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Pursuing Accident Compensation After a Traumatic Brain Injury

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Lake County Brain Injury Lawyer

An average of 153 Americans dies each day due to traumatic brain injuries. Brain trauma is defined as a blow to the head that interrupts normal brain function. The most common traumatic brain injuries are minor concussions, yet if left untreated, even the most minor injuries to the brain can lead to life-changing health problems. If you or a loved one suffer a traumatic brain injury in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, contact an experienced injury attorney as soon as possible.

Common Brain Injuries 

In a recent 12-month measurement, approximately 2.8 million Americans were hospitalized due to brain trauma. The most common form of brain injury is a concussion. Concussions are common in car accidents and symptoms can range from minor headaches to chronic migraines, blurred vision, and declination of motor skills. More serious brain injuries include hematomas (clotting of blood in the brain) and hemorrhaging (bleeding in the outer space of the skull). A hematoma or a hemorrhage can result in substantial brain damage and even death. 

Brain Trauma Causes

In many cases, traumatic brain injuries are caused by the negligence of another party. This includes injuries caused by falls in the workplace due to unsafe working conditions, or those sustained while at a place of business because of an improperly maintained surface. 

Motor vehicle collisions are also a leading cause of brain trauma. In a 12-month study, car accidents ranked as the third-leading cause of traumatic brain injury, accounting for an estimated 19 percent. Reckless driving habits such as speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and distracted driving are common causes of car accidents. 

Contact a Waukegan Brain Injury Lawyer 

No family should be financially impacted by the reckless actions of another driver. With decades of legal experience in Illinois, our team is here to help you recover from a serious injury. Brain injuries can severely impact your life for extended periods of time. Whether you were hurt in a car crash or an accident at work, it is important to discuss your options with an experienced legal team. To schedule a free consultation with an adept Lake County personal injury attorney, call our team today at 847-662-3303.

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/get_the_facts.html

https://www.healthline.com/health/head-injury#causes

 

 

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