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Bloomington Brain Injury Attorney

Severe brain injury can cause symptoms that last a lifetime. It can affect the way a person moves about, thinks, and controls his or her emotions. If you or your loved one has suffered brain injury through the negligence of another, contact Kanoski Bresney in Bloomington, Illinois right away. You may have a claim for compensation against the responsible party.

Why Choose Our Firm?

  • We have more than 40 years of experience representing people who have been wrongfully injured due to negligence.
  • We are client-oriented and committed to serving the best interests of the people we represent.
  • We are the largest personal injury law firm in Central Illinois, with 12 attorneys and more than two dozen staff to handle your brain injury claim.

Why You Need a Lawyer

Our experienced Bloomington brain injury attorneys will launch an immediate investigation of your claim to determine what caused your injuries and who should be held responsible. We may consult with accident reconstruction and other professionals as part of our investigation. In assessing the full extent of your damages, we may consult with medical professionals to determine the impact your brain injury will have on your life. Our goal is to pursue full and fair compensation for your injuries, through settlement or trial, if necessary.

What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain caused by trauma, often resulting from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. An object that penetrates the skull, such as a bullet, can also cause TBI. Mild traumatic brain injury may temporarily affect the brain cells. Severe traumatic brain injury can cause bleeding, bruising, torn tissues, and physical damage to the brain that can result in long-term complications or death.

What Are the Symptoms?

Traumatic brain injury symptoms may appear immediately after the trauma or days or weeks later. Symptoms will depend on the severity of the injury.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms

If TBI is mild, symptoms may include:

  • A dazed, confused, or disoriented state
  • Loss of consciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Drowsiness or fatigue
  • Dizziness or loss of balance
  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping more than usual

Symptoms of Moderate to Severe TBI

Moderate to severe traumatic brain injury can cause serious physical, mental, and cognitive symptoms, including:

  • Loss of consciousness for minutes to hours
  • Loss of coordination
  • Slurred speech
  • Headache that persists or worsens
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Dilation of one or both pupils
  • Profound confusion
  • Inability to waken
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Clear fluids draining from the ears or nose
  • Agitation, combativeness, or unusual behavior
  • Coma and other disorders of consciousness

Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury

Any accident or incident that causes trauma or a jolt to the head or body can cause TBI. Common causes, as stated by the Mayo Clinic include:

  • Car crashes
  • Motorcycle wrecks
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
  • Slip, trip, and fall accidents
  • Violence, including gunshot wounds, domestic violence, and assaults
  • Sports injuries
  • Explosive blasts

Contact Our Bloomington Brain Injury Lawyers

Severe traumatic brain injury can result in significant medical expenses, lost wages, and long-term disability, causing financial hardship for victims and their families. If you or your family member has suffered TBI caused by someone else’s negligence, call Kanoski Bresney in Bloomington today.