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Plainfield Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

New Lenox brain injury attorney

Lawyer for Head Injuries and Brain Trauma in Naperville, Joliet, and Throughout Will County

Of the different types of personal injuries that people can suffer, brain injuries are among the most serious, but they are also some of the least understood. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is not always immediately evident, since a person may not experience symptoms right away. However, these injuries can have a long-lasting or permanent impact on a victim's overall health and well-being. Those who have suffered TBIs due to others' negligence will need an experienced attorney on their side to determine their best options for recovering financial compensation.

Michael J. Lichner is a highly experienced personal injury lawyer who has been providing legal help to injured people for over a decade. He has obtained numerous high-dollar verdicts and settlements for clients who have suffered a wide variety of different types of injuries. If you have suffered a brain injury, our team can investigate your case, gather evidence to show who was responsible and to demonstrate the full impact that your injury has had on your life, and pursue financial compensation from all available sources.

Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries

TBIs can occur in many different situations, including car crashes, slip and falls, or construction site injuries. A blow to the head can result in a concussion, and in mild cases, a person may experience symptoms such as loss of consciousness, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, confusion, or temporary memory loss. These symptoms may not appear until a few days or weeks after the initial injury, and they will usually only last for a short period of time.

In more serious cases involving moderate or severe traumatic brain injuries, a person may experience long-lasting or permanent symptoms that affect their ability to work and complete daily tasks, as well as their overall quality of life. These symptoms may include:

  • Cognitive impairments - A person may experience permanent memory loss and have difficulty forming new memories, leading to a great deal of confusion that can affect their ability to work or care for themselves. A person's ability to concentrate may also be affected, and they may also experience difficulty speaking or understanding spoken or written language.
  • Physical problems - An injured person may experience impairment to their balance and coordination, as well as sensory issues such as sensitivity to bright lights and loud noises. They may also suffer from chronic headaches or other forms of pain, they may either have trouble sleeping or suffer from extreme fatigue that causes them to sleep more than normal, and they may experience seizures.
  • Emotional issues - Brain injuries can lead to debilitating mood disorders, such as depression or anxiety. A person may experience mood swings or personality changes, or they may suffer from irritability and agitation. These issues may affect an injured person's relationships with their loved ones while also impacting their ability to work and reducing their enjoyment of life.

In some of the most serious cases, brain injury victims may fall into a coma. Depending on the prognosis and the likelihood that an injured person will recover, family members may have no choice but to take a person off life support, resulting in their wrongful death.

Contact Our Homer Glen Brain Injury Lawyer

If you or a member of your family have suffered a traumatic brain injury that was caused by someone else's negligence, you deserve to receive financial compensation that will help you address the damages you have experienced. Attorney Michael J. Lichner will help you take action to ensure that you are fully compensated for the ways your injury has affected your life. Contact us and arrange a free consultation by calling our office at 815-730-1977. We prosecute traumatic brain injury cases in cities in and around Will County, including but not limited to Mokena, Joliet, Shorewood, Plainfield, Lockport, Bolingbrook, Naperville, New Lenox, Frankfort, Homer Glen, and Romeoville. We are also proud to represent clients in other areas throughout Northern Illinois, including DuPage County and Cook County.

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