There is no denying it: Brain injuries are scary. They can happen anywhere, to anyone, at any time. Even the mildest brain injuries, sometimes called a concussion, can have long-term deleterious effects for those who have sustained them. For those people who suffer multiple concussions, there is cause for great concern. Regardless of the severity of concussion, the road to recovery is long or even all but impassable, resulting in significant medical expenses and causing a loss of earnings and earning capacity that can stretch over a lifetime. If you or a loved one sustained a brain injury in an accident not of your own making, please read on, then contact an experienced Connecticut brain injury lawyer to learn some quick facts about traumatic brain injuries in Connecticut.
How frequent are traumatic brain injuries in Connecticut?
Traumatic brain injuries are classified in various ways based on the acute injury circumstances, including whether the victim of the traumatic brain injury was rendered unconscious, whether he or she has amnesia, including gaps in memory, and for how long before and after the injury. That is the most basic classification system. The mildest form of brain injury is a concussion, which can be easily sustained and go unreported or untreated. Statistics indicate that traumatic brain injuries are underreported. In a final report to be published in 2022, the National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine undertakes a re-examination of the current landscape of basic, translational, and clinical brain injury research, that will dispel several myths about TBI that have harmed patients over the last few decades. The title of this report is “Traumatic Brain Injury: A roadmap for Accelerating Progress.”
What particular groups are most susceptible to traumatic brain injuries in Connecticut?
We would be remiss if we did not inform you that no one is immune from the risks of traumatic brain injury. However, the following are some of the groups in which such injuries are most frequently found:
- Teenage boys
- Young men
- The elderly
Those who have sustained traumatic brain injuries from accidents that they did not cause should reach out to a skilled Fairfield County, Connecticut personal injury lawyer to discuss their next steps.
How can a Fairfield County personal injury lawyer help you?
Our firm understands the severity and ramifications that brain injuries can have on those who sustain them. We are prepared to advise and guide you and your loved ones through an extraordinarily difficult period by focusing on personal and family issues, as well as ensuring that you are exposed to state-of-the-art services in medicines, brain imaging, neuropsychology, rehabilitation and life care planning. In addition to those services, we are amply prepared to collect and present the evidence needed to recover the damages to which you may be entitled.
Contact our experienced Connecticut firm
If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury due to another person’s negligence, Casper & de Toledo is here to help. While our firm has dedicated decades of experience to fighting for brain injury victims, we also handle the full gamut of traumatic injuries from auto accidents, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation and wrongful death. Trust Casper & de Toledo to handle your case with the utmost competence and discretion. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation with our seasoned traumatic brain injury lawyers.