Chicago Brain Injury Attorneys
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 may be 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 Walner Law® can help you get the compensation you need and deserve.
Proving Evidence in a TBI Case
Traumatic brain injuries don’t always show up on standard medical tests. However, breakthroughs in medical technology have allowed doctors to detect and treat previously undetectable TBIs. This also means that a TBI can be proved in court, meaning brain injury victims are able to get the compensation they deserve to cover the treatment they need for a full recovery. However, you need a qualified attorney on your side with experience in litigating brain injury cases.
Medical Expenses and Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery
Some TBI survivors require round-the-clock supervision and care, costing them and their families hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical expenses. These pricy treatments are the best chance for a partial or full recovery, and a reduced need for long-term care. With our experienced attorneys, we’ll work hard to help get you the medical attention you deserve and spare you from significant expenses related to this type of brain injury. Whether it’s a mild TBI or severe, we want to get you and your family back to a comfortable situation.
Living with a 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. Radical personality changes and unexplainable emotional outbursts can be triggered by a severe traumatic brain injury that makes it difficult for victims to maintain employment or associate with others. This strain carries over to family members, especially when a TBI has gone undiagnosed.
More than half of all TBI survivors have also suffered from epilepsy, a neurological disorder commonly associated with seizures. The uncertainty of a seizure puts TBI victims at risk of more accidents and injuries. Other survivors have found that their memory and motor skills were impacted by their brain injury. Some victims are able to offset by learning coping skills, while others are able to rebuild towards normal functions of life.
No Brain Injury Is Mild
If you have been told that you suffered a “mild” brain injury, don’t shrug that off. 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 rendered unconscious. The term “mild” is not a way of determining severity in terms of long-term brain damage. Long-term consequences vary by each TBI case.
If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury, please contact the experienced Chicago brain injury lawyers at Walner Law®. We can help you and your family get on the road to recovery, starting with a free consultation.
Symptoms of Brain Injury
Brain injuries are commonly caused by accidents involving some form of head trauma. This can be a car accident, workplace accident, or just about any incident in between. Such accidents require immediate medical attention. Some brain injury victims exhibit symptoms immediately after the accident. Others may not experience any signs of trauma for days, months, and even years at a time. This could require a deeper examination to spot blood clots, fractures, or other injuries linked to brain trauma.
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 to cover what could be significant compensation to cover a list of medical expenses and more.
Identifying a Brain Injury
Brain injuries may produce immediate symptoms often diagnosed on the scene of an accident and demand immediate medical intervention.
These immediate symptoms of a serious personal injury include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Vision or hearing disruptions
- Dilated pupils
- 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
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you must contact a doctor immediately.
How Our Legal Team Can Help with Financial Recovery
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 these serious injuries get fair compensation to take care of outstanding expenses, and help TBI victims and their family members enjoy some comfort during this difficult time.
Our team would be happy to meet with you free of charge to discuss your brain injury case, assess your damages, and help you determine the most effective way to get the maximum compensation you are due.