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When Negligence Causes a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have life-long consequences that can be physically, emotionally, and financially devastating to you and your family. Brain injuries are often overlooked or misdiagnosed. The best outcome is dependent on the very best treatment.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a TBI, the experienced Chicago brain injury lawyers at Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd., can help you get the compensation you need and deserve.

Send us a message or call (312) 313-2888 to schedule a free consultation.

The Evidence

TBI does not always show up on standard medical tests. Medical breakthroughs are being made every day, and today’s advanced technology allows doctors to detect and treat previously undetectable TBI.

That also means that TBI can be proved in court so that you can get the compensation you need to pay for the best treatments and have hope of a full recovery. However, you need to work with an attorney that understands brain injury and has experience with brain injury cases in order to gain access to the right specialists and tests.

Long-Term Costs

Some TBI survivors will need a lifetime of round-the-clock supervision and care, which can add up to millions of dollars in medical expenses. While the best treatments come at a high initial price, they are the best chance for a full or partial recovery and a reduced need for long-term care. In fact, the right treatment could even mean that you will be able to return to your career and, best of all, a full and normal life with your family again.

Living with TBI

The outward signs of TBI are not always clear and visible. Symptoms can be elusive, and most TBI survivors have good and bad days. This is confusing to victims and their loved ones. It can make it impossible to hold down a job, even when the good days are very good.

Radical personality changes, unexplainable emotional outbursts, and violent blackouts can be frightening for TBI survivors and those around them. It is even more frightening when a TBI has gone undiagnosed.

More than half of all TBI survivors will develop epilepsy, putting them at risk for more accidents and injuries.

TBI can also affect your memory and ability to concentrate. Some of these problems can be offset by learning coping skills. Many people get back to a normal way of life by implementing elaborate reminder systems.

No Brain Injury Is Mild

If you have been told that you suffered a “mild” brain injury, do not be misled. When the term “mild” is used, it is referring to the rating on the Glasgow Coma Scale. This scale measures the initial assault on the brain and tells you how long you were out. It has nothing to do with the severity of the long-term damage to your brain. Even a “mild” brain injury can have devastating long-term consequences.

If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury, please contact the experienced Chicago brain injury lawyers at Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd. We can help you and your family get on the road to recovery. Complimentary consultations are available!

Symptoms of Brain Injury

Brain injuries are commonly caused by car accidents, but any accident that involves head trauma needs to be brought to the attention of an experienced medical provider as soon as possible. A brain injury may exhibit symptoms immediately following an accident, though it is not uncommon for a victim of this injury to be unaware of damage for months, or even years.

If you sustain head trauma in an accident, no matter how mild it may seem, you need to seek a thorough medical evaluation. If you are diagnosed with a brain injury, you need a dedicated Chicago brain injury attorney on your side to help ensure you are provided the full compensation you deserve.

Identifying Brain Injury

Brain injuries may produce immediate symptoms including a loss of consciousness, uneven pupil dilation, and visible confusion. These symptoms are often diagnosed on the scene of an accident and demand immediate medical intervention.

Other immediate symptoms that can indicate serious injury include:

  • Vision or hearing disruptions
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Clear fluids draining from the nose or ears

Delayed symptoms of brain injuries include:

  • Cognitive difficulties
  • Memory or concentration problems
  • Excessive anger or violence
  • Increased anxiety
  • Unusual emotional outbursts, such as laughing or crying
  • Depression

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you need to contact a doctor immediately.

We are Here for You

Treating a brain injury is expensive, and full recovery is never guaranteed. The Chicago brain injury attorneys at Walner & Associates have decades of combined experience helping victims of this serious injury get the compensation needed to recover and live the best life possible. We would be happy to meet with you free of charge to discuss your case, assess your damages, and help you determine the most effective way to get the compensation you are due.

To schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced Chicago brain injury attorneys, please contact us online or call (312) 313-2888.

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  • Experience on Your Side

    Our family-run law firm has more than 75 years of experience standing up for the rights of injured people and families across Chicago.

  • Thousands of Clients Helped

    Our firm has helped over 10,000 clients get the justice they deserve since we opened our doors in 1961.

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    Our firm has recovered over $100 millions for our clients and is committed to maximizing your recovery.

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    We are committed to treating all clients with the dignity and respect they deserve, regardless of their potential case value.

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    Our team of more than 45 legal and medical professionals are dedicated to providing our clients with access to medical experts, treatment, and financial assistance.

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Real Stories From Real People
  • “Kristin was so knowledgeable and guided me step by step about my options and kept me in the loop about my case.”

    - Monica
  • “I chose Walner Law because they made me feel like a very important client and took consideration of my medical injury at the time.”

    - Denise
  • “This law firm was very responsive to my needs and very empathetic about my injury.”

    - Kyle