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Brain Injuries

A brain injury can be as subtle as a slight memory loss or as serious as a life-altering head trauma. The medical costs and ongoing care that can be required for treatment and recovery can be very high, which is why you should work with a Chicago personal injury lawyer that understands the human brain and what can cause the different kinds of brain injuries.

For more than 25 years, Chicago Personal Injury Attorney Joseph G. Klest has worked with many brain injury victims that have been injured in accidents in Will County, Lake County, Cook County, DuPage County, and elsewhere in Illinois. Recently, Mr. Klest obtained a settlement worth $7,500,000 in a Chicago head injury case.

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) usually occurs when the head is struck or makes contact with a hard object, such as a steering wheel, a baseball, or the ground. A person may also sustain a TBI after experiencing severe whiplash to the head. The most common causes of TBIs include fall accidents, sporting accidents, car accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, and other kinds of motor vehicle accidents.

A person can also sustain a brain injury from exposure to a toxic or hazardous substance, as a victim of physical violence, because of a medical malpractice error, and in work-related accidents, such as a fall from a high altitude while working at a construction site.

Brain Injuries and Symptoms Sometimes, it can be difficult to determine right away whether an injury victim is suffering from a brain injury because the symptoms can frequently be indicative of other injuries. Loss of consciousness, amnesia, memory loss, headaches, dizziness, vomiting, nausea, feeling disoriented, irritability, insomnia, mood swings, seizures, and loss of sex drive are just some of the possible symptoms of someone with a brain injury.

A brain injury can lead to paralysis, permanent memory loss, impairment of any of the five senses, difficulty speaking and writing, behavioral problems and changes, emotional and psychological trauma, and death. Recovery and rehabilitation can take years. A TBI victim might have sustained brain damage that is permanent, which can make life very challenging for the injury victim and his or her loved ones.

At Joseph Klest, Attorney at Law, we understand that you and your loved ones are going through a very difficult time, and we are here to help you. We have brain injury experts that we work with who can assess your injuries and accurately estimate their cumulative medical costs. Mr. Klest knows how to prove that a negligent party caused your injuries. He and his team of experts will zealously work to ensure that you receive the settlement that you are legally entitled to so that you have the resources you need to take care of yourself and your family.

To schedule your free consultation with Joseph Klest, Attorney at Law, contact us online or call us at (847) 969-9510, (630) 529-7848, or (312) 527-2779. We have law offices in Chicago and Schaumburg, Illinois and we are happy to meet you at another location if that is more convenient.