In Connecticut and across the U.S., many individuals are becoming increasingly aware of how dangerous a brain injury can be. A brain injury can be caused by a number of incidents and results in either temporary or permanent problems within the brain which could even result in death.
There are two types of brain injuries – traumatic and acquired. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s) are typically caused by impact injuries such as contusions, concussions, and penetrative injuries that occur whenever an object pierces the skull. On the other hand, acquired brain injuries are the result of oxygen deprivation.
Since brain injuries are so varied, the impacts one might have on an individual’s life are equally varied. Some brain injuries can lead to cognitive deficiencies, while others can have an influence on the emotional functions of the brain. In some instances, brain injuries can impede physical abilities which could negatively affect a victim’s quality of life and mobility.
Serious brain injuries often require continuing, long-term care and recovery. The required physical, psychological, and cognitive care that’s often necessary may be beyond a victim’s financial means. Individuals who have suffered brain injuries may be able to file a claim to recover lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. Incidents like car accidents, slips and falls, intentional bodily harm, and other impacts often fall under the personal injury umbrella.
A victim of a traumatic brain injury should consider filing a claim immediately following an accident. However, a claim may not necessarily be disqualified for accidents that have occurred months or even years ago. An experienced personal injury attorney may be able to help an individual who’s suffering a brain injury navigate through the process of filing a claim to recover financially.