Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious and often life-altering consequence of many types of accidents. TBI may be open or closed and is commonly a result of slip and fall accidents, auto accidents, sports-related injuries, and violence.
No matter what the cause of your TBI, the road you face will include financial, physical, and emotional challenges. In many instances, the consequences of TBI are permanent, requiring a lifetime of medical intervention, adaptive technology, and special assistance. These long-term consequences are commonly overlooked by insurance companies seeking to make a quick settlement.
If you or a loved one has suffered TBI in an accident, please call 203-878-1254 or contact Penner Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Connecticut brain injury attorneys.
Treating TBI generally requires both immediate and long-term intervention. Emergency treatment may include:
- Surgical intervention
- Induced coma
- Life support
The initial treatment phase for TBI is focused on preventing further damage. Nothing can be done to undo the damage that has already occurred by the time brain injury is diagnosed. Because TBI can take several weeks to manifest, it is important to know the symptoms of brain injury and to see a physician immediately should they occur.
Long-term treatment for TBI generally involves things including:
- Speech, physical, and occupational therapy
- Neurological treatment
- Residential assistance or living in a rehabilitation center
- Counseling and psychotherapy
A number of medical professionals may need to be closely involved in your TBI treatment and full recovery is never guaranteed. In fact, the CDC estimates that as many as 5.3 million Americans are currently living with a permanent TBI-related disability and will require medical assistance for the rest of their lives.
Before you accept a settlement from your insurance company, please contact one of our experienced Connecticut traumatic brain injury lawyers to discuss your case and learn more about seeking proper compensation. We represent brain injury victims throughout Connecticut with offices in Milford, Branford, Greenwich, Norwalk, and Hartford.