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.
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.
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.
There are many situations in which a person may suffer TBI, including:
Motor vehicle accidents –
Sports and recreation –
Workplace accidents –
Medical negligence –
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 –
Moderate-to-severe TBI –
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 who has suffered TBI may require medical care that includes:
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.
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:
Contact 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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