Chicago Head Injury Lawyers
Representing Illinois Victims of Brain and Head Injuries
Brain and head injuries are among some of the most serious injuries that a person can sustain in a personal injury accident. Medical data and scientific studies show that even a seemingly minor head injury, like a concussion, can have significant lifelong consequences.
The Chicago head injury lawyers at Cary J. Wintroub & Associates are dedicated to helping the victims of personal injury accidents who have suffered a head or brain injury get the financial recovery that they deserve. With more than 30 years of experience representing clients in personal injury lawsuits, we have the experience and skill necessary to handle the complex legal and factual issues that are involved in a head injury claim.
Contact our office at (312) 726-1021 to schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated Illinois head injury lawyers.
Types of Head and Brain Injuries
Brain and head injuries can occur when a jolt to the head results in the disruption of the function of the brain. The severity of brain and head injuries can range from a mild concussion to coma or death. Even seemingly minor brain and head injuries can result in serious lifelong consequences. While often victims suffer minimal outward physical manifestations of a head or brain injury, they instead possess closed head injuries. As a result, many victims do not receive appropriate care and treatment for the disabilities that follow, including physical, cognitive, psychological, and social impairments. Head and brain injuries vary in terms of type and severity, but the following are some common types of head and brain injuries:
- Concussion – a concussion can occur when the head sustains trauma through impact or sudden movement, and a concussion can result in confusion, blurred vision, memory loss, nausea and, in some severe cases, unconsciousness. Repeated concussions have also been known to result in lifelong medical problems, such as dementia, depression, and even an increased stroke risk.
- Contusion – a contusion is a bruise on the side of the brain that can occur as a result of impact.
- Whiplash – whiplash is caused by a sudden back and forth movement of the head, which can stretch and damage the neck.
- Skull fractures
- Brain hemorrhages – bleeding on the brain
- Hypoxia – a lack of oxygen to the brain
- Secondary impact syndrome (SIS) – SIS can occur when a person sustains a second traumatic brain injury before he or she has healed from the first traumatic brain injury. SIS can result in massive swelling of the brain and, in some cases, can lead to loss of blood flow to the brain and death.
Common Causes of Head and Brain Injuries
Head and brain injuries can be caused by a variety of accidents, such as the following:
- Auto accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Bus accidents
- Train accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Aviation accidents
- Birth injuries
- Slips and falls
- Construction accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace accidents
- Sports injuries
Liability for Head and Brain Injuries
If you have suffered a brain or head injury, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, loss of normal life, pain and suffering, and other damages. Whatever the cause of your brain or head injury, the Chicago head injury lawyers at Cary J. Wintroub & Associates can help you get the financial recovery that you deserve. Contact our office at (312) 726-1021 to schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated Illinois head injury lawyers.
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