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Traumatic Brain Injury

Chicago Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

Chicago Burn Injury LawyersPeople may suffer from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of a number of different situations including car accidents, slip and fall accidents, construction accidents, and other kinds of serious accidents. TBI’s can have a devastating impact on the victim’s life and can render a person unable to work or unable to function normally in his or her daily life. A TBI may also require extensive and ongoing medical treatment.

At Drake & Collopy, PC, we understand the enormous impact a TBI can have on your life. If another person’s negligence or wrongful conduct caused you to suffer from a traumatic brain injury, we are here to help. Our experienced attorneys will help you navigate the many challenges that TBI victims face while giving you the peace of mind that your legal case is in good hands. As a client, you will have a team of experienced injury attorneys working diligently and aggressively on your behalf. Our ultimate goal is to secure the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries and your future. The first step is to get in touch with us to discuss your situation.

Traumatic Brain Injury Basics

Most often traumatic brain injuries are caused by one of the following circumstances:

  • The head is struck by an object or strikes an object

  • The head suffers a violent, sudden shaking or jolt

  • The skull is pierced by a penetrating blow

Trauma to your brain can impact its structure and prevent it from functioning normally. Some of the ways that TBIs can affect a victim include:

  • Memory loss and/or diminished ability to reason

  • Diminished senses (vision, smell, taste, or touch)

  • Diminished communication skills

  • Diminished ability to control emotions

Some people are able to recover from a TBI and return to their normal lives. Others, however, may suffer permanent injuries, may require assistance with basic living tasks, and may need long-term care and treatment.

Who Can Be Liable for a TBI?

If you suffered a brain injury because of someone else’s negligence or wrongful conduct, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses. Some of the following parties may be held liable for TBIs:

  • Motor vehicle drivers: If you sustain a TBI as a result of a motor vehicle accident, the at-fault driver or drivers may be found liable for your injuries and damages.

  • Property owners or business owners: If you sustain a TBI as a result of a hazardous condition on another person’s property or business, or as a result of a foreseeable criminal attack, the owner of the property or business may be held liable.

  • General contractors or subcontractors: If you sustain a TBI in a construction site accident due to the negligence of a general contractor or subcontractor, one or both may be held liable.

  • Employers: If you sustain a TBI while on the job, your employer may be responsible to provide you with workers’ compensation benefits.

  • Medical professionals: In some situations, cases of medical malpractice can cause internal bleeding or a lack of oxygen that results in brain damage.

  • Manufacturers: Product manufacturers may be to blame for TBIs caused by manufacturing- or design-related defects in their products.

How Our Team Will Work to Prove Your Traumatic Brain Injury Claim in Chicago

To establish liability in your case, we will gather evidence to prove the other party acted with negligence or recklessness and that their actions or inactions caused your injuries and losses.

Our team will work to establish the four elements of negligence that are required for any successful personal injury claim. This includes:

  • The at-fault party had a duty to avoid causing you harm or to prevent it

  • The at-fault party breached that duty

  • The breach by the at-fault party proximately caused your injury

  • You suffered damages and losses because of the breach

Reports and Testimony from Expert Witnesses

In many cases involving traumatic brain injuries, expert witnesses are necessary to establish the nature and extent of your injuries. We can secure the expert witnesses needed to support your case to ensure you recover full and fair compensation. These may include medical experts, engineers, accident reconstructionists, vocational experts, economics experts, and life care planners.

Types of Damages You Can Recover in Your Traumatic Brain Injury Claim

Our experienced traumatic brain injury attorneys will aggressively pursue the maximum financial recovery in your case. Some of the damages that we may recover in your case include:

  • Medical expenses: the cost of all related, reasonable, and necessary medical care, services, and treatment you receive and that you will require in the future.

  • Pain and suffering: compensation for the pain you experienced because of the accident and injuries and any future pain and discomfort caused by a permanent condition.

  • Lost income: compensation for all lost past and future profits or earnings. This also accounts for commissions, bonuses, fringe benefits, and other types of income you would have received if the injury did not occur.

  • Loss of a normal life: if you are rendered disabled due to the accident and injury, you can recover compensation for being unable to participate in your normal life activities.

  • Emotional distress: compensation for anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other mental health conditions related to the accident and injury.

  • Loss of consortium of spouse: compensation to a spouse who has lost the services, companionship, or intimacy of the injury victim because of the spouse’s injuries.

  • Punitive damages: damages designed to punish someone for reckless or egregious misconduct.

Why Hire Our Chicago Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys for Assistance?

At Drake & Collopy, P.C., we understand the enormous impact a TBI can have on your life. Our team of experienced traumatic brain injury attorneys is dedicated to helping you recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses. If you have sustained a TBI due to someone else’s neglect or wrongful conduct, we encourage you to reach out to us today. Our team will review your case and get started on building a strong case right away. We are your partner in recovery and will fight aggressively on your behalf.

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