Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is damage to the brain that occurs after birth and which is not hereditary, congenital or degenerative. It is an acquired brain injury that is caused by an external physical force that may produce a diminished or altered state of consciousness. In other words, it is injury caused by a large smack on the outside of head or a serious medical event inside the brain.

The Brain Injury Association of Illinois says most TBIs come from:

  • Vehicle crashes
  • Falls
  • Sports injuries
  • Violent acts
  • Medical events such as loss of oxygen to the brain, aneurysms, brain infection, tumors or stroke

TBI is a complex condition that can happen at any time and manifest itself in many ways. With advances in medical treatment and speedy treatment, many more TBIs are treatable, especially if they are not severe. However, more acute TBIs can be devastating for the victim and the victim’s family having to cope with such a life-altering event.

If you have suffered TBI yourself or are responsible for providing care to someone who has TBI, contact an Illinois accident lawyer for support. An attorney experienced in TBI cases can represent your interests to help ensure that you or your loved one receives the best care possible.

Attorneys can use their extensive knowledge and resources to build an insurance claim and/or lawsuit against those responsible for an accident causing your TBI by:

  • Investigating the facts related to the event that caused the injury
  • Using accident reconstruction experts and reputable medical experts to support your case
  • With the aid of experts in finance, establishing the true dollar value for your loss of current income and future earnings, plus your ongoing care

With the myriad of issues surrounding TBIs, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. Get a Chicago personal injury attorney on your side. There is too much at stake to risk going it alone.