Chicago, Illinois Auto Accident Attorneys

Representing Clients Suffering from Head Injuries Following an Auto Accident in Chicago

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of head injuries. Unfortunately, the symptoms of head injuries are not always seen immediately. Oftentimes, it takes hours, days, or even weeks for the full extent of a head injury to be known.

Moreover, scientific evidence shows that brain damage may be caused by head injuries even if there is no loss of consciousness. Brain damage from head injuries can result in significant medical problems and long-term physical disabilities, as well as intellectual and social trauma.

At Ankin Law, our experienced Chicago auto accident attorneys focus on representing the victims of auto accidents and other personal injuries, including those who have suffered head injuries. We focus on representing clients in auto accidents so we are well-versed in the types of injuries that can arise and the legal claims that can arise as a result of the auto accident.

Because of the severity of potential medical complications that can occur as a result of head injuries, it is extremely important to get the proper medical attention following an auto accident even if you do not suspect you have a head injury. It is also advisable to seek the advice of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney like the Chicago head injury attorneys at Ankin Law. Contact our office at (800) 442-6546 to discuss a possible legal claim to recover for your head injury or other auto accident injuries.

Types of Sports-Related Head Injuries

  • Concussion – A concussion occurs when the head accelerates quickly and then suddenly stops or is rapidly rotated. Concussions can occur even if the head does not come into contact with a hard surface, such as the dashboard.  A concussion can result in confusion, blurred vision, memory loss, nausea and, in some severe cases, unconsciousness.
  • Direct trauma – Direct trauma can result when the skull comes in contact with an object, such as the windshield or dashboard, in a way that causes the brain to collide with the inside of the skull.  Direct trauma brain injuries may include skull fractures, contusions (bruising of the brain), or a brain hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain).
  • Whiplash – Whiplash is an incredibly common auto accident injury, particularly in rear-end collisions. Whiplash may also cause damage by stretching and damaging nerve cells, which can result in severe injury, permanent brain damage or death.

Liability for Brain Injuries

If you or someone you love has suffered a head injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.  Lawsuits involving head injuries involve complex legal issues and require a comprehensive factual analysis.

The Chicago head injury attorneys at Ankin Law have considerable experience representing the victims of serious auto accidents, including those who have suffered head injuries, back injuries, and spinal cord injuries. We have the legal knowledge necessary to advocate on your behalf and handle the full range of legal issues that may arise as a result of your auto accident, including handling a personal injury lawsuit, worker’s compensation claim, and social security disability claim.

If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury as a result of an auto accident, contact the Chicago head injury law firm of Ankin Law (800) 442-6546 to schedule a free consultation to discuss a personal injury lawsuit.