If you suffered a severe head injury because of someone else, contact a Chicago brain injury attorney who can help you seek the compensation you need to move forward with your life.
When an accident results in a traumatic brain injury, the victim can experience life-changing effects that are followed by increasing medical bills and worries about staying financially afloat. With an already difficult road to recovery ahead, the burdens of financial anxiety should be the furthest thing from your mind.
With the assistance of a Chicago brain injury lawyer at Lane & Lane, LLC, you will be able to focus your energy on recuperating while we work behind the scenes to investigate the cause of your injuries and determine the value of your claim. Leave the logistics of litigation to us; we take pride in prioritizing the needs of our clients.
What Causes Brain Injuries in Chicago?
Almost any type of accident can cause a brain injury. Some of the most commonly seen accidents in which injury victims are severely wounded are motor vehicle collisions, which include any crash involving a bus, tractor-trailer, bicyclist, pedestrian, car, or motorcyclist. The massive size of motor vehicles can cause tremendous physical harm to the body, including the head.
Other accidents that can produce serious head injuries include slip-and-fall accidents, defective products, injuries at the hand of a doctor or other medical professional leading to a medical malpractice claim, and construction and other work injuries.
No matter what type of accident has caused your injury, if the negligence of another party is responsible, you shouldn’t be stuck with the costs associated with your recovery. Your Chicago head injury attorney will conduct an in-depth investigation into the cause of your accident in order to establish who should be named as the liable party.
The Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury
With the diagnosis of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can come many symptoms and complications. Almost every aspect of your life can be affected by a TBI. Everything from dizziness, headaches, and vision loss to amnesia, problems with concentration and understanding, increased impulsivity, and a loss of coordination can all result from a severe brain injury.
In some of the more critical cases, patients may have to relearn how to do everyday tasks, such as feeding themselves, writing, speaking, or walking. Extensive physical and occupational therapy will be necessary to help these injury victims recover to the best of their ability. Sometimes, total recovery isn’t a possibility, and victims will be rendered permanently disabled and unable to provide for themselves.
Damages for Your Chicago Brain Injury
Due to the catastrophic nature of brain injuries, the costs of treating and recovering from them can be extensive. Once your Chicago brain injury claim lawyer is able to determine who is responsible for your injuries, we will be able to file your personal injury claim and include a request for full compensation to cover your losses.
Each TBI is different, but the damages brain injury victims experience are generally similar. Using the opinion of the professionals providing your treatment and care, we will examine the total impact your injuries have had on your life, including the following possibilities:
- Hospital bills
- Medical equipment
- Adjustments to your home to accommodate medical equipment
- Costs of prescription medications
- Home healthcare
- Transportation to and from doctor visits
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Loss of income
- Lost future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of companionship and love
In addition to the above items, we will include any other areas in which your injuries have influenced or will influence your life. In some cases, in which the liable people or organizations have been egregiously negligent or malicious leading up to the cause of the accident, we may be able to seek punitive damages, which can significantly increase your awarded amount.
Chicago Brain Injury FAQ
Pushing the at-fault party to compensate you when you’re already suffering a concussion can be difficult. We’re here to give our clients the answers they need for a successful lawsuit. If you’ve suffered through a brain injury, check out the following FAQ, then reach out for guidance on your lawsuit.
How Long Does It Take for a Brain Injury to Heal?
Damage to the brain can take months or years to heal. In some cases, brain damage can even be permanent. The effects may range from frequent headaches to effects that make it impossible to leave independently.
Because of this, the answer can vary. Your yearly or more frequent doctor visits can help you monitor your progress and the medical costs for a concussion or other head trauma.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim in Illinois?
If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury, you may need to act fast to get compensated. You only have two years to file for compensation. If you don’t file your Illinois lawsuit in a timely manner, you may lose your chance to be compensated.
Can I Still Sue If I’m Partly at Fault for My Brain Injury?
Even if someone caused your brain injury, comparative negligence can still impact your case. If you contributed to the accident that resulted in your brain injury, your compensation may be reduced by that amount. Talk to our lawyers about protecting your case and building the right defense for you.
How Much Is My Brain Injury Lawsuit Worth?
When you’ve suffered through a serious injury, the at-fault party should compensate you for all the damages you were put through. But those damages can be difficult to calculate without the right tools, and they can vary between clients. Not sure what your brain injury lawsuit is worth? Our personal injury lawyers can help when the at-fault party won’t compensate you fairly.
What If I Can’t Afford a Lawyer?
Personal injury lawyers typically work through contingency fees. Before you sign anything during your consultation, our lawyers will determine your fee, which will be a portion of your settlement. Once your personal injury claim is settled, you’ll pay your lawyer that portion of your settlement. That prevents any out-of-pocket costs for you.
Contact a Chicago Brain Injury Attorney
If you have been involved in an accident that resulted in a severe brain injury and aren’t sure where to turn to obtain the compensation you need, you have legal options. To learn more about your options, contact a lawyer at Lane & Lane, LLC.
Our attorneys are well-versed in injury law and have the experience you need to secure maximum compensation so you can spend your time healing without added concern. Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with a Chicago brain injury lawyer today by giving us a call at 312-332-1400 or filling out the online contact form at the bottom of this page.