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Peoria Brain Injury Attorney

Serious brain injury can have life-altering consequences for victims and their families. If you or your loved one has suffered brain injury through the negligence of another, contact Kanoski Bresney today. Our experienced Peoria brain injury lawyers are tough advocates for injured people.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our Peoria personal injury attorneys have more than four decades of experience representing individuals who have been wrongfully injured through the negligence of others.
  • We have a successful track record, recovering over $400 million for our clients.
  • Our trial lawyers are not intimidated by large corporations. We are not afraid to take your case to trial if it is in your best interests.

Why You Need a Brain Injury Attorney

Short of death, brain damage is probably the most serious injury you could sustain in an accident. Traumatic brain injury can pose complex medical and legal issues and unpredictable healing. It can cause memory lapses and poor concentration and prevent you from functioning at full capacity, mentally and emotionally. Our experienced Peoria brain injury attorneys can help you pursue full compensation and act in your best interests.

What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is damage to the brain caused by an external source. It can occur as:

  • Closed head injury: When a force impacts the head hard enough to move and injure the brain without breaking the skull.
  • Open head injury: This is a penetrating injury, such as a bullet wound, when a force breaks through the skull and injures the brain.

What Are the Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury?

The most common type of traumatic brain injury is a concussion. It can make a person feel dazed or confused temporarily, or cause a brief loss of consciousness. Concussions can also lead to symptoms that linger or worsen, such as headaches, dizziness, and mental slowness and fatigue. These symptoms may resolve in a few months or continue for a lifetime.

Severe TBI, open or closed, can cause dizziness, complete unconsciousness, or a diminished or altered state of consciousness. It can cause temporary or prolonged changes in physical control and response, memory and judgment, and emotional functions.

Common Causes of Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury can occur in many different ways. Common causes include:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Sporting accidents
  • Defective products
  • Medical malpractice

Brain injury is common in car and truck accidents in which the head can be thrown against the windshield, the dashboard, or an inflated airbag. Motorcyclists can suffer serious brain injury when they are thrown from the bike in a crash. TBI is also common in construction accidents when workers fall or are struck by objects or equipment.

Who Is Liable?

Traumatic brain injury can result in financial hardship for victims and their families through significant medical expenses, loss of wages, and, in some cases, long-term disability. Severe TBI can cause losses in the areas of emotional and cognitive function and quality of life that transcend the financial. If a direct or indirect link can be established between brain injury and the actions of another party, that party may be held legally responsible for some or all damages resulting from the injury.

Contact Kanoski Bresney

If you or a family member has suffered serious brain injury through the negligence of another, call Kanoski Bresney right away. Our Peoria brain injury attorneys are here to protect your rights and aggressively pursue the maximum compensation available under the law.