If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a car accident, a fall, a contact sport, or any other incident, the extent of the harm may not be readily apparent, but the effects could be long-lasting or even permanent. If your head injury was caused by someone’s negligent or reckless actions, we will seek justice for you. The attorneys at Ouellette, Deganis, Gallagher & Grippe LLC have experience representing clients in the Cheshire area and throughout Connecticut who’ve sustained TBIs. We have the background and resources to seek damages that fully account for your losses in the short- and long-term. We not only understand the complexities of these cases but we are also committed to getting you the maximum possible compensation that meets your needs now and in the future.
TBIs occur when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object pierces the skull and enters the brain tissue. In open-head injuries, the skull is fractured. In closed-head injuries, the skull is not fractured, but these injuries can be even more serious because the brain may swell or blood clots may form under the skull, without any outward sign.
Brain injuries are classified as mild if the victim loses consciousness or is disoriented for less than 30 minutes. But even when MRIs and CAT scans are normal, and the patient appears outwardly healthy, TBI victims may suffer debilitating symptoms such as these:
After any impact to the head, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Even an injury with relatively minor symptoms can lead to serious consequences if left untreated. And because these injuries can result in long-lasting damage that affects your ability to perform everyday activities, it is important to retain an experienced personal injury attorney who has handled traumatic brain injury claims. At Ouellette, Deganis, Gallagher & Grippe LLC, we will start to work on your claim immediately, to protect your interests against insurers whose goal is to pay you as little as possible. We won’t rest until we’ve reached a favorable result that holds negligent parties fully accountable.
Severe brain injury is classified as loss of consciousness for more than 30 minutes and memory loss that lasts longer than 24 hours. But within this category, victims can suffer a wide range of impairments:
People who’ve sustained a severe TBI often suffer deficits that are permanent, affecting their ability to hold a job and support themselves and their families. They may also require lifelong care, at a great cost. At Ouellette, Deganis, Gallagher & Grippe LLC, we understand the consequences of these injuries and the need for compensation that addresses not only medical treatment and long-term care but also financial loss when you can no longer work or support your family. Insurers may have considerable resources in trying to limit your compensation, but we can challenge them. We consult with medical experts who can detail the extent of your injury and deliver compelling testimony as we fight to get the full value of your claim in a settlement or in court.
If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury caused by someone’s negligence, Ouellette, Deganis, Gallagher & Grippe LLC works tirelessly to get the full, fair compensation you deserve. Call our Cheshire office at 203-272-1157 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.