Darien Head and Brain Injury
Head or brain injuries can range in severity. From mild concussions to traumatic brain injuries leaving permanent impairment, victims of these injuries often need significant medical treatment. Additionally, these injuries are commonly caused by another party’s negligent actions in car or motorcycle accidents, slip-and-falls, as well as bicycle collisions. Darien brain and head injury attorney Kevin L. Hoffkins assists victims injured by another’s negligence to recover the compensation they need, and are entitled to, from those liable. If you have in suffered a head or brain injury in any type of accident and have questions about your legal rights, contact The Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins today to find out how we can help.Causes of Head Injuries
Car accidents, motorcycle collisions or bicycle crashes can all lead to serious head and brain trauma. Victims of motorcycle and bicycle accidents are especially at risk for these types of injuries. In Darien, as elsewhere in Connecticut, only riders of motorcycles under the age of 18 or those with learner’s permits are required to wear helmets. For bicyclists, this requirement only applies to those under the age of fifteen. As bicycle riding is common in Darien, with popular bike routes including the Darien Loop, Scott’s Corner, as well as those along Brookside Road and Center Street – it is important for residents to try their best to protect themselves. However, sometimes it is impossible to avoid accidents, and associated injuries, when other’s around you act recklessly. Data shows that more accidents in Darien occur in summer months as well as on weekends. If you’ve been involved in an accident, it is important to contact a knowledgeable injury lawyer as soon as possible to make sure your legal rights are preserved.
Motor vehicle collisions are common along Interstate-95, as well as other busy roads within the residential community of Darien. Car accidents that cause significant head or brain injuries will be investigated by the Darien Police Department’s Accident Investigation Team. This team has specialized training for evidence collection and accident reconstruction, using innovative equipment such as laser mapping, drag sleds and cameras. This information is useful in the event of necessary litigation.Head and Brain Injuries Caused by Negligence
Head and brain injuries, even those that can be permanent, are not always readily apparent in the aftermath of an accident. It is important to seek medical attention immediately so that you can be diagnosed properly and treated. Brain and head injuries can happen when your head strikes an object, such as a dash or steering wheel; or they can be penetrating, whereby a piece of metal or glass pierces your skull. Brain injuries can also happen when brain matter hits against a side of the skull. Often a negligent driver or another party is at-fault for causing such injuries in a motor vehicle accident.
When negligence has caused your head or brain injury, you may pursue a personal injury claim. In Darien, these lawsuits are filed in the Superior Court for the Judicial District of Stamford/Norwalk, located in Stamford. To receive damages, victims must show that another party breached their duty to act as a reasonable and prudent person. It must also be shown that their head or brain injuries was a proximate cause of this negligent act, and damages resulted. If a driver is tailgating a victim, and slams into the back of their car, causing the victim’s brain injury, negligence will likely be present. Reports prepared by the Darien Police Department may be used to establish negligence in these cases. These reports can be obtained by the Department’s Records Division, which is open Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. as well as Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Darien Personal Injury Attorney
If you’ve suffered head or brain trauma as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to damages like past and future medical expenses, loss of income, loss of earning capacity, and others. Darien personal injury attorney Kevin L. Hoffkins can help make sure the liable parties are held accountable. Mr. Hoffkins and his team at the The Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins work tirelessly on behalf of their clients to make sure they get the financial compensation they deserve following a devastating injury. Please call our office at (203) 612-7015 or contact us online to speak with an attorney today.