Brain Injury Lawyer
For many victims, brain damage is a life-changing injury with effects that can be long-lasting, debilitating, or even fatal.
Brain injury lawyers can help victims secure compensation for medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and other financial losses.
See how the law firm of Rubin & Machado, Ltd. in Chicago, IL, can help you seek justice and secure compensation for your injury.
Brain Injuries Cause Serious Health Concerns INCLUDING SHORT- AND LONG-TERM DISABILITIES
Injuries to the brain can lead to devastating trauma, including:
- Memory Loss
- Loss of bodily control
- Speech and language impairments
Victims who survive these injuries may require years of treatment and therapy, and still might not recover full physical or cognitive abilities. If another party is at fault for your traumatic brain injury, our Chicago law firm can help hold responsible parties accountable for their negligence or misconduct.
Factors That Determine Whether You Have a Viable Brain Injury Case:
The negligent individual or organization must have legally breached the reasonable duty of care that was owed to you to prevent you from harm. This can include driving safely or maintaining a hazard-free area.
There Was Direct Causation
There needs to be a direct connection between the relevant party's actions and your injuries. For instance, proper precautions might not have been taken to protect you from harmful substances involved in your job, or a driver's decision to violate traffic laws caused your accident.
There Are Quantifiable Damages
There must be proof that your injuries have caused you considerable losses. This can include tangible damages such as lost wages and medical bills as well as emotional hardship resulting from your brain injury.
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The brain injury attorneys at Rubin & Machado, Ltd. can help you through this difficult time by shouldering the legal burden of your injury case while you focus on recovery.
Our Chicago law firm can provide representation to help you receive the restitution needed to heal emotionally and physically from your brain injury. We will work diligently to collect any past and future medical expenses, as well as compensation for pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, and loss of income.
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The Different Types of Brain Damage
There are two different types of brain damage that can occur:
Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury is caused by an external force that damages the skull or causes the brain to move inside the skull, resulting in bleeding, swelling, internal bruising, and potential tearing.
Common causes of traumatic brain injury include:
Non-Traumatic Brain Injury
Often referred to as an acquired brain injury, this damage is due to causes other than an impact to the head. Non-traumatic brain injuries are often the result of internal factors, such as a tumor.
Common causes of acquired brain injury include:
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Heart attack
- Drug abuse
- Lack of oxygen to the brain
The Circumstances Surrounding Your Injury ARE OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE
The details of your injury factor into what type of personal injury case you should pursue to hold the proper party or parties accountable, and how much compensation you may be entitled to. For example, our approach to legal representation will differ depending on whether your injuries occurred in a car accident or resulted from medical malpractice or another scenario.
In some cases, the cause of your traumatic brain injury may not be obvious. However, our team can evaluate your case for free and provide guidance. Regardless of the cause of your head injury, you can rest assured that you will receive attentive legal assistance from a highly capable member of our Chicago team.
"We work closely with a variety of brain injury experts to ensure that your injury has been properly diagnosed and to accurately forecast any future effects the injury may have on you and your loved ones."
Our Chicago Brain Injury Lawyers Can Recover Compensation
Depending on the type of trauma a victim has sustained, prolonged and non-reversible brain damage can result. This severe outcome commonly occurs because of internal bleeding, infections, and high shearing forces that damage the brain's nerve cells. However, even minor head injuries can result in life-altering brain damage.
Our team of brain injury attorneys understands the subtle nature and complexities of brain injury cases and the medical issues that can arise following trauma. We work closely with a variety of brain injury experts to ensure that your injury has been properly diagnosed and to accurately forecast any future effects the injury may have on you and your loved ones.
Should I File an Insurance Claim or Lawsuit? THAT DEPENDS ON THE EXTENT OF YOUR INJURY
If you have suffered a minor brain injury, our law firm typically recommends that you pursue an insurance claim. However, if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a serious traumatic brain injury, you will most likely want to take legal action. In cases of serious injuries or death, we can help you establish a personal injury lawsuit.