Brain injuries are among the most devastating and traumatizing of all injuries that an individual can experience. Regardless of how they are caused, whether through a traffic accident, sporting event, fall, an assault, or other occurrence, these injuries can completely alter one’s life and future in countless ways. They commonly result in exorbitant medical expenses, pain and suffering, the inability to support oneself financially, and a long route to rehabilitation. For those who suffer the most severe brain injuries, their lives and futures will never be the same. These injuries often cause permanent disability.
In the wake of a brain injury, you or your family may have many questions concerning your legal rights and how best to pursue them. At The Rooth Law Firm, we can give you answers to those questions and take up the legal burden on your behalf in a personal injury case. Where someone else has caused or contributed to your injuries, you are protected under the law. You have the right to pursue a claim seeking compensation for your losses and damages. This can be a complicated task, especially in light of how your injuries may go on to affect you in the future and throughout your life. That is why we recommend you call us to learn how we can help.
Connect with The Rooth Law Firm at (847) 869-9100 or through our online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case.
Brain Injury Cases in Illinois
Brain injuries are generally caused by some type of trauma to the head. That blow to the head does not have to penetrate the skull to cause damage. However, if it does, it is likely to end up being a more severe injury that otherwise. Either way, loss of brain function can occur that can be temporary or permanent. Other effects can include the loss of brain cells, swelling of brain tissue, bleeding, bruising, other tissue damage, and, in the most severe cases, a brain injury can lead to death.
Brain injuries can cause a wide range of symptoms and disabilities ranging from cognitive problems to speech, visual, muscular, and behavioral complications. These can include but are not limited to:
- Memory loss
- Loss of consciousness
- Mental confusion
- Blurred vision
- Extreme emotions/mood swings
- Dizziness and blackouts
- Slurred speech, difficulty forming words
- Persistent headaches
- Learning disabilities
- Nerve injury
- Difficulties concentrating, thinking, or understanding
- Problems sleeping
In the wake of any brain injury, immediate medical attention is needed. This is vitally important to reduce complications that can arise and to increase recovery rate. Medical personnel will need to determine the extent of your injuries and how best to treat it on an emergency basis and in the long run.
Making a Brain Injury Claim
Following any accident causing a brain injury, you will need a knowledgeable law firm in your corner as soon as possible. Your accident and it causes will need to be thoroughly investigated and the evidence preserved. Your claim will be based on the fact that the other party owed you a duty of care that was breached and, due to that breach, you suffered damages. At The Rooth Law Firm, we can take all these actions on for you, including quantifying all damages and all future damages you may sustain in terms of medical treatments, out-of-pocket expenses, loss of wages or income, and more.
Our firm will work vigorously to help you obtain all of the compensation you will need to handle any temporary or permanent disabilities that may affect you for life. We are passionate about aggressively standing up for our clients in pursuing maximum compensation.
Contact us at (847) 869-9100 to make arrangements to discuss your case with our attorney today.