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Illinois Brain Injury Lawyer

We Represent individuals who suffered a serious personal Injury arising from an auto accident or fall in Chicago and throughout IL.  

Our Illinois brain injury lawyers will fight to win you the maximum compensation for your present and future medical bills, loss of income and benefits, and pain and suffering.

Cullotta Law Offices understand that no amount of money will ever make up for the losses experienced by brain injury and spinal injury victims, but we can help you and your family afford the peace of mind you deserve.

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Cullotta Law Offices help guide you through the personal injury claim process, negotiate a fair settlement, represent you if your case goes to Trial.

Call Attorney Cullotta in Chicago & Glenview at 847-651-7191 for a FREE consultation.  Avoid the hassle if traveling downtown. Cullotta Law Offices is located in Glenview (next to The Glen) and in the Chicago Loop

Our IL Brain Injury Lawyer, Auto Accident Attorney Has Legal & Medical Education & Experience.   

We offer you in-depth medical background and comprehensive legal and litigation experience to handle your injury claim. 

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Attorney Cullotta fights to win you the maxim um compensation for your present and future medical bills, loss of income and benefits, and pain and suffering. 

Cullotta Law Offices understands that no amount of money will ever make up for the losses experienced by brain injury and spinal cord 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 a spinal or brain injury following a fall or car / auto accident in Illinois, contact Attorney Cullotta right away.

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Chicago Auto Accident Injury Attorney, Car Accident Lawyer

Car accidents are the number one cause of spinal cord, back & brain injuries in Illinois. Contact our IL Personal Injury Lawyer  in Glenview & Chicago 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 ways an at-fault driver in IL can be negligent: 

  1. Failure to stop (run a red light or blow a stop sign)
  2. Driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) 
  3. Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
  4. Speeding (driving to fast to avoid collision)
  5. Not keeping a proper look out for other vehicles pedestrians or bicyclist
  6. Improper lane use (wrong-way, head-on collision)
  7. Failure to yield (turn in front of oncoming traffic)
  8. Driving to close to vehicles (Rear-end )

Contact our Auto Accident Attorney  in Glenview & Chicago about you  car accident injury today. 

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Chicago Brain Injury Lawyer 

Our Head & Brain injury lawyer specializes in Coma, &  Hematoma Caused By A Truck, Motorcycle, Car Accident or Other Injury caused by a Auto Accident in Illinois. 

These may include: 

1. 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.

2. Concussion / Brian Injury Lawyer

According to Mayo Clinic, a Concussion  is  usually from a fall or auto accident; each type  occurs   And affects the brain differently. Concussion Settlement amount must be determined by an attorney who understands Brain Injury. According to Mayo Clinic, the 3 types & causes of concussion are: blasts, acceleration & deceleration and direct blow to head. 

3 . Acceleration & Deceleration

Concussion from a unexpected acceleration & deceleration a/k/a Diffuse Axonal  Injury (DAI) , such as a car crash, can cause a brain injury.  

The brain striking the hard skull bone surrounding it, such as during the crash,  and or the rapid back and forth movement of brain causing axonal nerve fibers to tear or shear (diffuse axonal injury).

 The damage to the brain, in turn, causes changes in function (usually for a temporary period, resulting in signs and symptoms of concussion.). The most common symptoms of a concussion are a headache, confusion and dizziness.

Mayo Clinic further describes how this type of concussion (traumatic brain injury)  may lead to bleeding in or around your brain, causing symptoms such as prolonged drowsiness and confusion. These symptoms may develop immediately or later. 

Such bleeding (discussed further, below) in your brain can be fatal. That’s why anyone who experiences a brain injury needs monitoring in the hours afterward and emergency care if symptoms worsen.

4  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 can include the: windshield, steering wheel, and roof of car. 

5. Brain Contusion / Hematoma 

A bruise or contusion can also be called as a hematoma. Hematoma sustained from a head injury, such as a skull fracture.  Bleeding is based on how deep the hematoma is in relation to the three layers of the meninges surrounding the brain. The layers of the brain from outside-to-inside are: Dura mater, Arachnoid mater, and Pia mater.

6. 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).Violent movement to the head tears veins passing between these layers. Because there is no visible head injury and veins bleed slower than arteries, symptoms may not appear for a day or a week or more. The seriousness of the injury depends on the amount of bleeding.

  • Acute Subdural Hematoma iusually develops quickly after a severe head trauma from blood accumulates rapidly, causing pressure to rise within the brain.  This pressure can cause paralysis, loss of consciousness and even death.  Symptoms may include: Severe headache, seizures, weakness on one side of the body, Changes in vision /speech.
  • Chronic  Subdural Hematoma i occurs when bleeding develops slowly  – over a period of weeks to months – it is known as a chronic subdural hemorrhage. Symptoms of Chronic Subdural hemorrhage may include: loss of balance or difficulty walking, weakness. numbness or tingling in arms or legs.

7. 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. One-half of people with subarachnoid hematoma will have some life-long impairment, such as chronic headaches 

8. Extradural Hematoma / Epidural Hematoma 

Extradural hematoma (EDH), also called epidural hematoma and describes collection of blood (hematoma) from the arteries between the inner surface of the skull and dura

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 Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Chicago IL 

Paraplegia / Quadriplegia and Disc Injury often accompany Chicago auto accident or fall that caused a Spinal Cord Injury. Meaning that, Quadriplegia usually follows a Spinal Cord Injury.  

Spinal cord injury have known complications: pulmonary infections Bladder infections, metabolic disorders, increased risk of vertebral fractures and other broken bones, skin breakdown (require laying down to relieve pressure), bed soars.

These complications result in earlier death and lower life expectancy.  

Future expenses, including assisted living, is multiplied by number of years you are expected to live.

Generally, lower cord injuries allow for more independence. 

Complete spinal cord injuries need assistance to move from bed to chair, to transfer from chair to car.

According to Christopher & Dana Reeves Foundation, the most common region to sustain a spinal cord injury is your neck (cervical spine).  Spinal Cord Injury to Neck results in tetraplegia, also called quadriplegia.  There are 8 bones (vertebra) in your neck, labeled C1 through C8. These vertebra control signals to the neck, arms, hands & diaphragm 

Loss of Function for a Cervical Spinal Cord Injury, based on region. 

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  • C1 and C2  means a ventilator is necessary to breathe.
  • C1, C2, and C3 means complete loss of function.
  • C5 means eaves shoulder and biceps undamaged but little control of wrist and hand.
  • Individuals with a C5 SCI can live independently; carry-out many every day life activities including feeding themselves.
  • C6 injuries generally allow wrist control to drive using an adaptive vehicle; handle personal hygiene, but poor fine hand function

Loss of Function for a Mid-Back / Lumbar & Sacral 

  •    L1, L2, L3, L4, L5 means mid-back, right below the ribs.  
  •    L1-L5, control signals to the hips and legs.
  •    L4 injury can usually still extend the knees. 
  •    S1 through S5 are the sacral segments located  just below the mid-back and control signals to the groin, toes, and some parts  of the legs.

In Addition to loss of function, Spinal Cord Injury can lead to other complications, requiring additional surgery. For instance, Nerve Transfer Surgery or Spinal Cord Decompression  due to a herniated disc.

Medical care cost for Chicago or IL spinal cord injury (SCI) ranges between $15,000 to $30,000 the first year

Chicago, IL Back Injury Lawyer 

1. Disc Injury symptoms are typically based on the level of the disc & or size of herniation.

  • If herniated disc presses on nerve it may cause pain, numbness, radiating pain or weakness in body areas where the nerve travels. You may also experience low back pain, & to leg pain. 

2. Low Back Pain/ Lumbar

  • L4-5 are the most common low-back lumbar herniation.  Back pain is due to pressure on sciatic nervemay radiate through the buttocks and down a leg to the ankle or foot.

3. Neck / Cervical herniation

  • Cervical spinal disc herniation may cause radiating pain, tingling or numbness in the shoulders, arms, or chest. 

4. Leg pain from a herniated disc 

  • Back pain after a  Disc Injury injury may be sudden or gradual, in one or both legs, constant or come and go.

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Our brain injury lawyer handles all types of serious injury caused by an car accident or fall in IL.

Cullotta Law Offices’ law firm is conveniently located in Chicago Loop & Glenview, IL. Contact our Josephine Cullotta at 847-651-7191.

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Cullotta Law Offices‘ has the Medical and Legal Skills, Experience & Education.   Not every Chicago  Injury Lawyer in IL can say the same.


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We review and accept select cases from all cities in IL.   These may include: the smallest cities in IL (population of 12) and  largest cities in IL (Chicago, 60601, Aurora, Naperville, Rockford, Elgin, Waukegan). 

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