Chicago, IL Traumatic Brain Injury And Lawsuits
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), traumatic brain injury is a significant problem across the nation. About 1.7 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury every year. Of the people who are injured, 52,000 die, 275,000 are hospitalized, and 1.365 million people are treated at the emergency room and released. (These statistics are sourced from this CDC Fact Sheet. )
Why You Should Care
You should be concerned about traumatic brain injuries because they can happen easily from any number of causes, such as an automobile wreck, a fall, a workplace accident, or non-contact sports, like bicycling. All that is required is a bump or a blow to the head, although a penetrating head injury, such as one from a bullet, qualifies as well.
Obviously, some people experience a bump to the head or a mild concussion and they recover completely. This may have happened to you or someone you know, maybe more than once. Unfortunately, not all traumatic brain injuries are so innocuous.
A person can suffer a closed head injury that is serious, but he or she might not experience any immediate, obvious signs that something is wrong. Sometimes the symptoms that signal a serious problem may not show up for days or even weeks.
A severe traumatic brain injury, whether it is obvious, like an open head injury, or hidden, like a closed head injury that presents no immediate symptoms, can radically alter a person’s life. It can kill that person, or maybe it will change their personality, impair their thinking, or leave them with other lifelong, disabling damage. This is why you should seek immediate medical assistance if you think that you or someone you know has suffered a traumatic brain injury, no matter how mild it may seem at the time.
Why You Should Consult a Brain Injury Lawyer
There are many times when a traumatic brain injury results from an accident, assault, or other misdeed caused by someone else or even something else. No matter what the cause, often a person or an organization can be held responsible in court and be made to pay damages to the injured person.
Pursuing a brain injury case is often an intricate, complicated matter. So, it is necessary to find a qualified traumatic brain injury lawyer to make sure the case is handled properly and the injured person is properly compensated for his or her suffering.
The Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates, P.C. has over 20 years of experience in the field of personal injury law. We employ qualified, thorough brain injury lawyers who will aggressively pursue your case to get you the recovery you deserve.
We are a local Chicago firm that is committed to ensuring that those who cause traumatic brain injuries are held accountable for what they have done. If you think that you or someone you know has suffered a traumatic brain injury, please contact our office by phone or email for a free consultation.