Common Causes of Brain Injuries

Common Causes of Brain Injury

Chicago Brain Injury Attorneys

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from a sudden impact, jolt, piercing, or blow to the brain that causes damage to the skull or brain tissue. TBI is often caused by:

  • Auto accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Medical malpractice, including birth injuries to babies
  • Sports injuries

For 65 years, the Illinois injury attorneys of the Phillips Law Offices has been helping all types of accident victims recover compensation for traumatic brain injury caused by the negligent or wrongful acts of another party.

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Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the cause and extent of the injury. Symptoms of TBI include:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Sleep pattern changes
  • Being dazed, confused or disoriented
  • Behavior or mood changes
  • Headache
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Memory or concentration problems
  • One dilated pupil
  • Dizziness or loss of balance
  • Restlessness or agitation
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Slurred speech
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Weakness or numbness in the extremities
  • Fatigue or drowsiness

Common types of brain injuries

Traumatic brain injury can result in all sorts of disabilities and health problems, some of which are treatable by emergency surgery, and some of which require long-term care. These include:

  • Hematomas
  • Coma or vegetative state
  • Concussion
  • Skull fractures
  • Loss of facial sensation
  • Seizures
  • Behavior or mental health problems
  • Infections
  • Impaired hand-eye coordination
  • Nerve damage and paralysis
  • Trouble with balance or dizziness
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Cognition problems, including thinking, memory, and reasoning
  • Communication problems
  • Sensory problems, including vision, hearing, touch, taste, or smell
  • Degenerative brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and dementia

How an Illinois injury attorney can help

Traumatic brain injury is a serious and costly injury, often requiring immediate emergency treatment to minimize the harm caused. Serious TBI may also require long term care and rehabilitation, including assistance from medical specialists, such as physical, cognitive, vocational, and psychological therapists, and medical aids such as wheelchairs.

Experienced and knowledgeable brain injury attorneys, like those at the Phillips Law Offices, can help TBI victims obtain full compensation by arguing for the costs of both immediate and long-term harm, including lost wages and future loss of earning capacity, medical costs and costs of long-term rehabilitation.

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If you are looking for qualified Chicago brain injury attorneys, the law firm of Phillips Law Offices in Chicago offers quality legal services to brain injury victims and their families throughout Illinois. Please call us at (312) 346-4262 or contact us online today for a free consultation about your case.