have practiced law in Connecticut for more than 40 years, and can assist you in finding appropriate medical treatment, which is especially important in the field of brain injuries.

There are differing rules of thought concerning mTBI (minor traumatic brain injuries) such as concussions. The old school thought – and one championed by the insurance industry – is that these injuries heal within 3-6 months. The newer, more sophisticated, technology shows that the effects of these injuries can and do last much longer and have a more profound effect on someone’s life. That is why it is so important to get someone to a good neurologist as soon as possible.

What you can do

What any injured person can do to help their case is to “connect the dots”: follow up on recommended treatment, therapy, testing, etc. Be sure to follow up with the provider recommending that treatment to confirm that the patient has done what was asked and inquire about next steps. Documentation – photos, videos, witness statements – material which demonstrates the person’s life before and after the injury can help a judge or jury understand the severity of impact.

Contact a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney in New London

The team at Anderson Trial Lawyers are prepared to meet with you to help you or a family member after a brain injury. We represent people in New London, Willimantic, Putnam and all surrounding areas. We look forward to meeting you. Your first consultation is FREE. Call our office in Norwich at 860.886.8845 or send us an email.