Brain Injuries Can Affect All Aspects Of Life

Any traumatic brain injury has the potential to affect a victim for the rest of his or her life. Aside from the fact that it may be impossible for a person to resume his or her career after the accident, there is a real possibility that just about every activity that the person used to enjoy may be affected by their injury.

At Rapier Law Firm, we understand just how much may depend on the outcome of this claim, and we can develop an aggressive legal strategy to help you pursue both compensation and justice. Though this is likely to be an incredibly difficult time for you and your family, know that you are not alone: our experienced team is ready to help. We are prepared to take on any brain injury claim, including cases involving:

  • Concussions: Concussions are caused by trauma to the head and can severely affect the way a victim's brain functions. Though the symptoms may be temporary, they may prevent an accident victim from returning to work until his or her symptoms subside.
  • Brain damage: The kind of impairment that brain damage can cause may necessitate prolonged medical care and rehabilitation for the rest of the accident victim's life. Even if the brain injury is not permanent, it is likely that accident victims will have to cope with at least some of the temporarily debilitating symptoms that are associated with brain damage, including severe headaches, memory impairment, confusion, and nausea.
  • Memory loss: Memory loss is a symptom that is commonly associated with traumatic brain injuries of just about every kind. In some cases, accident victims end up having difficulty remembering new experiences or learning new information long after the accident, if not for the rest of their life.
  • Seizures: Victims of traumatic brain injuries can be susceptible to seizures during the days and weeks that follow the accident, though it is possible for these incidents to occur as much as a year later. In most cases, the seizure will occur near the part of the brain that develops scar tissue as the result of the injury. When seizures do occur, they are usually isolated, though exceedingly dangerous, events. However, some people do suffer from repeated seizures — or epilepsy — that can continue to affect them for the rest of their lives.
  • Contusions: Accident victims who sustain serious brain contusions often spend a greater amount of time unconscious following their accident. In the most severe of circumstances, brain contusions can cause the brain to swell, which can cause the victim to sustain even further damage to the brain.
  • Hematomas: Subdural hematomas, or hematomas in the brain, can be caused by even relatively minor trauma in older adults, though it is more associated with the kind of severe trauma that victims sustain in car accidents. Subdural hematomas can be generally classified into three categories that designate the rate at which blood accumulates between the skull and the brain: acute, subacute, and chronic injuries. In each case, victims will need emergency medical attention to relieve pressure on the brain and to prevent permanent damage.

Consult A Lawyer About Your Case

If you or someone you love sustained a traumatic brain injury in an accident that was caused by someone else, please contact us to discuss what legal action you may be able to pursue against the responsible party. To speak with a dedicated, experienced attorney, please call us at 331-305-5229 today. Based in Naperville, we offer free consultations to all prospective clients and represent accident victims in the Chicago metro area, Illinois and nationwide.