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Representing Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Victims in the Glenview Area

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Cullotta Law Offices will help guide you through the personal injury claim process, negotiate a fair settlement, represent you if your case goes to trial. Call attorney Cullotta at 847-651-7191 for a FREE consultation. 

Avoid the hassle of traveling downtown. Cullotta Law Offices is located in Glenview (next to The Glen). 

We offer you the medical knowledge, extensive experience, and comprehensive legal and litigation experience to handle your personal injury claim.  Schedule an appointment

We understand that no amount of money will ever make up for the losses experienced by serious personal injury victims, but we can help you and your family afford the financial peace of mind you deserve.  

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury following an accident in Illinois, contact Attorney Cullotta right away. 

Cases We Handle

Contact our IL Personal Injury Lawyer in Glenview IL about your car accident injury today. Our firm is dedicated to obtaining fair compensation and just results for our injured clients.  The following are common cases we handle: 

  • Failure to stop (run a red light or blow a stop sign)
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) 
  • Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
  • Speeding (driving too fast to avoid collision)
  • Not keeping a proper lookout for other vehicles pedestrians or bicyclist
  • Improper lane use (wrong-way, head-on collision)
  • Failure to yield (turn in front of oncoming traffic)
  • Driving too close to vehicles (Rear-end)

Neck / Back Injury  

  1. Neck injuries that involve loss of function based on what level the neck injury occurred.
  2. Herniated discs in the neck are usually accompanied by radiating pain, tingling, or numbness in the shoulders, arms, or chest.
  3. Back injury symptoms are typically based on the level of the disc & or size of the herniation.
  4. Pain and suffering from an accident that was caused by someone else. Your pain  may be sudden or gradual, in one or both legs, constant, or come and go.  You may also experience low back and leg pain. 
  5. Disc herniation that presses on a nerve will likely also be causing back pain, numbness, radiating pain, or weakness in other body regions The most common low-back lumbar herniation is at L4 – L5.  

Back and neck injuries can lead to complications, such as the need for surgery. One kind of surgery to treat neck herniation is called Spinal Cord Decompression.  A surgical fusion may follow a decompression surgery. Regardless, the cost of surgery and other medical care can be expensive. In fact, medical care cost for Chicago or IL spinal cord injury (SCI) ranges between $15,000 to $30,000 the first year

Brain Injury

  • Diffuse Brain Swelling.  Brain swelling and bruising may occur following a force to the skull. The brain will “bounce” off the inside of the skull. This can cause nerve shearing as well as the swelling and bruising of nerve tissue. The swelling of the brain can create pressure inside of the head, which may, in turn, lead to compression of vital blood vessels.
  • Concussion / Brain Injury Lawyer  According to Mayo Clinic, a Concussion is usually from a fall or auto accident; each type occurs   And affects the brain differently. The concussion Settlement amount must be determined by an attorney who understands Brain Injury. According to Mayo Clinic, common causes of concussion are blasts, acceleration & deceleration, and a direct blow to the head. 
  • Acceleration & Deceleration a/k/a “Whiplash”: The concussion from an unexpected acceleration & deceleration a/k/a Diffuse Axonal  Injury (DAI), such as a car crash, can cause a brain injury.  During this rapid movement, the brain strikes the hard skull bone surrounding it. Also, the rapid back and forth movement of the brain causing axonal nerve fibers to tear or shear (diffuse axonal injury). The damage to the brain, in turn, causes changes in function resulting in signs and symptoms of concussion. The most common symptoms of a concussion are a headache, confusion, and dizziness.  
  • Direct Blow To Head You may also sustain a Concussion, according to Mayo Clinic, as a result of your violently shaking or a violent blow to your head and neck or upper body can cause your brain to slide back and forth forcefully against the inner walls of your skull. Things your head may hit during a car crash are a windshield, steering wheel, and the top of a car. 
  • Brain Contusion / Hematoma A bruise or contusion can also be called a hematoma. A hematoma can occur from a head injury, such as a skull fracture. 
  • Subdural Hematoma (SDH): Acute vs. Chronic  A subdural Hematoma is in the space below the outer layer (dura mater) and above the middle layer of the membrane surrounding the brain (the arachnoid mater). The violent movement to the head tears veins passing between these layers.  The seriousness of this type of brain injury depends on the amount of bleeding.
  • Subarachnoid Hematoma  A subarachnoid hematoma is in the space below the middle layer (arachnoid mater) and above the lower layer of membrane surrounding the brain. For instance, a skull fracture can cause a subarachnoid hematoma. 
  • Extradural Hematoma / Extradural hematoma (EDH), also called an epidural hematoma is a collection of blood from the arteries between the inner surface of the skull and the dura.

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Personal Injury Lawyer Cullotta handles all types of serious injuries caused by a car accident or fall in IL. Cullotta Law Offices’ is conveniently located in Glenview, IL. Contact our Josephine Cullotta at 847-651-7191.

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