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Compassionate Brain Injury Lawyers

For many victims, brain trauma is a life-changing injury with effects that can be long-lasting, debilitating, and even prove fatal.

With the help of the Rubin & Machado's brain injury attorneys in Chicago, IL, you can seek justice and secure compensation for injuries.

Is there any hope that someone will be held accountable for my brain injury?

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Factors That Determine Whether You Have a Viable Case:

Negligence Occurred

The 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.

There are many types of brain injuries...

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Other Common Brain Injuries Include:

  • Concussion: Damage and swelling of the brain as a result of a sudden momentum change, or impact
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury: Commonly associated with car accidents, this is caused by a strong rotation of the head or violent shaking
  • Contusion: A direct, strong impact to the brain can lead to cerebral lacerations and bleeding on the brain
  • Penetrating Injury: Occurs from the impact of a bullet, knife, or sharp object, causing stretching and rupturing of brain tissue
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome: A criminal act that occurs when a perpetrator violently shakes a baby or young child, causing blood vessels between the brain and skull to rupture or bleed

Additional brain injuries may also include coup and contrecoup injury, second impact syndrome, locked in syndrome, anoxic brain injury, hypoxic brain injury, open injury, and closed head injury.

Insurance Claim or Lawsuit? That Depends on the Extent of Your Injury

If you have suffered a minor brain injury, we typically recommend that you pursue an insurance claim. However, if you or a loved one are 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. 

What are the signs that I may have a traumatic brain injury?

You May Be Experiencing Mild to Severe Side Effects


A head injury can affect your entire body with a variety of uncomfortable and even dangerous physical symptoms including headaches, nausea or vomiting, irregular sleeping patterns, loss of consciousness, dizziness, and fatigue. 


After a brain injury, you may notice changes in your sensory perceptions including your vision, smell, taste, and hearing. Common sensory side effects include blurred vision, light sensitivity, and ringing in your ears.


Brain damage can significantly affect your mental state leading to increased irritability, depression, and even personality changes. Additionally, you may suffer issues with memory and concentration or even fall into a coma.

Let Us Fight for You

You deserve justice. Our attorneys can help you through this difficult time by shouldering the legal burden of your injury case while you focus on recovery. Fill out our online form or call us today at:

(312) 327-1840

The Who, Where & How Matters

The circumstances surrounding your injury are of the utmost importance. These details 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. Our approach to legal representation will differ depending on whether your injuries occurred in a car accident or resulted from a workplace hazard or other scenario.

In some cases, the cause of your 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 team.

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Causes of Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can be caused by incidents such as auto accidents, sports, birth injuries, job site accidents, falls, and exposure to toxic chemicals. Depending on the type of trauma, 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. Even minor head injuries can result in life-altering brain damage.

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Why Choose Rubin & Machado?

Injuries to the brain can lead to devastating trauma, resulting in a coma, paralysis, and even death. Victims who survive these injuries may require years of treatment and therapy, and still might not recover full physical or cognitive abilities. Our team of 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 affects the injury may have on you or your loved ones.

Our Chicago firm can provide compassionate, successful representation to ensure you receive the restitution needed to heal emotionally and physically. 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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Rubin & Machado Ltd.

As a leading personal injury firm in Chicago, Rubin & Machado Ltd. is affiliated with: 

  • American Association for Justice
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Hispanic Lawyers Network
  • Illinois State Bar Association

To schedule your free consultation, contact us online or call us at (312) 327-1840.

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