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Seeking Compensation for a Brain Injury Caused by an Illinois Car Accident

 Posted on March 19, 2021 in Brain Injury

Arlington Heights personal injury attorneysBrain injuries can vary considerably in severity. Some brain injury sufferers only experience short-term, mild symptoms. Other brain injury victims suffer from debilitating symptoms that prevent them from working or even enjoying life as they once did. If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury in a car accident in Illinois, you may be entitled to compensation. However, getting the compensation you deserve may be a very challenging task.

Reimbursement for Medical Expenses Caused by a Brain Injury

Brain injuries are typically diagnosed through imaging tests including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computerized tomography (CT) scans. Brain injuries are often difficult to diagnose because the symptoms may not appear for a few hours or days after the accident. Severe brain injuries may be immediately apparent and require emergency medical intervention. Sometimes, surgery is needed to stop bleeding in the brain or relieve the pressure inside of the skull. Some brain injury sufferers must be placed in a temporary coma so that the brain has time to heal. Many severe brain injury sufferers require rehabilitative care and ongoing medical treatment for months or years.

The costs associated with these medical treatments can be exorbitant. Unfortunately, many car insurance companies try to get brain injury sufferers to settle for less than they need to cover their medical bills and other damages. In cases like these, it may be possible to bring a personal injury claim against the party that caused the accident. A personal injury claim may allow the victim to recover compensation for medical bills as well as other damages like lost income from missed work and reduced earning potential.

Compensation for Non-Financial Harm Caused by a Brain Injury

Through a personal injury claim, a brain injury victim may also be entitled to compensation for the losses he or she suffered that were not financial in nature. A brain injury can lead to profound physical and psychological suffering including agonizing headaches, debilitating dizziness and nausea, sensory problems, agitation, confusion, and depression. Compensation for the brain injury victim’s physical pain, mental and emotional suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and other non-financial damages may be available.

Contact a Rolling Meadows Brain Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury in a car crash caused by another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for damages. An Arlington Heights car accident attorney from Newland & Newland, LLP can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Call 847-797-8000 for a free consultation today.





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