It isn't always easy to describe a friend or loved one's personality. We all have our "quirks," but our friends and family members who know us best accept us for who we are and enjoy our company. But, when a Connecticut resident suffers a serious brain injury, in most cases, they are never the same person again. Their physical abilities may be limited, their speech may be impacted and their personalities might change drastically.
When a serious brain injury is caused due to the negligence of another party, this significant change can make it hard to demonstrate in court the devastating impact of the injury. An attorney may want to ask the question: "What were you like before your serious brain injury?" But, they usually can't - the victim's injury is so extensive in many cases, that the victim will not be able to help effectively with the presentation of the case and the significant change in their life circumstances that the accident caused.
In these types of cases, it may come down to the testimony of friends and loved ones to describe what the victim was like prior to the accident. Was the victim active? Lively? Happy? Engaged in the community? If so, that testimony can be quite effective when compared with how the victim lives life in the aftermath of the accident: sometimes confined to a wheelchair, or unable to speak, or unable to even take care of basic daily needs.
At our law firm, we understand the catastrophic impact that a severe brain injury can have on a person and that person's family. For more information about how we attempt to help brain injury victims in Connecticut, please visit our website.