Cahokia Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys
Skilled representation after head and brain injuries in Illinois
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can result from various incidents, including accidents, falls, sports injuries, or acts of violence, and they can manifest in a wide range of symptoms and long-term consequences. Our attorneys have a proven track record of advocating for TBI survivors, working diligently to secure the compensation necessary for ongoing medical care, rehabilitation, and support. We know that every TBI case is unique, and we approach each with the utmost dedication and sensitivity, ensuring that our clients' voices are heard and their rights protected.
Traumatic brain injuries are among the most life-altering and complex types of personal injuries, affecting not only the survivor but their entire support network. At Glisson Law, we recognize the profound impact a TBI can have on the lives of our clients and their families. With over 25 years of experience, we have achieved multi-million dollar settlements and results for our clients. For help, get in touch with us today.
How can we help?
- What is a traumatic brain injury?
- What are the different types of traumatic brain injuries?
- What are the symptoms of traumatic brain injuries?
- Who is responsible for my Cahokia traumatic brain injury?
- What is the value of my Cahokia traumatic brain injury claim?
- Do you have a traumatic brain injury attorney near me?
What is a traumatic brain injury?
The Mayo Clinic reports, “Traumatic brain injury usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. An object that goes through brain tissue, such as a bullet or shattered piece of skull, also can cause traumatic brain injury.”
The National Library of Medicine also states that 1.7 million Americans suffer a brain injury every year. And, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) state, “there were approximately 223,135 TBI-related hospitalizations in 2019 and 69,473 TBI-related deaths in 2021. This represents more than 611 TBI-related hospitalizations and 190 TBI-related deaths per day.”
What are the different types of traumatic brain injuries?
There are many different types of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), but they are generally classified into two main categories: open TBIs and closed TBIs.
- Open TBIs occur when there is a break in the skull, allowing the brain to come into contact with the outside environment. This can happen due to a gunshot wound, a fall, or a blow to the head from a blunt object.
- Closed TBIs occur when there is no break in the skull, but the brain is still injured due to a sudden impact or jolt. This can happen in car accidents, falls, or sports injuries.
Within these two main categories, there are many different types of TBIs, each with its own unique set of symptoms and consequences. Some of the most common types of TBIs include:
- Concussions. Concussions are the most common type of TBI. They are caused by a blow to the head that results in a temporary loss of brain function. Symptoms of a concussion can include headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and blurred vision.
- Diffuse axonal injury (DAI). DAI is a serious type of TBI that occurs when the brain is shaken or rotated violently. This can cause widespread damage to the brain's nerve fibers. Symptoms of DAI can include coma, seizures, and permanent disability.
- Subdural hematoma. A subdural hematoma is a collection of blood between the brain and the dura mater, the outermost layer of the meninges (the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord). Subdural hematomas are often caused by a blow to the head, but they can also be caused by falls or other injuries. Symptoms of a subdural hematoma can include headache, confusion, and difficulty walking.
- Epidural hematoma. An epidural hematoma is a collection of blood between the skull and the dura mater. Epidural hematomas are often caused by a blow to the head, but they can also be caused by falls or other injuries. Symptoms of an epidural hematoma can include headache, vomiting, and seizures.
- Contusion. A contusion is a bruise on the brain. Contusions can occur anywhere in the brain, but they are most common in the frontal and temporal lobes. Symptoms of a contusion can include headache, confusion, and difficulty speaking.
The severity of a TBI can vary depending on the type of injury, the force of the impact, and the age and overall health of the person who is injured. Some people with TBIs make a full recovery, while others may have lifelong disabilities.
What are the symptoms of traumatic brain injuries?
The symptoms of TBI vary depending on the part of the brain that was injured, as well as the severity of the injury. Common symptoms of TBI include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Memory problems
- Difficulty concentrating
- Slurred speech
- Trouble walking
- Vision problems
- Hearing problems
- Sleep problems
Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may not become apparent immediately, sometimes taking hours or even days to manifest. If there is a suspicion that you or someone you know has suffered a TBI, it's absolutely crucial to seek medical attention without delay. Prompt medical assessment and treatment can greatly maximize the chances of achieving a full recovery.
Who is responsible for my Cahokia traumatic brain injury?
Determining who is responsible for your traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be a complex process. It depends on the specific facts and circumstances of your case, such as how the injury occurred, who was at fault, and the laws of the state where the injury occurred.
In general, there are four main types of parties who may be held liable for a TBI:
- The person who caused the injury. This is the most common type of liability. If someone's negligence caused your TBI, they may be held liable for your damages. Negligence can include things like driving under the influence, speeding, or failing to yield the right of way.
- The owner of the property where the injury occurred. If you were injured on someone else's property, the property owner may be held liable for your damages if they were negligent in maintaining the property. For example, if you were injured in a fall due to a broken step, the property owner may be liable for your damages if they knew about the broken step and failed to fix it.
- The manufacturer of a product. If you were injured by a defective product, the manufacturer of the product may be held liable for your damages. For example, if you were injured by a car airbag that deployed prematurely (or not at all), the airbag manufacturer may be held liable for your damages.
- Your employer. If you were injured in a work-related accident, your employer may be held liable for your damages. You may file a workers’ compensation or personal injury claim, depending on the circumstances of your accident.
If you have experienced a TBI, it is important to speak to an attorney to discuss your legal rights and options. An attorney can help you determine who is responsible for your injury and can help you file a claim for damages.
What is the value of my Cahokia traumatic brain injury claim?
The value of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) claim can vary widely depending on the specific facts and circumstances of the case, such as the severity of the injury and the extent of the damages.
In general, the value of a TBI claim will include damages for:
- Medical expenses. This includes the cost of all medical treatment related to the injury, such as hospital bills, doctor's fees, and prescription drugs.
- Lost wages. This includes the amount of money you lost due to the injury, such as the wages you would have earned if you had not been injured.
- Pain and suffering. These are non-economic damages intended to compensate you for the physical and emotional pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of the injury.
- Disability. This is a non-economic damage that is intended to compensate you for the loss of your ability to work or enjoy life as you did before the injury.
- Property damage. This includes the cost of repairing or replacing any property that was damaged in the accident.
Do you have a traumatic brain injury attorney near me?
Glisson Law is located at 111 East Fourth Street, Suite 400, in Alton, IL. We’re only a block away from City Hall, and there is plenty of parking across the street. There’s also a bus stop right outside our office. Glisson Law conducts phone and video conferences when applicable, and makes home and hospital visits if you cannot travel to us.
Dedicated traumatic brain injury lawyers serving Cahokia, Illinois
Have you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. A TBI attorney from Glisson Law in Cahokia can help you understand your legal rights and options and fight for the justice you deserve. We are here to help you get the compensation you deserve and get your life back on track. To schedule a free consultation with an experienced lawyer, call or fill out our contact form today.