Traumatic Brain And Spinal Cord Injury

Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in Romeoville, Schaumburg and Wilmette

Whenever you suffer injury in an accident, the consequences can range from minor to severe. However, a catastrophic injury such as a spinal cord injury or a traumatic brain injury can have devastating consequences that can change your life forever. But when you suffer a catastrophic injury because of another individual’s careless, intentional, or negligent actions, it’s imperative that you contact a personal injury lawyer in Romeoville, Schaumburg and Wilmette immediately. They can pursue compensation and ensure that your rights are protected.

Although there is no single legal definition for a “catastrophic injury”, it usually includes damage to the brain and spinal cord as well as the internal organs. In most instances, these injuries are so severe that in-home rehabilitation and/or surgical intervention may be required. Sadly, there are cases where the injury victim will need ongoing care. At the Makarone Law Firm, we understand how the emotional, financial, and physical harm of a catastrophic injury can take its toll on injury victims and their families.

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What is a Spinal Cord Injury?

Any damage to the spinal cord not associated with disease and injuries resulting from trauma are referred to as spinal cord injuries. Depending on the location of the nerve root or spinal damage, a person’s symptoms will vary dramatically. Typically, there will be problems below the location of the injury when there is severe damage. However, when it’s a “complete” injury, there will be a total loss of function below the damage. Consequently, there is only a partial loss of function in an “incomplete” injury, if any.

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

The Makarone Law Firm Romeoville , Schaumburg and Wilmette have experience with cases that involve two distinct types of brain injuries. An “acquired” brain injury, or ABI, results from internal factors, more specifically a lack of oxygen. A “traumatic” brain injury, or TBI, results from external factors, such as when the skull:

  • Gets jolted or shook suddenly and violently
  • Gets penetrated by an object
  • Gets struck by an object

Any damage or trauma to the structure of the brain will prevent it from performing its normal functions. This can adversely affect the way you communicate and control your emotions. It can also affect your ability to experience sensations (smell, taste, touch) and your memory, reasoning, and thinking.

If you or a loved one has been devastated by a spinal cord injury or a traumatic brain injury, contact a Makarone Law Firm personal injury lawyer in Romeoville , Schaumburg and Wilmette immediately. We will be glad to be of assistance.