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Helping You Through the Aftermath of Brain Injury
The brain is one of the most important organs in the human body. As such, brain injuries are some of the most serious you can sustain. Many people who suffer a brain injury are left with permanent disabilities that affect their cognition, sensory processing, communication, and mental or behavioral health.
When a brain injury is not your fault, you should not have to cope with these serious consequences alone. That’s where Joel E. Brown, Attorney at Law comes into play. We help hold the at-fault party accountable for your accident and the damages you are facing as a result.
Call us at (309) 271-1118 today to find out what we can do for you.
What Causes Brain Injuries?
Most brain injuries are known as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) because they occur when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. The most common causes of traumatic brain injuries are falls and motor vehicle accidents.
Other causes of TBI include:
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian crashes
- Sports injuries
- Workplace accidents
- Commercial vehicle accidents
- Violence (intentional torts)
- Defective products
- And more
Traumatic brain injuries can occur with any type of head injury. They can be closed – from a blow, bump, or jolt to the head – or penetrating – when an object or bone fragment pierces the skull.
Brain injuries also vary in severity, but even the mildest TBI can have serious consequences.
If you have been harmed, our Peoria brain injury lawyer can help.
What Are the Symptoms of a Brain Injury?
The symptoms of your TBI will depend on the extent of the damage to your brain.
Symptoms of a mild TBI include:
- A brief loss of consciousness (in some cases)
- Fatigue or lethargy
- Blurred vision or tired eyes
- Bad taste in the mouth
- Ringing in the ears
- Behavioral or mood changes
- A change in sleep patterns
- Trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking
People with moderate or severe TBIs typically exhibit the symptoms above, as well as:
- Increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation
- Nausea or vomiting
- A lasting or worsening headache
- Dilated pupils
- Slurred speech
- Loss of coordination
- Weakness or numbness in arms and legs
- Convulsions or seizures
- Not being able to wake up from sleep
In some cases, traumatic brain injuries can lead to stupor (an unresponsive state where an individual can be aroused by strong stimulus), coma, and vegetative states.
As you can see, the symptoms of a TBI can be serious. Even concussions, which are considered mild TBIs, can be dangerous. Once you get a concussion, you are more vulnerable to future brain injuries, and multiple concussions can be fatal.
When you or a loved one has their life interrupted by the consequences of a TBI, Joel E. Brown, Attorney at Law is here for you.
How Does Filing a Lawsuit Help?
After emergency intervention, little can be done to reverse brain damage. While some damage can be mitigated by surgery, many people suffer permanent disabilities as the result of a TBI.
Filing a lawsuit will not change what happened, nor cure your brain damage, but it can help you adapt to your injury and secure your future. People with brain injuries may need special services and long-term care, and a successful settlement or verdict can help.
Damages from a catastrophic injury case can account for:
- Emergency treatment
- Past, present, and future medical bills
- Rehabilitative care
- Assistive care and devices
- Missed work
- Changes to your earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- And more
When you choose Joel E. Brown, Attorney at Law, we will help you pursue maximum compensation.
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If you’re ready to fight for your future, our firm can help. Attorney Joel E. Brown has 25 years of experience handling injury cases just like yours, and our firm provides clients with focused attention and personalized representation.
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