Concussion Injury Settlements in Illinois
Car Collision Concussion Lawyers – Working Diligently for Accident Victims Who Sustained Head Trauma
Many victims of distracted or intoxicated drivers suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI injuries occur when the brain experiences trauma caused by an external force. Concussions are the most common form of traumatic brain injury. Car accidents often cause TBI injuries or brain damage due to a violent jolt incurred during a collision, a blunt force trauma to a hard surface such as a steering wheel or windshield, or the penetration of the skull caused by a foreign object. TBIs can have a profound impact on the life of an accident victim by altering language skills, cognitive functioning, emotions, sensation and even mobility. While concussions are a mild form of TBI, they can still have significant consequences.
Why do accident victims in Illinois choose Stein & Shulman?
Our automobile concussion accident lawyers in Chicago recognize that insurance companies often try to trivialize the seriousness of this form of traumatic brain injury. Our attorneys work with experts in post-concussion syndrome and other brain injuries so we can show medical and scientific evidence to help a judge or jury understand your injuries. At Stein & Shulman, LLC, our concussion injury attorneys have more than 45 years of experience in the large insurance companies and negligent parties they represent. Our clients rely on us based on the results and commitment to providing timely updates and communication to the people we represent. Stein & Shulman, LLC has recovered more than $ 40 million dollars in lawsuits and settlements for our clients.
Concussion Settlements, Awards and Jury Verdicts in Illinois
When you are pursuing a lawsuit for concussion-related injuries, you need a law firm that has extensive knowledge in handling these types of claims. The post-concussion syndrome often manifests vague symptoms, so reasonable doctors may differ as to whether the condition exists. Since the existence and severity of these types of injuries are not clear, our law firm may need to take the case to court to maximize a client’s recovery depending on the facts and circumstances. Our access to the experts of the superior concussion allows us to effectively dispute the conclusions of the experts of the insurance company.
Understanding Post-concussion Syndrome
Post-concussion syndrome relates to a complicated medical condition that can manifest symptoms for weeks, months or even years. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Trauma, between 40 and 60 percent of people who suffer a TBI suffer from post-concussion syndrome in the first weeks after the head injury. Approximately half of the TBI victims experience the condition for up to three months. Between ten and fifteen percent continue to suffer the symptoms of post-concussion syndrome for more than a year.
The symptoms experienced by patients with post-concussion syndrome resemble those of a cerebral concussion, but additional symptoms of concussion may arise, including the following:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Tension headaches
- Behavioral or emotional responses
- Sensitivity to noise and light
Although this condition can be severe, a definitive diagnosis is difficult, so patients need to seek immediate medical attention and reveal all symptoms, no matter how minor they appear at the time. Insurance companies routinely dispute the severity of concussion injuries or claim that something other than a traffic accident caused them. Immediate medical attention can increase the likelihood that your medical records will provide documentation of the existence and severity of your BIT.
Talk to Our Experienced Concussion Injury Attorneys Today for Free
Our experienced traffic accident attorneys at Stein & Shulman, LLC have the skill, legal experience, and litigation resources to navigate the unique challenges involved in pursuing the demands of concussion-related injuries. Our law firm offers you extensive experience and a proven track record of obtaining substantial verdicts and agreements for our clients. We encourage you to contact us today at 312.422.0500.