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Injury Types

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Traumatic Brain Injury

Injury TypesJust as the brain is a complex part of the body, so are the complications that result after such trauma. Statistically, almost everyone will experience an injury to their head in their lifetime so learning to recognize the signs of serious head injury are vital. According the Center for Disease control, approximately 1.7. million people in the United States sustain traumatic brain injuries each year. [Read More…]


Bone Breaks and Bone Fractures

Injury TypesMany Chicago car accident victims suffer broken bones and fractures. They are generally more serious than a broken bone from a fall or sports accident due to the extreme force that hits a person’s body, often causing serious injuries. It is not unusual for a person that suffers a bone fracture in an auto accident to require surgery. [Read More…]


Catastrophic Injury

Injury TypesBeing involved in a car accident is an unfortunate fact of life for many people. Thousands of individuals are in auto accidents every year in Chicago. Some are able to walk away with only minor injuries. However, others experience catastrophic injuries that result in rehabilitation and medical bills that last a lifetime. [Read More…]


Traumatic Amputation

Injury TypesOrdinary tasks that were once easy will become difficult. Losing an arm or a leg will change the way you live your life. You will be faced with piles of medical bills, extensive recovery, physical therapy and emotional stress. Add in the taxing complexities of a legal dispute and your pain and suffering will increase. [Read More…]


Back Injury

Injury TypesIf you or a loved one were injured in a Chicago car accident due to another’s negligence, you should be receiving ALL of your benefits, not just the ones the insurance company wants to accept. At Willens Injury Law Offices, we focus exclusively on representing the individuals and family members of those who were injured by someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior. [Read More…]


Neck Injury

Injury TypesIf you were injured in a Chicago car accident due to another’s negligent or reckless driving, you should be receiving ALL of your benefits, not just the ones the insurance company wants to cover. At Willens Injury Law Offices, we focus exclusively on representing individuals and their families who were injured by someone else’s negligence. [Read More…]


Cerebral Palsy

Injury TypesEvery parent hopes for a healthy baby at the end of pregnancy. But when that hope is dashed to pieces because your child is born disabled or with a birth injury due to the negligence of your doctor, you want him to be accountable and he should be. [Read More…]


Brachial plexus

Injury TypesFor any woman who is pregnant, you know those 9 months are long ones. You have much time to sit and ponder dreams and picture the perfect life with your little one. One thing you don’t expect is a complication in the delivery room and your sweet baby left with arm paralysis and severe nerve damage. And when this is a result of a doctor’s mistake which could have been avoided, it’s natural to feel anger. [Read More…]


Shoulder Dystocia

Injury TypesWhether it’s your first baby or you’re a veteran in the “mom department,” pregnancy is an exciting experience. Every woman envisions the “finish line,” trusting your doctor and other healthcare professionals to make the right decisions to get your baby into this world safely. But what happens if your doctor’s neglect leaves your baby with an injury such as shoulder dystocia?  Suddenly, you may be faced with medical bills after the birth that you weren’t prepared for. [Read More…]


Burn Injury

Injury TypesRecovery time can mean lost wages and serious burn injuries can mean lost earning potential, medical bills and long-term medical treatment. Although monetary compensation cannot undo the scars of a burn injury, it can help you and your family with the financial burdens of being involved in such a catastrophic car accident. [Read More…]


Chronic Illness

Injury TypesVictims of car accidents who develop thyroid and autoimmune disorders often face difficulties in claiming compensation due to the fact that a number of doctors are unwilling to accept the correlation. Insurance companies may also deny the cause-effect between car accident trauma and chronic thyroid and autoimmune disorders. [Read More…]


Delayed Injury

Injury TypesDelayed injuries may take longer to heal compared with external injuries, causing expensive medical bills and lost wages. After a car accident, your first thought may be to access the damage to your vehicle and settle the claim quickly. However, settling a car accident claim too quickly can cost you. [Read More…]


Hand Injury

Injury TypesHands are our prime means of doing everyday tasks such as eating, writing, showering, driving, sports, and virtually everything else that we do in our daily lives. When a person sustains a serious hand injury on one or both hands, it can become difficult to perform daily tasks. In some cases, the victim may never be able to use his or her hands like they did before the injury. [Read More…]


Headache After an Accident

Injury TypesWhile some people may start getting headaches immediately after the accident, others may not get them until after a few days or even weeks. No matter when you start to get headaches it is important that you seek immediate medical attention, and discuss all your symptoms with the treating physician. [Read More…]


Internal Bleeding

Injury TypesInternal bleeding can be overlooked because of the absence of any visible wound on the surface. Internal bleeding is an extremely serious condition and should be treated immediately. Any delay in treatment can cause serious complications and even death. [Read More…]


Paralysis

Injury TypesBeing involved in a serious car accident is a traumatic experience. When a car wreck causes paralysis, it results in a lifetime of changes and expenses.
If a traffic accident causes paralysis due to either a spinal cord injury or head injury, you and your family will need compensation to move forward.[Read More…]


Knee Injury

Injury TypesA car accident victim can suffer different types of knee injuries, from simple cuts and burns to severe ligament and soft tissue injuries. Some soft tissue injuries may be more complicated than others and may require long-term treatment. [Read More…]


Lacerations

Injury TypesIt takes just a bat of an eyelid for a car accident to occur. But those few seconds can change the victim’s life significantly. The battered and mauled automobile can cause serious injuries to its occupants. Lacerations can be caused by a number ways in an accident. [Read More…]


Lung Injuries

Injury TypesThere are many ways the lungs can suffer an injury during a car accident. For example, a person can suffer a lung injury as a result of a head-on collision, rear-end accident, or side impact accident. [Read More…]


Organ Damage

Injury TypesCar accident victims often suffer severe internal injuries, such as internal bleeding and organ damage. The consequences of such internal injuries can be devastating and may result in partial or permanent disability or even death. As a result of organ damage, an accident victim may lose his or her job or income. [Read More…]


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Injury TypesA car accident can be a physically, mentally, and emotionally traumatizing experience. It can leave a person frightened and overwhelmed; however, if the emotions do not subside and become more overpowering with time, it can indicate a serious problem. If the person is unable to move past the trauma of the car accident, it can be a sign of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). [Read More…]


Rib Injury

Injury TypesThere are various types of rib injuries that can result from car accidents, and one fairly common one is caused when the force of the impact pushes the driver or passenger into their seat belt at a high speed. This causes the rib area to get compressed against the seatbelt, which can lead to a serious injury. [Read More…]


Rotator Cuff Tears

Injury TypesCar accidents can cause a variety of injuries ranging from minor bruises to serious traumatic brain injuries. However, one common type of injury suffered in a car accident is a rotator cuff tear. Tears occur when the person uses his/her arm to brace for the impact of a collision. For example, the person may reach out to the dashboard to brace themselves before the accident. Rotator cuff injuries may cause significant damage. Apart from causing severe pain, they can impact the person’s range of motion. More serious injuries can even lead to an ongoing disability. [Read More…]


Ruptured Tendon

Injury TypesBecause the impact of ruptured tendons depends on a variety of factors, a may be difficult to determine a prognosis. Before signing a settlement, it is important to understand the short-term and long-term implications of the injury. A ruptured tendon may never heal completely. This should be taken into account when making the claim. [Read More…]


Spinal Fusion Surgery

Injury TypesA spinal injury can be a fracture somewhere along the vertebrae or disc herniation that may require a spinal fusion surgery. Spinal fusion surgery is a procedure that requires a long stay at the hospital to allow the back to heal properly. Depending on the location, type, and severity of the spinal injury, there are several kinds of surgeries a doctor may recommend. [Read More…]


Tinnitus

Injury TypesTraumatic brain injuries following a car accident can cause a variety of symptoms including tinnitus. Many victims of car accidents suffer hearing loss from a head injury and in some cases, a deployed air bag causes an inner ear injury. [Read More…]


Whiplash Injury

Injury TypesWhiplash is a common car accident injury. Getting fair compensation for this injury depends on the duration and nature of the injury, and the good medical records of the victim. With a whiplash injury claim, victims need to take steps to protect their right so they can receive fair compensation for damages caused by the negligent party. [Read More…]

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