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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1.7 million Americans suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. In nearly one-third of the country’s injury-related deaths, TBI is a contributing factor, the CDC states.

TBI involves sudden damage to the brain. It is caused by the head being struck, violently shaken or penetrated by an object. It often results from falls, motor vehicle accidents and work- and sports-related incidents.

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At Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., we assist those who have suffered TBI due to the negligent or intentional acts of others. We understand how TBI can change one’s life forever.

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Our goal is to seek compensation that will help victims and families to move on in their lives with a sense of peace and security.

If you or a loved one has suffered TBI due to the wrongdoing of another in Chicago or elsewhere in Illinois, contact us today. We can provide a free consultation and help you to understand your legal rights and options.

Causes of Traumatic Head Injuries

There are many situations in which a person may suffer TBI, including:

Motor vehicle accidents –

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A victim may suffer a closed- or open-head injury due to the impact in a car accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver. The risk of TBI is especially high when a bicyclist or pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle. About 16 percent of traffic crashes in Illinois each year involve an “A” injury such as TBI, the Illinois Department of Transportation reports. Let us help you with your auto accident claim involving a head injury today.

Slip-and-falls –

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The CDC reports that falls are the leading cause of TBI in the U.S. Falls may be due to negligent property owners who allow dangerous conditions to exist on their property. Fall injuries are a particular concern in our nation’s nursing homes, leading to an estimated 1,800 deaths per year.

Sports and recreation –

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According to the CDC, nearly 174,000 children ages 19 and younger are treated in U.S. emergency rooms each year for TBI, including concussions, which are suffered while playing sports or engaging in recreational activities. Young athletes may suffer permanent brain damage due to the failure of coaches? the athletic department? to provide proper protective equipment to them or manage concussions after they occur

Workplace accidents –

falls from heights
Falls from heights, being struck by tools and equipment and collisions with forklifts, trucks or other motor vehicles at construction or industrial sites may cause a victim to suffer brain injury.

Medical negligence –

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Many children suffer permanent brain damage due to the negligence of doctors, nurses, midwives and others during deliver. Birth injuries can lead to permanent conditions such as cerebral palsy.

Levels and Symptoms of TBI

In some instances, a person who has been involved in an accident may be unaware that he or she has suffered TBI. It is important to know the signs and symptoms of the condition, which depend on the level of TBI.

Pay attention to the following if you or a loved one has suffered a blow to the head in an accident:

Mild TBI –

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A victim of mild TBI may experience dizziness or confusion, headaches, nausea or vomiting, sensory problems (vision, hearing and smelling), sleep difficulties and problems with memory and concentration. Note that a person may have a serious brain injury even if he or she does not lose consciousness.

Moderate-to-severe TBI –

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A victim of moderate-to-severe TBI may experience all of the above symptoms and additional problems, including worsening headaches, seizures, convulsions, numbness and the inability to awaken.

It is crucial to seek immediate medical attention after an accident. In order to minimize the harm brought on by TBI, a victim must be tested, diagnosed and treated as promptly as possible.

A person with severe TBI may require hospitalization and extensive rehabilitation. He or she may also be exposed to the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease or other brain disorders.

Costs and Treatment of TBI

A person who has suffered TBI may require medical care that includes:

  • Emergency treatment
  • X-rays, MRIs or CT scans
  • Intensive care treatment
  • Acute and post-acute rehabilitation
  • Outpatient therapy
  • Mental health counseling
  • Medication
  • Assistive devices.

The costs of this treatment can reach hundreds of thousands of dollars within only a few months’ time after the injury. The costs may be several million dollars over the course of a victim’s lifetime – again, depending on the level of TBI.

Additionally, many victims are left permanently disabled. They may be unable to go to school or to work for a living. Their families are, in turn, faced with the burden of caring for them or placing them into an assisted-living facility.

Contact an Illinois Personal Injury Attorneys

If you or a loved one has suffered TBI due to the negligent or reckless conduct of another, you have a right to seek full and fair compensation for your damages, including:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life.

traumatic10Contact a Chicago personal injury lawyer at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. who can help with your brain injury lawsuit. We have offices in Chicago and Waukegan, and we represent clients throughout Illinois. For a free, no-obligation consultation, call us today or submit our online contact form. We want to help in your recovery.

 

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