Slip and Fall Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys in Chicago
Suffered Head Trauma in a Fall? Call (800) 996-4824
We fight for you and compensation for the full impact of your injury.
A blow to the brain resulting in traumatic brain injury (TBI) often has a catastrophic impact upon the quality of life of the victim. It can affect motor coordination, ability to concentrate or think, cognitive abilities, and contribute to loss of control over bodily functions including respiration, heart regulation and sensory input. In severe cases, the accident victim has no ability to seek monetary reimbursement on their own and must rely on friends, family and the help of legal counsel.
The legal team at Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC is dedicated to pursuing maximum compensation for people who suffered a TBI as a result of an act of negligence. Our Chicago slip and fall injury lawyers will seek a level of compensation that reflects the true impact of traumatic brain injury on the victim and his or her family.
Traumatic Brain Injury: Disability and Wrongful Death Cases
TBI is classified by severity, but is a leading cause of death and disability. Worsening health can occur months or even years after the accident. A traumatic brain injury from a slip and fall accident may be followed by secondary injury, which can affect the flow of blood and fluids in the head and compound the damage from the fall. The outcome can range from a complete recovery to permanent impairments, severe disabilities, or in the most tragic cases, death.
As a TBI opens the door to many physical, cognitive and behavioral effects, it is crucial to get a complete physical examination by a physician specializing in brain trauma and head injuries. The true consequences of your injury may be hidden behind other symptoms and pains, and may only become apparent over time. It is important to obtain legal counsel as soon as possible after a slip and fall with traumatic brain injury in order to ensure that your right to seek compensation is protected. The statute of limitations restricts the time period under which a claim or lawsuit can be filed. Depending on the degree of injury, the victim may need a close family member to arrange a Power of Attorney to file the claim or lawsuit.
The Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
Some symptoms of moderate to severe traumatic brain injury that can occur at the time of the accident or days, weeks or months after the injury occurred include:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Convulsions or seizures
- Unconsciousness for several minutes to an hour
- Headache that worsens or persists
- Loss of coordination
- Dilation of one or both pupils
- Numbness or weakness in the fingers and toes
- Clear fluid draining from the ears or nose
- Inability to wake up from sleep
- Mental or cognitive symptoms
- Slurred speech
- Combativeness, agitation, or unusual behavior
- Extreme confusion
- Coma and consciousness disorders
- Vegetative state
Call our Chicago Slip and Fall TBI Attorney Immediately
We are a highly experienced and professionally skilled team who takes great pride in fighting for our clients’ interests, navigating the complicated legal channels involving insurance companies, depositions, investigations and the judicial system. Our proven track record includes winning some of the largest settlements ever awarded in the Chicago area.
Call a Chicago personal injury attorney now. We offer a free online case evaluation, and can offer legal services in both English and Spanish. Reach us in person at (800) 996-4824. Please call now to discuss your case – we can help.