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Brain injuries may require rehabilitation for many reasons

Medical science is working hard to bring to light the importance of protecting your head during sports and other risky activities. Nevertheless, you cannot predict when a motor vehicle accident, workplace fall or other catastrophic incident may occur that leaves you or a loved one with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) requiring lifelong care. If a family member or close friend has suffered a concussion, all involved may be facing an uncertain future.

You can be sure that you will be dealing with many medical professionals who will do what they can to help your loved one live as normally as possible. Since the brain controls the body, as well as the mind and personality, it is common for a serious brain injury to affect every area of the victim’s life. Rehabilitation is a common plan for helping your loved one deal with those changes.

Can I get help for my brain injury by a personal injury claim?

Most people try to be safe and cautious drivers, so many never expect to be involved in a car accident. Unfortunately, there is nothing that a safe driver can do to avoid encountering a negligent or reckless driver. For those who were involved in an accident and are now suffering from a serious injury -- such as a brain injury -- recognizing symptoms, getting treatment and covering related expenses is a top priority. In Connecticut, victims often find that pursuing personal injury claims can be helpful for addressing some of these needs.

A brain injury is the result of an impact to the brain, interfering with normal brain function. While most people might associate brain injuries with physical hits to the head, a sudden jolt can also cause a brain injury. This means that even if a person does not hit his or her head on anything in a car accident, the force of the impact can still cause a brain injury. Vehicle collisions are one of the most common causes of brain injuries.

Informants behind bars get new scrutiny and new laws

Connecticut is leading a nationwide effort to help prevent the tragedy of wrongful convictions.

Thanks to a flood of new scientific evidence that calls previous convictions into question, several states have passed laws to manage the use of prisoner testimony. In July, Connecticut was the first to enact a statewide database for jailhouse testimony and safeguards for using it responsibly.

Woman charged for deadly motor vehicle accident

Law enforcement authorities in Connecticut recently charged a woman in connection with a deadly car wreck. She is facing criminal charges for misconduct with a motor vehicle and failing to drive in the proper lane. Her bond was set at $25,000 for her apparent role in the motor vehicle accident, which she later posted. She was then released from police custody.

The accident occurred back on March 25, 2019. Shortly before the collision, a 45-year-old driver of a tractor-trailer had pulled over onto the shoulder of the road after he had completed a delivery. The man was standing in the shoulder behind the vehicle when a 79-year-old woman veered out of her lane and struck both the truck driver and the back of the tractor-trailer. She also hit one other vehicle before coming to a stop.

What You Need to Know About Connecticut Relief from Abuse and Protective Orders

First things first - If you're served with a Connecticut Order of Relief from Abuse, you'll have to obey it at least until you're represented by an experienced law firm at a hearing to argue against the order.

Toddler, mother seriously hurt in motor vehicle accident

A 3-year-old boy was sent to the hospital after an accident at a Connecticut bus stop. The child and his mother were hit by a car while waiting for another child to be dropped off by the school bus. Police are still investigating this motor vehicle accident, and believe that speed was likely a factor.

Shortly before the accident, two vehicles were traveling along the road where the bus stop is located. Police say that the driver of a car attempted to pass a van. However, before the car could complete the pass, the van began to make a left turn onto another road. The car driver apparently hit the accelerator instead of the brake, and veered off the roadway to where the mother and son were waiting, striking them both.

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