Chicago Head Injury Attorney
Your head contains one of your most critical organs: your brain. When you suffer a head injury, you can suffer a traumatic brain injury that can potentially result in permanent brain damage. Any time you are involved in an accident, seek medical attention as soon as possible to have any injuries you sustained diagnosed. Do this regardless of how injured you feel – sometimes, brain injuries have no physical symptoms, which makes it easy for them to go overlooked and untreated. Any time the head suffers a blow, the brain can be injured.
Symptoms of a Head Injury
Brain injuries are sometimes known as “invisible injuries” because of their lack of physical symptoms. Although some brain injuries are immediately obvious to the victim and others, such as injuries where the victim’s skull is penetrated and those where he or she loses consciousness for a prolonged period, others have seemingly minor symptoms like:
- Persistent headache;
- Slurred speech;
- Sensory difficulties;
- Difficulty sleeping; and
- Changes in the victim’s behavior and attitude.
Sometimes, these symptoms appear immediately after an accident. In other cases, they appear days or even weeks after the victim initially suffers an injury.
Long-term Complications of a Head Injury
Traumatic brain injuries can have long-term, even permanent complications. These complications include:
- Fluid buildup in the brain, which can cause pressure and swelling in the brain;
- Chronic headaches;
- Infections due to the skull fractures that make it possible for bacteria to enter the brain;
- Memory loss;
- Difficult recognizing objects;
- Loss of motor control;
- Loss of nerve sensitivity;
- Altered behavior;
- Anxiety; and
- An increased risk of developing degenerative brain diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
Seeking Compensation for your Head Injury Damages
When you suffer economic damages because of a brain injury, you may seek compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. A personal injury settlement may compensate the following:
- Your lost wages;
- Your medical expense; and
- Your pain and suffering damages.
Your lawyer can work with you to pursue your claim by negotiating with the negligent party’s insurance provider on your behalf and making effective use of the available evidence to support your claim, like photographs of the accident. The compensation you receive can cover more than just your immediate expenses, it can be used to cover your long-term economic damages like your inability to earn a living due to your brain damage or physical disability.
Work with an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
Contact our team of experienced personal injury lawyers at Michael T. Friedman & Associates PC today to set up your free consultation with us. During your consultation, we will examine your case in detail to determine the most effective way for you to proceed with your personal injury claim. You have the right to seek compensation for your damages, and we can work hard on your behalf to seek them.