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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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.
Car accidents are the number one cause of spinal cord, back & brain injuries in Illinois. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
2. Low Back Pain/ Lumbar
3. Neck / Cervical herniation
4. Leg pain from a herniated disc
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 Glenview, IL. Contact our Josephine Cullotta at 847-651-7191.
Cullotta Law Offices‘ has the Medical and Legal Skills, Experience & Education. Not every Chicago Injury Lawyer in IL can say the same.
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, Aurora, Naperville, Rockford, Elgin, Waukegan).
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