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A traumatic brain injury is one of the most severe injuries a person can suffer. Any brain injury resulting from trauma is classified as a traumatic brain injury. Trauma refers to a blow, jolt, or collision to the head or body. Car accidents, falls, sports injuries, assaults, and other blows to the head can all be causes of brain injuries. While a traumatic brain injury can happen to anyone, certain professions may be at a higher risk for one, including athletes, construction workers, military members, and law enforcement.

A brain injury may be mild to severe, causing short-term or long-term disability. For example, a concussion is a type of brain injury that occurs when the brain comes into contact with the skull. While concussions are usually considered mild traumatic brain injuries, some patients develop long-term effects known as post-concussion syndrome that can be much more severe.

Traumatic brain injuries do not simply go away; they can cause long-term issues that can result in significant medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. If a brain injury is the result of someone else’s reckless or negligent actions, compensation may be available to help cover the cost of medical care, lost wages, and more. A traumatic brain injury lawyer from Clark Frost Zucchi can help you pursue the financial help you deserve after a serious injury.

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries

The signs of a traumatic brain injury are not necessarily immediately apparent. They may show up hours or even days after an accident. Some common symptoms to look for include:

  • Loss of consciousness (lasting from a few seconds to a few minutes)
  • Feeling dazed or confused
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue or drowsiness
  • Dizziness 
  • Loss of balance
  • Speech difficulties
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Memory or concentration problems
  • Mood changes or mood swings
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Depression or anxiety

Treating a Traumatic Brain Injury

People with mild to moderate brain injuries may only need minimal treatment. They may need a rest period from sports, school, or work. Symptoms should improve within a few weeks. For severe cases, hospital care and more intense treatments will be necessary.

Seeking Compensation for a Traumatic Brain Injury

The effects of a traumatic brain injury may impact every aspect of your life. When the injury is caused by negligent actions by another person or company, you have the right to hold them accountable for your injuries. An experienced injury attorney can help you understand your options for seeking economic damages, like the cost of medical care, and non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering caused by the injury.

It’s critical to include the full cost of future care in your claim, and your attorney will help you determine this amount and negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf. If a fair settlement can’t be reached through negotiation, our attorneys are prepared to represent you aggressively in court.

Contact Us Today

Traumatic brain injuries can cause significant damage, but the team at Clark Frost Zucchi can help you regain control of your life, recover compensation, and seek justice. We have helped many people resolve complex injury claims, and we would love the opportunity to help you, too. We serve clients throughout Northern Illinois. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. Fill out an online contact form or call our office to get started.

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