Can Car Accidents Cause a Broken Back or TBI
Josephine Cullotta December 19, 2019
Car Accidents in IL Can Cause a Broken Back & 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. 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 driver or passenger can crush their brain during a roof crush or ejection from the 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 pain and stiffness for a few days to functional and sensation loss from below the level of injury to your back.
Types of Concussions
Concussions are the most frequent brain trauma in a car collision. Although dizziness, headaches, and sleep problems are the most common symptom after a motor accident involving a concussion. However other traumatic brain injuries (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.
In IL, you can seek compensation for damages from the at-fault driver by settlement, filing suit, and other similar ways. Illinois personal 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 an Illinois Personal Injury Lawsuit
Generally, a car accident complaint in IL must allege duty, breach, causation, and damages. In other words, the complaint should allege the Defendant breached his or her 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:
- Distracted Driving (p. 22)
- Speeding (p. 24)
- Right-of-Way (p. 26)
- Passing (p. 27)
- Lane Usage (p. 29)
- Turning (p. 30)
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 an IL collision, call Cullotta Law Offices for a free consultation at 847-651-7191