Brain Injury Lawyer in Waterbury, CT

Our dedicated brain injury lawyers in Waterbury represent individuals who have suffered serious and traumatic head and brain injuries that have caused life-changing consequences for them and for their families. At Buckley Wynne & Parese we get you the help you need.

Waterbury, CT

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Attorneys In Waterbury, CT

Traumatic Brain Injuries occur when one’s normal brain function is altered as a result of external factors such as bumps and blows. TBIs range in severity and can significantly impact you or a loved one’s ability to function normally. Traumatic Brain Injuries can happen to anyone and, unfortunately, they are one of the most economically and emotionally costly injuries that a family can sustain.

If you or a loved one sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, we encourage you to contact Buckley Wynne & Parese immediately. We understand the devastation of traumatic brain injuries and how they can affect every aspect of a family’s lives. Here at BWP, our Waterbury, CT brain injury lawyers are experienced, determined and compassionate. We endeavor to use all of our attention and resources towards helping you and your family get back on your feet. 

BrainLine’s “9 Need-to-Know Facts About Traumatic Brain Injury”

  1. A traumatic brain injury is a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. You do not need to lose consciousness to sustain a concussion.
  2. Each year, 2.8 million people are treated for TBI in a U.S. emergency department. By the numbers, every American has more than a 1:160 chance of sustaining a traumatic brain injury each year.
  3. The three groups at highest risk for traumatic brain injury are children (0-4-year-olds), teenagers (15-19-year-olds), and adults (65 and older).
  4. Estimates peg the number of sports-related traumatic brain injuries as high as 3.8 million per year.
  5. Using a seatbelt and wearing a helmet are the best ways to prevent a TBI.
  6. Males are almost twice as likely as females to sustain a TBI.
  7. A concussion is a mild brain injury. The consequences of multiple concussions can be far more dangerous than those of a first TBI.
  8. The area most often injured are the frontal lobes that control thinking and emotional regulation.
  9.  A blow to one part of the brain can cause damage throughout.

Source: BrainLine

Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

The Four Leading Causes Are:

  1. Slip and Falls
  2. Blunt Trauma
  3. Motor Vehicle Accidents
  4. Assaults

Other Causes of TBIs Include:

  • Falls from Heights
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Gunshot Wounds
  • Workplace Injuries
  • Military Actions


A concussion is the most frequent and well-known traumatic brain injury. Concussions are difficult to diagnose and there are a range of symptoms including dizziness, headaches, blurred vision and nausea. It is important to contact a doctor if you or a loved one has sustained a bump, blow or jolt to the head.

Visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “HEADS up to Brain Injury Awareness (add link ” site to learn more about concussions and their efforts to keep children and teens safe by educating people to recognize, respond and minimize the risk of concussions.

Brain Basics- How Well do you Remember High School Biology Class?

Source - Buffer

Question 1: What Does the Brain Do?

Answer: The brain has endless functions as it plays a major role in about every major body system. The brain stores memories, forms emotions, controls the body, solves problems, processes sensory information…

Question 2: How Does the Brain Communicate?

Answer: The brain is part of the nervous system which works with the spinal cord to send messages back and forth to different parts of the body.

Question 3: What Protects the Brain?

Answer: The bones of the skull along with meninges and Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF). There are three meninges, which are thin membranes, called Dura Mater, Arachnoid and Pia.

Question 4: How Much of the Body’s Energy Does the Brain Use?

Answer: The brain uses roughly 20% of the total blood and oxygen that is produced in our bodies.

Question 5: How Many Primary Areas is the Brain Made Up Of?

Answer: There are three primary areas- the forebrain (cerebrum and top of the brainstem), midbrain (middle part of the brainstem) and hindbrain (bottom of the brainstem and the cerebellum).

Question 6: What’s Affected by Injury to the Frontal Lobe?

Answer: The frontal lobe is responsible tasks such as attention, emotions, concentration, self-monitoring, organization, problem-solving, planning, speaking, judgment, motor planning, awareness of abilities, awareness of limitations, personality, mental flexibility and inhibition of behavior. Damage to the frontal lobe can result in a significant change in social behavior and personality.

Question 7: What’s Affected by Injury to the Parietal Lobe?

Answer: The parietal lobe is a responsible task such as the sense of touch, depth perception, identification of sizes, shapes, and colors, and visual perception. Damage to the parietal lobe can result in dramatic changes in sensory processing such as hand-eye coordination.

Question 8: What’s Affected by Injury to the Temporal Lobe?

Answer: The temporal lobe is responsible for tasks such as memory, organization, sequencing, hearing and understanding language. Symptoms associated with temporal lobe injuries include hearing loss, disordered visual perception, and disturbance of language comprehension.

Question 9: What’s Affected by Injury to the Right Side of the Brain?

Answer: Creativeness, imagination, intuition and empathy are believed to be controlled by the right side of the brain. Injury might cause visual-spatial impairment and altered creativity.

Question 10: What’s Affected by Injury to the Left Side of the Brain?

Answer: Analytical, logical, precision and organizational traits are believed to be controlled by the left side of the brain. Injury might cause difficulties in speaking or understanding language. 

Contact Your Waterbury Brain Injury Lawyers Today

Here at Buckley Wynne & Parese, we understand the profound effects of traumatic brain injuries on not just the injured, but also their loved ones. Everyday tasks and one’s ability to earn a living can become dramatically difficult. We will help you fight for the compensation that will help you and your family move forward. Our Waterbury brain injury attorneys will meet you anywhere at any time whether that’s a hospital, a home, a restaurant, the office, for a free consultation. We want to do what is easiest for you at a very overwhelming time. If you’re in need of compassionate, experienced and knowledgeable brain injury attorneys, call us today.

Client Reviews of Our Waterbury, CT Personal Injury Attorneys

    Friendly, professional and VERY responsive!

    Friendly, professional and VERY responsive!

    Attorney John Buckley was highly recommended to me by quite a few people and upon my first meeting to discuss my case, I knew immediately that I was in good hands. He took his time to explain everything to me in great detail and stayed in communication throughout my entire case. His staff was also extremely friendly, professional and VERY responsive! I actually never had to reach out about my case because they over-communicated with me from beginning to end. My accident was very unfortunate, but I’m extremely grateful I was working with Attorney Buckley through it all! I highly recommend this law firm!!!

    - Jamie B.

    Respectful, extremely knowledgeable, & understanding

    Respectful, extremely knowledgeable, & understanding

    Recently engaged BWP concerning a motor vehicle accident. From the initial consult, and continuing throughout the entire process, John Parese and the entire staff were respectful, extremely knowledgeable, understanding of my goals and supportive to work towards achieving the best possible outcome. It was a very seamless, friendly relationship and a firm that I would highly recommend to anyone.

    - Robert T.

    Couldn’t have been happier with the services I received!

    Couldn’t have been happier with the services I received!

    I contacted BWP in June 2019, after I was hit by a drunk driver. John Wynne was my attorney. I couldn’t have been happier with the services I received. Everyone I dealt with was very professional and made sure I had all the help I needed. I highly recommend this law firm.

    - Valerie

    Quick and consistent

    Quick and consistent

    John Buckley was quick and consistent in relaying information to me regarding litigation, and he and his staff were always very supportive of any requests I made. John’s experience and strategic expertise made the difference in dealing with the insurance company, and we achieved the best possible outcome thanks to his vigilance. Cannot recommend BWP highly enough!

    - Richard

    Thorough, caring, and patient

    Thorough, caring, and patient

    I don't have the words to describe how wonderful John Parese was to work with. He took my family and I under his wing during a difficult time. He was by our side for 3 years while I was treated. He was thorough, caring, and patient. He was always there to answer questions and made us feel that he was in our corner. John explained our options and walked us through the process many times. It was WAY outside of my comfort zone to go to litigation, but he believed in me and my case. He was phenomenal in court and I was very proud to be part of his team. We are forever thankful and would recommend him to anyone!

    - The Yanellis

    Kind, patient, honest and extremely knowledgeable

    Kind, patient, honest and extremely knowledgeable

    John Parese is an excellent attorney who provided care that was needed at an extremely difficult and a long period of time. He and his team are very dedicated and gave professional guidance in various aspects. I am very grateful for having received a degree of release for the painful accident, and trauma which was unfortunate and terrifying. Mr. Parese is very kind, patient, honest and extremely knowledgeable. I'd highly recommend his help to people in need.

    - Xueping Qiu

    Two thumbs up!

    Two thumbs up!

    John Parese is an amazing attorney! He constantly checked in with me to make sure I was feeling better after my accident and gave me updates on where we were in the process. I never doubted that I was in good hands. Thank you John and also to your team! Two thumbs up!

    - Kristen Reep

    Wonderful staff.

    Wonderful staff.

    Wonderful staff. They gave the impression that they really care for their clients. I will call on them again if I need in the future.

    - Kelly Best

    Excellent attorney who always fights to protect his clients

    Excellent attorney who always fights to protect his clients

    John has assisted me with several issues. He is an excellent attorney who always fights to protect his clients. I was able to recover medically knowing John was fully handling the insurance and issues with my case. I will continue to use him in the future.

    - Danielle Quilligan

    5 star all the way!

    5 star all the way!

    Upon my first meeting to discuss my case, I knew that I found the right place to handle it!! Attorney John Parese was fantastic, definitely 5 star all the way! Everything regarding the process and the timing was very well explained. The communication was excellent, and I was always kept up to date throughout beginning to end! Each person that I had contact with in the office was professional and very responsive. I never had to worry about anything which was a great relief to me. While my case may have to been as complicated as others are, I was always made to feel important. I can’t recommend Buckley Wynne & Parese enough should you find yourself being injured from an accident. Do yourself a favor and give them a call!

    - JB Keys