Chicago Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
Chicago TBI Lawyers
What Is TBI?
TBI stands for traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury occurs when an external force causes brain dysfunction. This is often the result of a violent jolt or blow to someone’s head. Sometimes, if an object penetrates the skull, this also causes TBIs.
Emergency visits for traumatic brain injuries were often the result of a car accident or a fall.
It’s always important to consult a doctor if you or someone you love suffers a head injury. This holds true for severe head injuries, as well as more mild head injures, such as a concussion. These “mild head injuries” can lead to more severe or long-term injuries if they’re ignored or left untreated.
How Can a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney in Chicago Help?
Our personal injury law firm has developed relationships with some of the nation’s leading medical professionals to help us determine the cause of medical injuries, as well as the long-term medical and financial consequences of those injuries. Together we will look at your case and analyze what your options are. Don’t take on the complicated legal system alone. Our Chicago TBI attorneys are here to work with you every step of the way.
If you or a member of your family has been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, please contact the Chicago traumatic brain injury attorneys at Curcio Law Offices in downtown Chicago or call 312-321-1111 and schedule a free consultation today.
Traumatic Brain Injury FAQ's
Someone in the U.S. sustains a traumatic brain injury every nine seconds, states the Brain Injury Association of America, and you may be one of the many who lives with the effects of this type of catastrophic injury. Traumatic brain injuries generally occur due to a sudden, violent blow to the body or head, or when an object reaches the tissue in your brain.
Although a mild TBI may only have a temporary effect on your brain, a severe injury can result in long-lasting damage. Whether your brain injury was mild or severe, you may experience certain physical and cognitive symptoms in the days, weeks or even months following the accident.
After you sustain a brain injury in a serious accident, you may notice some of the following physical signs:
- Loss of consciousness or a persistent state of confusion and disorientation
- Fatigue or drowsiness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Problems falling asleep or sleeping more than usual
- Difficulty speaking
- Weakness or numbness in your fingers or toes that does not go away
- Blurry or double vision
Other common physical TBI symptoms include persistent headaches, loss of balance and dizziness.
Following a brain injury, you may have a hard time concentrating or remembering things. You may also experience changes to your emotional state and drastic mood swings. Additionally, you may struggle with anxiety and depression, even if you did not have these issues before the accident.
Medical experts categorize brain injuries into three groups: mild, moderate and severe. Although a severe brain injury may have a long-term effect on your ability to live a normal life, even a mild brain injury is still a serious issue that can cause noticeable persistent effects and requires prompt medical attention. If you experience any of the common mental, cognitive or physical symptoms of a brain injury, seek medical care as soon as possible.
Generally speaking, the most significant portion of recovery from a traumatic brain injury occurs during the first six months after the injury.
In some cases, TMI victims can take years to recover. In worst case scenarios, victims may never heal.
What Happens If I File a Personal Injury Claim for a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic injury cases in Chicago can be complex. You’ll need to get copies of all of your medical records, ask other medical professionals to review your records. After speaking to a Chicago personal injury attorney, you may want to interview witnesses.
Once the initial investigation is complete, your personal injury attorney will file a complaint.
We determine your fair traumatic brain injury settlement based on:
- medical bills-both past and future
- rehab cost
- lost earnings-both past and future
- pain and suffering
- loss of quality of life
If a traumatic brain injury cause the tragic death of a loved one, you may have a wrongful death case. If so, we may be able to help you claim unique damages. We understand that money can never replace your loved one. But, it can help you recover financially, so that you can focus on healing.
In most cases, we can settle the claim without needing to go to trial. However, if a medical malpractice settlement can’t be reached, one of the medical malpractice attorneys at Curcio law offices will be prepared to take your case to trial.