Did you know that motor vehicle accidents account for almost 15 percent of all traumatic brain injuries in the United States? Brain injuries typically occur when direct force from a collision jerks your head forward or backward. This sudden motion can cause your brain to strike against the hard skull. Head injuries can also result from whiplash, penetration or fracturing of the skull, and impact against the dashboard or windshield.
Unfortunately, car accident-related brain injuries have become a major cause of death and disability in adults and children. Possible side effects include:
In addition, Forbes Magazine recently named car crashes as a leading cause of fatal head trauma among teenagers. Out of more than 55,000 teenage drivers and passengers injured between 2009 and 2010, 30 percent of them suffered acute head injuries, concussions, skull fractions, and serious brain damage. Because making a full recovery from a brain injury can be extremely difficult or even unachievable, car accidents often inflict long-term damages upon victims and their families.
When you or your loved one suffers a serious brain injury after an Illinois car accident, you have the right to seek legal compensation. If a negligent driver caused your accident, you should not be held responsible for the damages. Through a personal injury claim or lawsuit, you can potentially recover damages for:
Our car accident attorneys serve clients throughout the Chicago area, including Aurora, Elgin, Hinsdale, Joliet, Naperville, and Waukegan. The experienced Illinois brain injury attorneys at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. can help you recover damages for a brain injury, and fight for the maximum compensation that you deserve. We have a successful track record of helping Illinois victims like you recover financially after a tragic accident. Find out more information today by contacting a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer at (312) 236-2900. We can schedule a free case assessment to discuss your legal options.