A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can turn your life upside down. Whether you are the victim or a loved one of a victim, you likely face significant losses and a long road ahead of you to normalcy. Our Waterford traumatic brain injury lawyers at Polito & Harrington LLC help victims of TBI through this long journey by fighting to recover the necessary resources that will be essential for rebuilding their lives.
Why Choose Polito & Harrington?
Experience matters—and a winning track record speaks volumes. At Polito & Harrington, we bring decades of successful legal representation to bear on every case we represent.
Because we understand the significant losses you face after a TBI, we fight to help ensure you get an appropriate compensation award. When we negotiate with insurance company adjusters, we put every dollar of your recoverable damages on the table to help you receive a comprehensive payout for your injury.
Choosing Polito & Harrington means choosing a firm with:
- Multiple millions of dollars of compensation won for clients
- Awards and top rankings from peers in the industry
- Free consultations for clients
- 24/7 line of communication with your traumatic brain injury attorney
Call today to speak with an experienced traumatic brain injury attorney.
Traumatic Brain Injury Compensation
The financial impact of a TBI is profound, but it is only one piece of the compensation puzzle. The other piece deals with the non-monetary effects impacting your life. A TBI has the power to ruin not only your financial affairs but also your very enjoyment of life.
Fortunately, TBI victims who suffered an injury due to another’s negligence may seek compensation for their losses.
Definition of a TBI
A TBI occurs after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body.
Whether doctors diagnose your TBI as mild, moderate, or severe, you may experience:
- Learning and memory problems
- Nausea or vomiting
- Headaches and vertigo
- Difficulty focusing
- Convulsions or seizures
- Weakness in the extremities
- Slurred speech
All TBIs, including mild ones, are serious injuries. Anyone who suspects they sustained a TBI should seek immediate medical care.
Economic Damages Caused by TBIs
Traumatic brain injury victims often face the depletion of their vital financial resources after their accident. A victim generally faces costly medical treatment. In addition, they must also deal with taking time off work and the associated loss of income.
When you need the money the most, you may be unable to work to keep funds flowing into your household. You deserve compensation whether you are out of work for a week, months, or years.
You cannot calculate non-economic damages by adding up your bills or proving your lack of income, but they are just as capable of destroying your quality of life—in some instances, even more so. Non-economic losses include pain, suffering, and mental anguish.
Liability for TBIs
Liability in TBI cases typically falls on a negligent or reckless party. In some cases, TBIs are the result of intentional acts.
Car crashes and slip and fall accidents are the contexts in which many TBIs occur in New London and Waterford. Negligent drivers put others at risk by driving while distracted or engaging in excessive speeding.
Due to their high traffic volume, Route 1 and I-95 regularly see accidents caused by negligence that lead to TBIs and other catastrophic injuries.
In slip and fall cases, liability typically falls on a homeowner or the person in charge of a commercial establishment. Unsafe structures, faulty or absent handrails, and deteriorated walkways and steps can all lead to falls and TBIs. You can hold the property owner or tenant liable for failing to maintain a reasonably safe property.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Do I Have to File a Traumatic Brain Injury Claim?
In Connecticut, you have two years to file a lawsuit based on a traumatic brain injury. As such, it is essential to take swift legal action to get compensated for your claim. A traumatic brain injury lawyer is a vital asset for injury victims who need a professional to handle their claims and meet all deadlines and other procedural requirements.
How Much Can I Get for a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit?
It depends. The extent of your losses will directly determine the amount of compensation you receive. Whether you have a skilled lawyer representing you will also influence how much you receive.
Injury victims should know that they are never guaranteed a payout. And if they get a payout, there is no guarantee that it represents a just figure.
Insurance adjusters back the negligent person who caused your TBI. You deserve equal representation when pursuing compensation for damages caused by someone else. You level the playing field when a legal professional represents you in your claim.
Can I Afford a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney?
Yes. There are typically no upfront costs when you contract the services of a Waterford personal injury attorney. When your case is resolved, your attorney will receive payment from your compensation award. You owe nothing to the attorney if you do not receive any compensation.
Our Waterford Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers Provide Free Consultations
A traumatic brain injury will invariably lead to losses. You don’t have to absorb these losses alone if you suffer one because of someone else’s negligence.
If someone else’s negligence caused you or a loved one to suffer a TBI, call today to speak with a traumatic brain injury lawyer and learn what compensation is available to you. We will discuss your case and determine the amount of compensation you deserve after our free claim evaluation. You can reach us at any time at (860) 447-3300 or contact us online.
Polito & Harrington LLC – Waterford Office
567 Vauxhall Street Ext.
Suite 230, Waterford, CT 06385
Phone: (860) 447-3300
Fax: (860) 447-3389
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