An Experienced Brain Injury Lawyer Can Fight for You

Brain trauma can be one of the most damaging and life-changing injuries imaginable. From mild concussions to severe brain damage, the effects can be long lasting, debilitating, and can even prove fatal. If you or a loved one has suffered a due to someone else’s negligence, an experienced brain injury lawyer with our Chicago, IL, firm can help you pursue justice and compensation for your hardships. Whether the injury is a minor head contusion or a traumatic brain injury, our personal injury lawyers at Rubin & Machado can build a case to win full restitution, and hold the negligent party accountable. To learn more about your rights, please contact our practice today for a free consultation. 

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Types 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.

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.


Following head trauma, the injured individual may experience mild to severe symptoms and side-effects. Some of the most recognizable signs include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Sleeping more than usual
  • Loss of consciousness ranging from a few seconds to a few minutes
  • Dazed or disoriented behavior
  • Fatigue or drowsiness
  • Loss of balance or dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Change in personality
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Severe vision problems
  • Light sensitivity
  • Seizures

Even following a complete medical evaluation, it is important to stay aware of the signs and symptoms that could indicate traumatic brain injury. It is is possible that the initial exam or administrator may have missed early indications of your injury. 

Why Choose Moody Law?

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 understand 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.

We 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. 

Experienced Brain Injury Attorneys

To learn more about how we can help make this difficult time as comfortable as possible for you, please contact our office today. We are happy to provide a free consultation and inform you of your legal rights and options.

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