Traumatic Brain Injury
Sometimes a traumatic brain injury is referred to as a “closed head injury” or gives rise to a medical diagnosis such as “post-concussive syndrome.” Unlike many physical injuries, traumatic brain injuries may not be recognized at first. If, as a result of an accident, a loved one’s personality has changed, they show symptoms of difficulty in concentrating, they become irritable or aggressive with little or no provocation, they seem depressed or anxious, these may be signs of a traumatic brain injury. Often these symptoms are not immediately apparent, but manifest over time.
The victim of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) needs more than emergency room treatment and post-trauma care. He or she may need extended therapy with a neuropsychologist or similar type professional. The injured person may be unable to work and may require personal assistance with daily activities. Family members and friends may have difficulty understanding what happened to the person they knew.
At the Law Office of Andrew J. Pianka, we represent victims and their families in helping them to recover the compensation they will need, which in some case smay require lifetime care.
We understand the complex medical, science, and lifetime care needs associated with head injuries — information that needs to be clearly explained to judges, juries, and insurance company representatives in order to secure a fair outcome. Attorney Pianka is a member of the Connecticut Brain Injury Association of Connecticut (BIAC) and is committed to helping victims and their families through the situation. We genuinely want to be helpful in any way that we can. Our goal is to make the legal process as comfortable, clear, and efficient for you as possible, so that you can spend more time with your loved ones and adjusting to the transition into a different kind of life and to help you reach out to the resources that are available to the injured and their family.
Helping Put Lives Back Together These injuries occur in many different situations, and each is unique.
Symptoms of a Brain Injury People who have experienced a brain injury may display several common symptoms:
- Problems organizing and focusing
- Difficulty in remembering
- Change in sleeping pattern
- Depression and/or anxiety
- Change in appetite
- Loss of interest and pleasure in activities
- Fatigue or loss of energy
- Feelings of worthlessness or hopelessness
- Inability to concentrate
Many victims may not be aware of these changes. Many do not realize that a change in behavior and emotion may actually be caused by an injury sustained during an accident. For this reason, it is critical that they seek medical attention from a knowledgeable professional. We frequently help those in need to find the professional care they need.
Life-Altering Qualities of a Serious Head Injury A traumatic brain injury is serious and life altering. Brain damage often affects bodily functions, from speech to cognitive function to consciousness. People with traumatic brain injury often require long-term or lifetime medical care, and many never recover from their injuries. Traumatic brain injuries can have devastating consequences on a victim’s life and the lives of his or her family members. In many cases, cognitive losses may result in the loss of relationships and careers with substantial emotional and financial consequences.
At the Law Office of Andrew J. Pianka, LLC, we are committed to ensuring that the legal system works as it should to bring about justice for victims of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their families.