Fairfield Brain and Head Injury Lawyer
Injuries to the head and brain can be extremely serious. Depending on the severity, some victims will need around-the-clock care following significant brain trauma. This care, and treatment for other head and brain injuries, can be extremely expensive. If an injury is caused by another party’s negligence, that party should be held financially and legally liable. Fairfield brain and head injury attorney Kevin L. Hoffkins assists those injured by negligence in pursuing proper legal action against those at-fault. Motor vehicle accidents as well as slip-and-falls can result in major head or brain injuries for victims. At the Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins, we offer dedicated legal support to victims so that they can focus on coping with their injuries. If you or a loved one has sustained a head or brain injury that you believe was caused by negligence, our firm is here to help. Contact our office today to discuss your potential claims.Head and Brain Injuries Suffered in Fairfield
With over 61,000 residents as of 2020, the town of Fairfield is a typical suburban town on the Long Island Sound. With dangerous highways like Interstate-95 and the Merritt Parkway serving Fairfield, the potential for car crashes along these roads, and an accompanying head or brain injury, is high. Almost 13 percent of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are due to motor vehicle accidents, with almost 50 percent caused by falls. In either situation, negligence is usually a factor. An experienced Fairfield brain and head injury lawyer can help you determine who is at-fault for your injury. Other common head and brain injuries that may be caused by negligent acts include concussions, brain bruising, as well as brain bleeds and skull fractures.
Slip or trip and fall accidents can occur on neighborhood sidewalks, in parks such as Owen Fish or Lake Mohegan, parking lots, as well as in shopping centers like Fairway Plaza. In Fairfield, according to the last census, over 15 percent of the residents were 65 years or older. These individuals may be more susceptible to worse head or brain trauma in a fall.Recovering Damages for Head and Brain Injuries
If your head or brain injury was due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. These cases are heard in the Superior Court for the Judicial District of Stamford/Norwalk or in the Judicial District of Fairfield at Bridgeport, depending on where your injury occurred. To prevail on a personal injury claim, it must be shown that the defendant breached an owed duty of reasonable care to the plaintiff; that breach caused the plaintiff’s head or brain injury; and the plaintiff suffered damages as a result. In car accident cases, it is usually a careless motorist who is at-fault. In premises liability actions, a property owner occupier can be held accountable for an unreasonably dangerous condition that leads to an injury.
Significant car accidents in Fairfield are investigated by the Traffic Crash Investigation Unit of the Fairfield Police Department. The officers of this unit are specially trained to investigate fatal or nearly fatal crashes as well as accident reconstruction. Their findings can be vital to proving negligence in court. Copies of an accident report can be obtained from Police Department’s Records Division located at 100 Reef Road.Head and Brain Injury Attorney Serving Fairfield
Victims who have suffered head or brain injuries due to negligent actions can recover damages for past and future medical costs, loss of earnings or earning capacity as well as pain and suffering. Fairfield head and brain injury attorney Kevin L. Hoffkins can help you get the compensation you are entitled to following a devastating accident. If you or a loved one has suffered a significant head or brain injury, and have questions about your legal options, contact the Law Offices of Kevin L. Hoffkins at (203) 612-7015 or online today to speak with an attorney.