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Joliet Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

Attorney for Traumatic Brain Injuries in Will County

A traumatic brain injury can be a life-changing event. It is classified as a catastrophic injury. Suffering a traumatic brain injury is likely to drastically change your abilities and lifestyle. Many who sustain a TBI will never be able to return to work, or they may need to take a different, lower-paid position to match their altered abilities. Long-term hospitalization and prolonged stays in rehabilitation facilities are common in these situations. Some people will no longer be able to live independently, and they may need to move into a long-term care facility or hire home health aids to assist with the activities of daily living. TBIs are often sustained in serious motor vehicle accidents, like commercial truck accidents or when a pedestrian is hit by a car. They may also occur at work, particularly in high-risk occupations like construction.

Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol LLC understands the devastating impact a traumatic brain injury can have on a person's life. We will do everything in our power to ensure that you will be able to recover all the compensation you need to cover every expense and loss related to the injury. Whether you are pursuing compensation through workers' compensation or car accident litigation, our attorneys will do everything in our power to win you the highest possible amount of compensation.

Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries generally result from a severe impact to the head. Common types of accidents that cause TBIs include:

  • Workplace accidents - If you work in a high-risk occupation, such as factory work, you are more likely to sustain a TBI while on the job. In this case, you will generally need to pursue compensation through workers' compensation.
  • Motor vehicle accidents - Car accidents and truck accidents are common causes of TBIs. The forces involved in these collisions can cause brain injuries even if a person does not sustain a direct blow to the head. Back and spinal cord injuries are also common in these types of collisions.
  • Motorcycle accidents - Even when the rider is wearing a helmet, they may sustain a head injury when thrown from their bike.
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents - When a pedestrian or bicyclist is hit by a car, they have little to no protection against the impact, and they may strike their head on the vehicle, the ground, or other objects.
  • Slip and fall - When a person falls down after slipping or tripping, they may land directly on their back, causing the back of their head to slam against the hard floor with force.

Our attorneys will do all we can to help you achieve a full financial recovery from those who were responsible for your injuries, regardless of the reasons your accident may have happened.

Understanding the Cost of a Traumatic Brain Injury

In many personal injury cases, the plaintiff needs only acute care for an injury such as a broken bone. With TBIs, the financial consequences can be much more far-reaching. You may need long-term care due to a compromised ability to perform the normal activities of daily living, like cooking and bathing. You may also find that you will not be able to return to work, or you may be required to take a lower-paid position.

Fortunately, you can be compensated for both future medical care and future - even lifetime - lost wages. These are often the two largest categories of compensation needed in TBI cases. You may also be eligible to recover compensation for noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment in life.

We will carefully calculate all of your damages so that we can fight for you to receive every dollar you are legally entitled to.

Contact a Joliet Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

If you have suffered a TBI in an accident, Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol LLC will do everything we can to see you fully compensated. We work on contingency fees, so you do not need to pay us unless we recover compensation for you. To begin with a no-cost, no-obligation consultation, please contact us at 815-730-1977. We serve clients throughout Will County in Joliet and Naperville.

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