Suffering a serious injury in an Illinois car accident is a scary prospect, and an unfortunate reality for many. One of the most severe types of accident injuries are traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs. Around 50,000 people each year suffer fatal TBIs, and an additional 90,000 experience permanent disability. Car accidents are one of the leading causes of TBIs.
Timely diagnosis and treatment is an important part of mitigating the damage of a traumatic brain injury. Without a diagnosis, sufferers are prone to reinjuring the already overwhelmed brain tissue, which can greatly exacerbate the reach, effects, and complications of brain damage. If you’ve been in an Illinois car accident, it’s important to talk to a medical professional as soon as possible to assess a potential injury.
Brain damage can result from a closed head injury. That means you could have a serious or even fatal injury even without any visible wounds. There are many different symptoms, both physical and cognitive, that could indicate the existence of a TBI, including:
If you’ve suffered a brain injury in a car accident, contact a brain injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case. Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. is ready to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Our car accident attorneys serve clients throughout the Chicago area, including Aurora, Elgin, Hinsdale, Joliet, Naperville, and Waukegan. Call us today at (312) 236-2900 to schedule your free consultation.