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Can Car Accidents Cause a Broken Back or a Brain Injury

December 19, 2019

Car accident injury attorneyIL Car Accidents Can Cause Fractured Vertebrae & Brain Injuries

Auto accidents can cause several types of serious injuries including broken bones, fractured skull, brain damage, severed spinal cord, and other personal injuries. 

According to the Centers for Diseases and Control Prevention (CDC), brain injuries are among the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. About 1 in 5 brain injuries occur because of automobile accidents. 
The impact from a crash can cause the driver or passenger to crush their brain during a roof crush or ejection from vehicle in a car accident.  If you or a loved one have sustained a brain injury or spine injury as a result of another driver’s negligence, call 847-651-7191 to speak with an experienced PERSONAL INJURY attorney about obtaining damages.

Types of Back Injuries

Back injury from auto accidents can cause back  pain and stiffness for a few days to functional and sensation loss from below level of injury to your back.

Types of Concussions

Concussions are the most frequent brain trauma in a car collision. Although dizziness and headaches sleep problems are the most common symptom after motor accident involving a concussion. However other traumatic brain injury (TBI) symptoms such as changes in mood changes and hearing loss could be blamed on other life stresses by physicians not well versed on TBI.

Damages

In IL, you can seek  compensation for  damages from the at-fault driver by settlement, filing suit, and other similar ways.  Illinoispersonal injury cases may seek medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, loss of normal life, and loss of spousal companionship. 

Filing a Illinois Personal Injury Lawsuit

When a IL Car Accident lawsuit is filed, the Complaint must allege duty, breach, causation, and damages. The Complaint alleges the Defendant breached his duty of care owed to Plaintiff by his actions and or failure to act  more likely than not caused plaintiff’s injury (and other damages).

The Defendant’s acts or omissions to act usually fall into one or more of the following categories:

  1. Distracted Driving (p. 22
  2. Speeding (p. 24)
  3. Right-of-Way (p. 26)
  4. Passing (p. 27)
  5. Lane Usage (p. 29)
  6. Signaling
  7. Turning (p. 30)
  8. Stopping, Standing or Parking (p. 35)

Contact a  Chicago IL Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer, Back Injury Attorney

A spinal cord or brain injury can impact your life in many ways. If you or a loved one have suffered head trauma after a IL collision, call Cullotta Law Offices to learn what is the best  path for receiving compensation. To schedule a free consultation, contact our top IL personal injury lawyer  at 847-651-7191

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