Caring Chicago Brain Injury Attorneys Protecting the Futures of Victims and Their Families
Helping personal injury claimants in Illinois who need long-term medical care
According to the Brain Injury Association of America, more than two and a half million people in the United States have some type of brain injury. Many brain injuries are caused by an accident that leads to a blow to the head. Many of these brain injury victims require help in doing daily activities, such as getting dressed or eating. Brain injuries can be temporary, but most are quite severe.
When a brain injury occurs, the victim often needs surgery and long-term medical care, which can include extensive rehabilitative attention so the person can relearn how to function. At Gainsberg Law, our Chicago brain injury lawyers help victims and their families get legal and economic justice. We seek to hold car owners, property owners, manufacturers, and anyone who caused the brain injury responsible for this type of catastrophic injury. We fight to make the wrongdoers pay for the huge medical bills, the long-term pain and suffering, and any income the victim may lose because he or she can no longer work.
Why brain injuries are so devastating
There are two types of brain injury – traumatic brain injury (TBI) and acquired brain injury (ABI). A TBI is due to some external force, a blow to the head that forces the brain to move about the skull. This movement damages the brain. Loss of oxygen to the brain can also be caused by a TBI. When loss of oxygen occurs, the victim can suffer permanent brain damage. An ABI is due to internal pressures such as a tumor or a neurological illness.
Brain injuries can also be:
- Temporary. The victim suffers headaches, memory problems, and nausea.
- Moderate. The patient’s symptoms last longer than a temporary brain injury. While many patients recover with a great amount of medical care and expense, about one in eight patients has problems even a year after a TBI.
- Severe. Patients who suffer a severe TBI have a lifetime of cognitive, physical, and emotional problems. Some, such as victims who are in a coma or a vegetative state, need around-the-clock care, possibly in a private expensive facility, for the rest of their lives.
Cognitive difficulties can include the inability to think, loss of memory, and disorientation. Physical problems can include speech impairments and possibly partial or total paralysis. TBI victims with emotional problems can suffer from anxiety, depression, mood swings, and many other behavioral issues.
Common causes of brain injuries
Some of the causes of brain injuries are:
- Vehicle accidents
- Slips and falls
- Product malfunction
- Sports-related injuries
- Acts of physical violence
When a TBI is caused by an accident or intentional use of force, our Chicago brain injury lawyers aggressively work to determine who caused the TBI, to show how it was caused, and to hold the wrongdoer responsible for the full range of physical and economic damages.
Speak with an experienced Chicago brain injury attorney today
At Gainsberg Law, we have the experience to prove a brain injury was the fault of some other person or business. We consult with medical professionals to prove that the TBI was caused by an accident and is not a condition that occurred internally. We also work to get medical reports that detail the full extent of medical care a loved one will need. Please call our compassionate lawyers at 312-313-1621 to discuss the needs of someone whose life has been altered or damaged because someone failed to act reasonably or responsibility. You can also complete our contact form to schedule a consultation.