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Seeking Compensation for a Traumatic Brain Injury

 Posted on January 29, 2020 in Catastrophic Injuries

Rockford brain injury attorneysA traumatic brain injury is often the result of a violent blow to the head which causes the brain to strike the inside of the skull or an object penetrating the brain tissue. Traumatic brain injuries vary dramatically in their severity. Some people experience a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) and do not even realize it. Other people experience debilitating symptoms for months or even years after suffering a TBI. If you or a loved one have experienced a brain injury in an accident caused by negligence, you may be eligible for compensation.

How Do Brain Injuries Happen?

There are almost infinite ways that a person can sustain a brain injury. Slip and fall injuries can be caused by a number of hazardous conditions. A person may suffer a concussion after slipping on an icy walkway and striking his or her head on the concrete. A faulty handrail could become dislodged and cause an individual to fall down the stairs and suffer a major brain contusion. A serious slip and fall accident could even be caused by something as simple as spilled motor oil in a retail store aisle. Property owners have a legal obligation to keep premises free of environmental hazards that present a risk of injury. If your injury was due to an unsafe condition on someone else’s property, you may have a valid injury claim.

Brain injuries can also be the result of a car accident caused a distracted driver or a driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drivers have a duty to drive in a safe and responsible manner. If a driver causes an accident through negligence, he or she may be legally responsible for the damages caused by that accident.

What Damages are Available in a Traumatic Brain Injury Case?

Depending on the severity of a traumatic brain injury, a person may experience symptoms including persistent headaches, vomiting, seizures, loss of coordination, insomnia, dizziness, and sensory problems. Even a concussion, which is considered a mild TBI, can cause symptoms that significantly impact a person’s ability to work, complete schoolwork, or simply enjoy life. A traumatic brain injury has the potential to incur a considerable number of medical expenses including costs related to diagnostic tests, surgery, an extended hospital stay, prescription medication, and physical therapy. Through a personal injury claim, an injured person may receive compensation for medical bills, future medical expenses, lost income due to missed work, pain and suffering, and more.

Contact a Winnebago County Brain Injury Lawyer

At Mannarino & Brasfield, A Division of Schwartz Injury Law, we have witnessed firsthand the devastation caused by a traumatic brain injury. That is why we are dedicated to providing the aggressive legal advocacy injured clients need to get the compensation they deserve. Call us at 815-215-7561 and schedule a free, confidential consultation with an experienced Rockford personal injury attorney to learn how we can help you.




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