traumatic brain injury lawyerNavigating life after experiencing a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be both frightening and frustrating. You may be left wondering how to pay for treatment or rehabilitation and where you can find help filing a personal injury claim. Experiencing a TBI could significantly impact your, or a loved one’s, life, and it is important to reach out to a skilled attorney to help you determine if you are entitled to monetary compensation. 

Causes of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Car accidents, a slip-and-fall accident or an act of violence can all lead to a TBI. Due to the severity of this type of brain or spinal cord injury, it is critical that those affected look for dangerous complications that can occur. Symptoms to watch out for include:

  • Loss of consciousness 

  • Debilitating headaches

  • Seizures 

  • Nausea 

  • Confusion

  • Agitation

  • Slurred speech

If you or a loved one has recently been in an accident and are experiencing some of these symptoms, a TBI may have occurred. While these injuries can range from moderate to severe, it is critical to seek medical help. If you plan to file a personal injury claim, maintain all of the medical documentation as this will be crucial evidence in your case.

Seeking Compensation after a TBI

Many injuries resulting in a TBI stem from negligent parties that can be held liable through a civil legal action. Slip-and-fall accidents may have been caused by a negligent property owner, or a TBI resulting from a car accident may leave the at-fault driver liable for the resulting injuries. If you have sustained a TBI and believe that another party was responsible, you may be able to receive financial compensation. 

A skilled personal injury attorney can help you estimate the damages that resulted from the TBI. These damages can include lost wages from being unable to work, permanent cognitive damage, sustained pain and suffering from the injury, inability to provide for family members, medical bills and more. Many personal injury attorneys are experienced in determining the compensation you may be entitled to by analyzing the damages from a TBI. Personal injury attorneys can explain to you where you are in the process of filing a personal injury claim and gather evidence to represent you in your case. Many times, an attorney can negotiate a settlement for your case or assist you through trial to ensure you receive compensation. However, the amount of time you have to file for a claim is limited. In the state of Illinois, there is a two-year limit to file. If you are looking to file a personal injury claim, it is critical to contact an attorney as soon as possible.

Contact a Wheaton Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI and are looking to file for a personal injury claim, contact Law Offices of David W. Clark, P.C. for a free consultation at 630-665-5678. The DuPage County traumatic brain injury attorneys at Law Offices of David W. Clark, P.C. may be able to provide you with financial compensation.

 

Sources:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/traumatic-brain-injury/symptoms-causes/syc-20378557

https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=1568&ChapterID=35 

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David Clark

David W. Clark is the founder and owner of the Law Offices of David W. Clark, P.C., in Wheaton, Illinois. As a sole practitioner in the firm, Mr. Clark has extensive knowledge in the areas of personal injury, workers’ compensation, and limited scope…

David W. Clark is the founder and owner of the Law Offices of David W. Clark, P.C., in Wheaton, Illinois. As a sole practitioner in the firm, Mr. Clark has extensive knowledge in the areas of personal injury, workers’ compensation, and limited scope representation/pro se help. With more than 20 years of legal experience devoted to personal injury law and those who have been injured in the workplace, Mr. Clark is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Illinois, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.