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Norwalk Head & Brain Injury Attorney

Suffering a head or brain injury can lead to a lifetime of adjustment, depending on how serious the injury is. Often, these types of injuries are due to one or more party’s negligence. Whether it is the owner of a property who failed to keep their premises safe, or a driver who acted carelessly behind the wheel, these parties should be held accountable for the harm they cause. Norwalk head and brain injury attorney Kevin L. Hoffkins of the Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins is dedicated to making sure victims injured by another party’s negligence have the financial support they need to heal. Mr. Hoffkins can help you determine your legal options following a head or brain injury caused by a slip and fall, motor vehicle collision, or another incident that you think was the fault of another. Please contact our office today or online to find out more about our legal services.

Types of Head and Brain Injuries Caused by Negligence

It is estimated that over 2.8 million individuals suffer a traumatic brain injury each year, nationwide. Almost fifty percent of these injuries are due to a fall, with about 13 percent due to a car, truck, or motorcycle accidents. Bicycle and pedestrian accidents can also cause this type of trauma. A knowledgeable head and brain injury lawyer in Norwalk can help assess who is at-fault for your injuries. Groups like the Norwalk Bike/Walk Commission have been established to support bicycling and walking as a safe form of transportation and recreation throughout the City of Norwalk. Unfortunately, there are still dangers that could lead to head and brain injuries as either a bike rider or pedestrian. Simple strolls through neighborhoods like Silvermine, South Norwalk, or Wolfpit, or visiting parks such as John H. Ryan Park, especially during icy winters, can lead to serious slip-and-fall accidents if sidewalks or other areas are not properly maintained.

Some of the most common head and brain injuries that victims of falls or motor vehicle crashes suffer include:

  • Concussions

  • Contusions (bruising of the brain)

  • Intracranial hematomas

  • Fractures of the skull

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)

If you’ve suffered a head or brain injury, immediate medical treatment is necessary. Norwalk Hospital treats those who have been involved in accidents in the area. The hospital also hosts a TBI support group, which is open to anyone interested in TBI, and meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the rehab area on the first floor. If you’ve been diagnosed with a TBI, or any other head or neck injury, a seasoned Norwalk attorney can assist you in taking legal action against those responsible.

Legal Options for Head and Brain Injury Victims

Slip-and-fall accidents that lead to head or brain trauma may be due to a property owner’s negligence. Premises liability arises when an owner, or occupier, fails to maintain their property in a reasonably safe way to keep visitors safe from harm. Business owners owe the highest duty of reasonable care to customers. Cities and other municipal entities also have a duty to maintain sidewalks, roads, and other areas in a way that is free from hazards. Failure to do so can result in serious falls and their accompanying injuries. If you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle collision, it is usually a negligent driver at fault for breaching their duty of reasonable care. All these parties, or others, may be liable in a personal injury claim. Once the parties at-fault are identified, victims can recover compensation for their losses. Damages can include past as well as future medical costs which for brain injury victims may involve physical therapy, doctor visits, rehabilitative exercises, therapy and others. Victims may also be entitled to compensation for loss of income or earning capacity, loss of support, or pain and suffering damages.

Legal Guidance for Norwalk Head and Brain Injuries

A serious head or brain injury can mean long recovery times, and sometimes permanent disability. Making sure the parties at-fault for causing such injury are the ones who bear the financial burden is Norwalk head and brain injury attorney Kevin L. Hoffkins’ ultimate goal. Mr. Hoffkins assists clients throughout Connecticut in pursuing personal injury claims so that they can have the financial means to cope with a devastating injury. If you or a loved one has been a victim of an accident leading to a significant brain or head injury, contact the Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins today or online to find out more about how we can help.