Every year, over 1 million people in the United States sustain brain injuries from auto accidents,construction accidents, workplace injuries, slip and fall accidents, diving and swimming accidents, amusement park rides, and medical malpractice. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can be mild or severe. Often, the trauma is minor, but the brain injury is severe.
When a brain injury is severe, it can dramatically affect the person’s ability to return to a normal life. When you find yourself or a loved one the victim of an accident resulting in a brain injury, hiring a skilled brain injury attorney to protect your rights may be your best recourse. If your injury was caused by another’s negligence or carelessness, then a Chicago brain injury attorney at Willens Law Offices can help you claim the compensation you need and deserve. Contact us today at 312-957-4166.
Symptoms range from a headache or a mild concussion to seizure disorders, coma and death. Due to the sometimes subtle nature of brain injuries, they often go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. This can be extremely dangerous because brain injuries, if left untreated, may lead to wrongful death.
Skull fractures and skull penetration are sometimes present with brain injuries, but brain damage can also result from a “closed head injury.” If the brain is bruised due to physical force, blood vessels can break and cause bleeding around the brain. The brain can also be damaged if it swells and presses against the bones of the skull, or if it is deprived of oxygen. Contact is not necessary to cause a brain injury. A person does not need to hit his or her head or be rendered unconscious to have a brain injury. Brain injuries happen frequently when a person has suffered from a non-contact injury such as whiplash.
Brain injuries can be devastating for both the person injured and his or her loved ones. Medical treatment is expensive, and it is possible that a person may never fully recover from a brain injury. Of course, treatment and therapy will depend upon the extent and nature of the injury. In addition, if you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, your work (and play) will likely be in jeopardy.
Contact our skilled Chicago brain injury lawyers today for your FREE consultation at 312-957-4166 or e-mail us at email@example.com as soon as possible to find out how we can help you. An attorney can meet you at your home, hospital or at our convenient Chicago office. Attorney consultations are free and you will only be asked to pay attorney fees if we are successful in recovering compensation for you.