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North Haven Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys

If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) because of medical negligence, unsafe work conditions, or the actions of another, you might be tempted to take the settlement offer from the at-fault party’s insurance company.

After all, there are medical bills to pay, and any settlement money can help you through this tragic time, right?

What you may not know is that injured victims tend to make three times less when they settle with the at-fault party’s insurance company. That’s why you need an experienced brain injury attorney to help you get the most financial compensation possible. You may not be aware of all your legal options!

Carter Mario Law Firm stands as a pillar of hope and expertise for individuals and families grappling with the aftermath of traumatic brain injuries. Our dedicated brain injury attorneys in North Haven, Connecticut recognize the profound impact these injuries can have on every aspect of life.

Let us handle your traumatic brain injury case. We’ve won over $1 billion for our clients. Plus, we operate on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us when we win your case for you.

Contact us today for a free consultation for your Brain Injury and get the financial compensation you deserve.

Our North Haven Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers Have ver 3 Decades of Experience

With over thirty years of experience, our personal injury lawyers possess a wealth of knowledge and compassion for catastrophic injury victims. Every brain injury attorney has a proven track record of successfully handling TBI cases.

The Carter Mario Law Firm understands the complexities of TBI cases and the nuances of Connecticut law, ensuring that brain injury victims receive the highest level of representation.

No Fees Unless We Win

Our commitment to justice is reflected in our client-friendly approach. At Carter Mario Law Firm, we operate on a contingency fee basis for traumatic brain injury cases. This means that you pay no legal fees unless we win your case.

Importance of Skilled Legal Representation in Brain Injury Cases

The complex and life-altering nature of traumatic brain injuries makes skilled legal representation essential. An experienced North Haven brain injury lawyer can navigate these cases’ intricate medical and legal factors, ensuring that victims receive the compensation and support they need for their recovery.

Establishing Liability in Connecticut Traumatic Brain Injury Claims

In Connecticut, establishing liability in TBI claims is a nuanced process that demands a thorough investigation. It involves determining the cause of the injury and identifying all potentially liable parties. This can range from individuals (like negligent drivers in car accidents) to entities (like corporations responsible for unsafe products or work conditions). 

Understanding What a Traumatic Brain Injury Is

Traumatic brain injury occurs when an external force causes brain dysfunction, typically resulting from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body.

Symptoms can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. Mild cases may result in temporary symptoms like headaches and confusion, while severe cases can lead to prolonged periods of unconsciousness, amnesia, or permanent brain damage.

Types of Brain Injuries Eligible for Legal Action in Connecticut

In North Haven Connecticut, various types of brain injuries can be grounds for legal action, depending on the circumstances under which they were sustained.

These include:

Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries 

Mild TBIs, often referred to as concussions, may not always show immediate symptoms but can have significant long-term effects. Symptoms can include headaches, dizziness, fatigue, and changes in mood or memory.

Even though they are considered “mild,” these injuries can profoundly impact a person’s daily life and are eligible for legal action if caused by someone else’s negligence.

Moderate Traumatic Brain Injuries 

Moderate TBIs can lead to longer-lasting symptoms and may result in extended loss of consciousness or amnesia. Victims might experience persistent headaches, confusion, and behavioral changes that can affect their ability to work and engage in social activities.

These injuries often require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.

Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries

Severe TBIs are associated with prolonged unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury. These can have life-altering consequences, including permanent cognitive, physical, or behavioral impairments.

Severe TBIs may necessitate lifelong medical care and support, making legal action crucial for securing necessary compensation.

Common Causes of Brain Injuries in North Haven

Brain injuries in North Haven can occur from a variety of causes, many of which are eligible for legal action:

Brain Injuries Caused by Forceps and Vacuum Extractors

In childbirth, the use of forceps and vacuum extractors can sometimes result in brain injuries to newborns due to excessive force or improper use during delivery. These cases are sensitive and require a nuanced legal approach.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Car, motorcycle, and truck accidents are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries. The impact and trauma from these accidents can result in various types of brain injuries, from mild concussions to severe trauma.

Falls

Falls, especially among older adults and in workplaces like construction sites, can lead to significant brain injuries. These incidents might involve slipping on wet floors, tripping on uneven surfaces, or falling from heights.

Sports Injuries

Contact sports such as football, boxing, or hockey can result in a TBI. These injuries may occur even with protective gear, and can range from concussions to more severe brain damage.

Acts of Violence

Assaults, gunshot wounds, and other forms of violence can cause serious brain injuries. These cases often involve legal complexities that extend beyond the medical aspects of the injury.

Work-Related Accidents

Industrial accidents, falls, or strikes by objects in the workplace are common causes of TBIs. These cases may involve workers’ compensation claims and other legal considerations.

Potential Compensation for Your Traumatic Brain Injury in North Haven

Victims of traumatic brain injuries in North Haven may be entitled to various forms of compensation, depending on the severity of their injuries and the circumstances of their case. This compensation covers medical expenses, lost income, and other related costs.

Average Settlement Amount for Brain Injury Cases in North Haven

While the average settlement amount for brain injury cases can vary widely, this value will typically reflect the injury’s severity and impact on the victim’s life. Settlements might range from tens of thousands to millions of dollars, with more severe or debilitating injuries often resulting in higher compensation.

Long-Term Treatment Considerations for Brain Injury Victims

Compensation in brain injury cases often includes considerations for long-term treatment, such as ongoing medical care, rehabilitation, therapy, and support services. The aim is to ensure that victims have the financial resources to manage their injury over time, including adaptations for permanent disabilities.

Factors Influencing the Value of Your Case

Several factors can influence the value of a brain injury case, including:

  • The extent of the injury and its long-term effects on your health and lifestyle.
  • Lost wages and loss of future earning capacity due to the injury.
  • The amount of medical expenses, both current and anticipated.
  • The degree of pain and suffering experienced.
  • The clarity of liability and the circumstances of the accident.

Typical Timeline for Resolving Brain Injury Cases in Connecticut

The timeline for resolving TBI cases in North Haven, Connecticut can vary significantly based on several factors. While some cases may settle in months, others, especially those involving severe injuries and complex legal issues, may take years to resolve fully.

Key stages and factors influencing the timeline include:

  • Initial Consultation and Case Building: After the initial consultation, your attorney will start gathering evidence, which includes medical records, expert testimonies, and accident reports. This process can take several months, depending on the case’s complexity.
  • Filing the Lawsuit: Once the lawsuit is filed, the defendant has a period to respond, which can also extend the timeline.
  • Discovery Phase: This is a critical stage where both parties investigate the claims and defenses, exchange information, and gather additional evidence. This phase can be lengthy, often taking several months to a year.
  • Negotiation and Mediation: Many brain injury cases are settled out of court during negotiation. The duration of this phase depends on the willingness of both parties to reach an agreement.
  • Trial: If the case goes to trial, the timeline extends further. Trials can last from a few days to several weeks, and scheduling a trial date depends on the court’s calendar.
  • Appeals: Either party can appeal the court’s decision, adding significant time to the case’s resolution.

It’s important to remember that each brain injury case is unique, and the priority for our traumatic brain injury attorneys in New Haven is always to achieve a resolution that fully addresses the needs and rights of the victim.

Traumatic Brain Injury FAQs

Who determines legal liability in brain injury cases?

Legal liability in brain injury cases is determined through a thorough investigation conducted by your legal team, possibly in conjunction with law enforcement and medical experts. Liability may fall on individuals, organizations, or entities whose negligence or actions contributed to the injury.

In some cases, liability may be shared among multiple parties.

How can you request job accommodations after a TBI?

If you’ve suffered a TBI and need job accommodations, you can request them through your employer, ideally with documentation from your medical provider. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), employers must provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities, including those resulting from TBIs.

When should you consult an attorney following a brain injury?

It’s advisable to consult an attorney as soon as possible following a brain injury, especially if it was due to an accident or someone else’s negligence. An early consultation ensures that your legal rights are protected and that crucial evidence for your claim is preserved.

Does using protective gear, or lack thereof, impact your compensation rights?

The use or lack of protective gear can impact your compensation rights, particularly if it can be shown that the lack of gear contributed to the severity of the brain injury. However, this does not necessarily bar you from seeking compensation.

Should you accept settlement offers from third-party insurance companies?

Exercise caution with early settlement offers from third-party insurance companies. These initial offers may not fully cover your injury’s long-term costs and impacts. It’s important to consult with your attorney before accepting any settlement to ensure it adequately compensates for both your current and future injuries and losses.

Contact a Top Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer in New Haven Today

Our dedicated North Haven, CT traumatic brain injury attorneys understand the challenges you are facing and are committed to fighting for your rights and the compensation you deserve.

The Carter Mario Law Firm is well-versed in the nuances of traumatic brain injury cases and is equipped to handle the intricate medical and legal aspects your case may entail.

From establishing liability to negotiating with insurance companies and advocating for you in court, our personal injury attorneys are here to guide you through every step.

Get the compensation you deserve. Trust the Carter Mario Law Firm to handle your TBI case.

Client Victories

We’ve Recovered Over $1 Billion for Clients
Just Like You


$17M

Rear-End Collision

Our client sustained a significant injury to his cervical spine after a rear-end crash. After receiving a low initial offer from the insurance company, we fought hard for our client to get him the settlement he deserved.

$4M

Medical Misdiagnosis

Our client’s doctor misread an x-ray causing a delayed diagnosis of sarcoma, which resulted in our client’s death.

$3.9M

Failure to Treat

Gastroenterologist and primary care doctor failed to treat or transfer our client who was hospitalized for GI bleeding, which resulted in our client’s death.

$3.4M

Failure to Diagnose

Our client’s doctors failed to diagnose him with abdominal cancer, resulting in his death.

$3.4M

Medical Malpractice

Our client suffered brain damage, paralysis, and speech deficits after undergoing a bedside procedure.

$3.3M

Brain Damage

Our client suffered brain damage after their breathing tube was misplaced.

$3M

Failure to Diagnose

Our client’s doctor failed to diagnose Fournier’s Gangrene, resulting in necrotizing fasciitis, sterility, abnormal gait, and muscle loss.

$2.6M

Personal Injury Resulting in Death

Our client, an innocent bystander to a bar room brawl, required surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon. After the surgery, our client developed a pulmonary embolism, resulting in his death.

$2.5M

Gas Poisoning

Our client suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning with cognitive loss after an on-site contractor ran gas engines during business hours.

Why choose Carter Mario?

We want justice and what’s best for you and your case. Here’s our promise:

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    A Team That Puts You First!

    Our clients are our #1 priority and everything we do is focused on getting you the best result! You are the reason we became lawyers. To the insurance company, you are no more than a claim number but to us, it’s personal. We’re here for you 24/7, 365 days a year. We communicate often and call you back the same day or lunch is on us. We believe an informed client is a happy client. You are the reason we fight!

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    Over $1 Billion Recovered!

    For over 30 years, we’ve fought fiercely and tirelessly against Big Insurance and won countless victories for our clients. You were already hurt physically when you came to us, but we make sure you aren’t hurt financially when you leave. Our goal is to give you a better tomorrow.

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    Experience On Your Side!

    No obstacle is too big. Our seasoned attorneys were handpicked and know how to hold the insurance companies accountable. We have experience in and out of the courtroom. Our attention to detail and in-depth investigation helps identify key evidence we use to prepare your case. Our attorneys have the knowledge, the dedication, and the passion it takes to win. They love what they do.

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    We Have a Large War Chest!

    When we go to trial, we are battle ready, but taking a case to trial takes more than confidence, experience, and commitment. It takes cutting edge technology and a War Chest to support the costs of zealous representation. Many firms aren’t willing or don’t have the resources and financial stability to front your costs and maximize your case. We’ll spend whatever it takes to get you every penny you deserve!

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    Making the Law Make Sense!

    At Carter Mario Law Firm, our mission is to make the law make sense. You’ve been injured and it wasn’t your fault. Life is suddenly overwhelming and confusing, and you don’t know where to turn. You need help, but it matters who you get. Let us come to your rescue. We’ll do the work, so you don’t have to. You can focus on you!

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Call (203) 876-2711 or Contact Us For a No-Obligation Case Evaluation. Our attorneys are standing by to evaluate your case, answer any questions, or discuss your next steps. Getting the compensation you deserve starts here!




    Client Testimonials

    Such a great experience

    "I had such a great experience with Carter Mario Law Firm. Everyone was amazing, helpful and comforting during this stressful time."

    - Michelle P.

    It felt really good to have someone

    "My son suffered an injury after being hurt in a car accident, and it felt really good to have someone fighting for the person you love."

    - Alex M.

    Tough and fearless

    "Look no further, you have found the best personal injury law firm in Connecticut. Tough and fearless, and I cannot think of anyone better to represent me."

    - Phillip Y.

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    "Look no further, you have found the best personal injury law firm in Connecticut. Tough and fearless, and I cannot think of anyone better to represent me."

    - John L.

    Took so much stress off of me

    "When I had my work-related injury, Carter Mario took on the workers’ comp insurance company that tried to belittle me and dealt with them, which took so much stress off of me. Thank you so much."

    - Ruth H.