Articles Posted in Brain Injury

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The school year has begun. And, while rush for back to school shopping is hopefully over, child safety is still the number one thing on parents’ minds. Many schools have joined the Let’s Move! initiative, started by the first lady, whose mission is to fight childhood obesity.

The initiative is trying to further its goal by encouraging kids to walk or bike to school. Whether you’re participating in the program or your child already bikes to school, you want to be sure that he or she has the proper safety equipment.

Helmets are a key piece of safety equipment for anyone riding a bike. Here are a few tips for picking the right helmet for your child:

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A bicyclist suffered serious head injuries on Lasalle Street in Chicago Monday night when the driver of a parked car opened the door in his path. The bicycle rider was thrown under an on coming car and suffered critical head injuries.

Four bicycle riders have been killed this year riding their bikes on the streets of Chicago.

Several years ago I represented the family of a man who died in a similar accident on Fullerton Avenue in Chicago. He was riding his bike to work when the driver of a parked car opened his door without looking back and pushed him under the wheels of a tractor trailer truck.

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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.