Traumatic Brain And Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers In Mount Prospect, Carol Stream, and Rock Island

If you or a loved one has recently suffered a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury, the adverse effect on your quality of life can be devastating physically and financially.  It can result in a permanent disability such as paraplegia or quadriplegia or you could slip into a coma because of severe brain damage.  When those injuries are caused by the careless or negligent behavior of another individual, the Makarone Law Firm personal injury lawyers will help you get the compensation you deserve.

Acquired vs. Traumatic Brain Injuries

There are two types of brain injuries that are common in many personal injury lawsuits – acquired brain injuries (ABI’s) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s).  An acquired brain injury results when the brain’s cells get damaged from a lack of oxygen as in a medical malpractice case.

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Traumatic brain injuries are classified as either “closed” or “open.” For example

  • Closed TBI’s are non-penetrating injuries such as a concussion, contusion, coup-contrecoup (brain strikes the back and front of the skull), or diffuse axonal injury (muscle tissue and nerves are torn).
  • Open TBI’s occur when the skull is penetrated by a knife or metal shard and the object gets lodged in the brain.

Furthermore, there are two classifications of TBI’s – mild and severe.  An example of a mild TBI would be a concussion that doesn’t lead to unconsciousness.  Severe TBI’s are injuries that result in permanent brain damage or long-term memory loss.  In any event, the personal injury lawyers of the Makarone Law Firm legal firm have the experience and expertise to litigate your case and get you the compensation you deserve.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Injuries to the spinal cord can be permanently disabling and result in a range of long-term conditions such as permanent nerve damage and paraplegia or quadriplegia.  Side effects and symptoms could be a loss of limb control, numbness, and pain, depending on which area of the spinal cord was damaged.  Injury areas include the chest, lower and upper back, or the nerve roots connected to the spine.  This type of injury can lead to any of the following conditions:

  • a loss of arm function (central cord syndrome)
  • a weakened sense of touch and temperatures (anterior cord syndrome)
  • coordination impairment (posterior cord syndrome)
  • full paralysis from the neck down (quadriplegia)
  • loss of leg use (paraplegia)

We know the difficulties and the pain and suffering you or a loved one is going through due to the accident related injuries. That is why we are available to schedule an appointment at your home or hospital as you recover. Thus, if you or a loved one has suffered one of these injuries, contact the Makarone Law Firm legal firm and schedule a FREE evaluation consultation with a personal injury lawyer today.