Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys in Hamden and East Haven
Connecticut brain injury lawyers seek fair compensation for serious harm
Our brains command our bodies and hold our identity, knowledge, character and personality. When this organ is disrupted, the consequences for us could be life-altering. At Gesmonde, Pietrosimone & Sgrignari, L.L.C., our Connecticut personal injury attorneys have extensive experience with catastrophic injury cases, including traumatic brain injury (TBI). With offices in Hamden and East Haven, our firm has the skill and determination to fight for the compensation you deserve for your economic losses, your pain and suffering, and your loss of quality of life.
Common brain injury causes
Medicine recognizes two basic categories of brain injury: acquired and traumatic. An acquired brain injury is one that occurs after birth but is not hereditary, congenital, degenerative or the result of birth trauma. The most common cause of acquired brain injury is oxygen deprivation, which can occur due to an anesthesia error during surgery or a near drowning incident.
Traumatic brain injury occurs when a force acts upon the skull strongly enough to cause tissue damage. This generally occurs in one of three ways:
- Impact — An object or concussive force, such as an explosion, strikes the skull hard enough to damage the brain. Often, the greatest injury occurs on the opposite side of the head, where the brain has struck the skull, a phenomenon known as contrecoup.
- Penetration — In this scenario, an object, such as a bullet, penetrates the skull, tearing brain matter.
- Shaking — When a person undergoes violent shaking, the brain can shift back and forth within the skull, shredding tissue.
These severe brain injuries stem from assaults, motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian traffic accidents, slip and falls, construction accidents, medical malpractice and negligent obstetric procedure, among others.
Symptoms of traumatic brain injuries
An injury to the brain can change a person completely. Symptoms might be momentary, long-lasting or even permanent. Common symptoms include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Dizziness and vertigo
- Loss of consciousness
- Lethargy and fatigue
- Loss of motor skills
- Speech deficits
- Sensitivity to light and noise
- Vision or hearing problems
- Mental confusion
- Loss of memory
- Tingling or numbness
- Changes in personality
With mild injuries, symptoms might clear up with rest. Moderate injuries require extensive rehabilitation to overcome, and the most severe cases demand a lifetime of medical and personal care.
Damages available in brain injury cases
If your injury occurred as the result of someone’s negligent, reckless or deliberate behavior, you are entitled to seek compensation for all your losses. Personal injury damages for brain injury can include:
- Medical expenses, past and future
- Lost earnings, past and future
- Expenses for therapy and accommodation of disability
- Personal care expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment of life
As your advocates, we are determined to make a strong case for the greatest possible damage award, given the facts of your case. We are a proven law firm with the capacity to deliver the results you deserve.
Contact an accomplished Connecticut lawyer for a free traumatic brain injury consultation
The personal injury lawyers at Gesmonde, Pietrosimone & Sgrignari, L.L.C. represent victims of catastrophic injury, including TBI, throughout Connecticut. To schedule a free consultation, please call 203-745-0942 or contact us online. We have offices in Hamden and East Haven. If your injury prevents you from coming to us, we can visit you at home or in the hospital.