A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a serious, and debilitating injury resulting from a trauma to the head. Often resulting from slips and falls, automobile, motorcycle, and trucking accidents. If one suffers a fractured skull, a brain bleed, or a coma due to an impact to the head, it is obvious one has suffered a TBI.
At The Law Offices of Michael J. Brennan, our traumatic brain injury lawyers in Chicago, have over 35 years of collective legal experience in helping clients obtain fair compensation.
TBIs are not always easy to diagnose. One can also suffer a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), usually in the form of a concussion, which despite its name, should be taken as seriously as a severe TBI. It is important to take these seriously because if left untreated or ignored, the injury could get worse and symptoms can intensify over time.
Keep in mind that about 1.7 Million Americans are afflicted by a traumatic brain injury each year and over 70,000 experience a long-term disability as a result.
A common myth surrounding TBI’s is that one must receive a blow to the head or be knocked unconscious in order to suffer an injury to the brain. However, a recent study done by Ezriel Kornel, M.D., F.A.C.S., and Michael Freeman, Ph.D, found that whiplash, often experienced in automobile and motorcycle accidents, caused brain injury in over 20 percent of cases presented in the study. The brain injury often found in the study manifests as a hernia in the brain known as a Chiari Malformation, in which the bottom part of the brain protrudes through the base of the skull.
A diagnosis of TBI is can occur when one or more of the following conditions appear after an injury to the brain:
The symptoms of a TBI can be grouped into three categories:
The recovery of many traumatic brain injury victims may be favorable but that unfortunately does not hold true for everyone. Some take longer than others to recover, while a minority of individuals, simply do not get better.
At The Law Offices of Michael J. Brennan, our Chicago traumatic brain injury lawyers, can help victims secure the fair compensation to which they are entitled. If you have suffered a severer brain trauma, you may be eligible to receive compensation for:
If you are a brain injury victim and are seeking a skilled TBI attorney, look no further than the Law Offices of Michael J. Brennan. With over 35 years of legal experience, our brain injury lawyers have successfully recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. Representing victims throughout Chicago, our attorneys serve each of our TBI and mTBI clients with dedicated and effective representation, and a high level of personalized attention.
In the event of possible head trauma, one is often rushed to the nearest emergency room. Hopefully the emergency room doctor runs all the standard procedures and tests in place to diagnose a TBI. Even so, MRIs and CT scans will not always provide the conclusive evidence needed to confidently diagnose a TBI.
As Chicago traumatic brain injury attorneys, we are up to date on the best technologies and tests for TBIs available in Illinois, and will ensure that you receive the proper care and treatment when dealing with TBI.
The lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael J. Brennan consistently deal with insurance adjusters, Illinois insurance defense lawyers, and even physicians who are unfamiliar with TBI and the relationship between a potential closed head injury and whiplash. Many practitioners are mistakenly under the assumption that the head must strike an object to cause trauma to the brain. It is essential to retain an Illinois injury law attorney who is not only familiar with TBIs but also the latest science in this rapidly evolving area of medicine.
When your future is on the line, you need to know that you are working with an attorney who has the experience and tenacity to win your case in trial if it ever comes to that. You can be confident when choosing my Cook County law firm, the Law Offices of Michael J. Brennan, you are working with someone who has 35 years of trial-tested experience, I am well prepared to help you stand up for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.