Chicago Personal Injury Attorney Helping Accident Victims with Traumatic Brain Injury
A serious brain injury can occur under many circumstances and can have wide-ranging effects on the life of the victim. Those who suffer from traumatic brain injuries are often left unable to care for themselves, requiring months or years of rehabilitation. Some traumatic brain injury victims may never return to full function, either physically or mentally. Take action immediately after an accident to preserve your potential claim for damages after a traumatic brain injury. From the Chicago area, call Homewood and Bridgeview injury accident lawyer John Fairman for a consultation on your case.
Traumatic brain injuries come in varying severity levels
Over 5 million US citizens are estimated to have been affected by a traumatic brain injury (or TBI). The most common example, and most mild form of TBI, is the concussion, which can occur in even low-speed car accidents. The most severe forms of TBI can cause the victim to be unable to move or speak, or even render them permanently unconscious. TBIs can often stem from:
- Serious car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Sports injuries
- Playground injuries
- Serious falls
- Workplace accidents
Symptoms of more severe forms of traumatic brain injury include:
- Severe mood swings and sudden changes in behavior from before the accident
- Difficulty with short- or long-term memory, or difficulty learning new information
- Proneness toward anger, frustration, or aggression with a “shorter fuse” than prior to the TBI
- Difficulty speaking or understanding the speech of others
- Inability to walk or perform basic personal grooming tasks
- Lack of muscular coordination
Seek representation you trust after an Illinois traumatic brain injury
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a traumatic brain injury in the Chicago area or throughout greater Illinois, you may have a claim for money damages to compensate you for the medical bills, pain and suffering, rehabilitation costs, in-home care expenses, and lost wages you’ve suffered as a result of this catastrophic injury. Homewood personal injury lawyer John Fairman has decades of experience fighting for compensation for accident victims. He has the legal experience and understanding of the science behind brain injury claims to provide the representation you want on your side when pursuing a claim for damages after a traumatic brain injury. As soon as possible after an accident, contact his offices, conveniently located in the Bridgeview and Homewood suburbs of Chicago, for a consultation on your claims.
Help is Available for Chicago Area Traumatic Brain Injury Accidents
Seek help immediately after you’re hurt in an Illinois car, truck, or motorcycle accident. Contact the Bridgeview law offices of John Fairman for a consultation at 708-960-4806, or call our Homewood office at 708-799-4848.