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Springfield, IL Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

McDonough County personal injury lawyer for TBI, amputations, spine injuries

Attorneys for Severe Injuries and Disabilities in Sangamon, McLean, Macon, and Champaign Counties

Injuries of any kind can be painful and difficult to deal with, and the expenses related to treatment and recovery can be high. However, some injuries are so severe that they are life-changing, leading to permanent disability, extreme pain, and emotional trauma that affects the victim and their loved ones. When these types of injuries occur because of someone else's negligence, or when they are intentionally inflicted, victims should consult with an attorney who can help them understand how to receive financial compensation through a personal injury claim or lawsuit.

At Kanoski Bresney, we have been working with injury victims for more than 40 years, and our lawyers have secured verdicts and settlements totaling over $400 million. We regularly work with medical examiners, accident reconstruction experts, and financial experts to find out who was responsible for your injury and demonstrate the ways it has affected you and your family. We will do everything possible to provide you with respect, response, and results that will allow you to recover from this difficult experience.

The Impact of Catastrophic Injuries

Victims may need to deal with the effects of a severe injury for years or even the rest of their lives. In the worst cases, these injuries result in a person's wrongful death. Catastrophic injuries may include:

  • Amputations - The loss of an arm or leg will leave a victim permanently disabled, and in addition to immediate medical treatment, they may need to use a prosthetic limb and receive ongoing physical and occupational therapy. Even the loss of smaller parts of the body, such as a finger or toe, can cause a great deal of pain and difficulty that affects a person's ability to work and complete daily tasks.
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) - A blow to the head or other incidents that affect the brain can have long-lasting or permanent effects, including memory loss, seizures, difficulty with concentration, balance and coordination issues, sensitivity to light and sound, personality changes, mood disorders, and chronic headaches.
  • Burn injuries - Severe burns can be incredibly painful, and damage to the skin, muscles, or nerves can lead to disabilities. In some cases, skin grafts or other forms of surgery may be needed, and a victim may experience scarring and disfigurement, as well as emotional trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Fractures - Even mild broken bones can be very painful and take months to heal. In more serious cases, bones may be shattered or crushed, and surgery may be necessary to reconstruct a bone through the use of metal pins, screws, rods, or plates. Fractures in joints such as the elbows, wrists, hands, shoulders, or knees can inhibit a person's movement and mobility and affect their ability to work and earn an income.
  • Paralysis and spinal cord injuries - A neck or back injury can damage the spinal cord, disrupting the brain's ability to send signals to the body, and different parts of the body can be affected depending on the level of the spine where the injury occurred. In an incomplete spinal cord injury, a person may still have some function, but they may also experience a great deal of pain and loss of sensation or control in some parts of the body. In a complete spinal cord injury, a person may suffer total paralysis, including paraplegia or quadriplegia.

Contact Our Champaign Severe Injury Lawyers

Treatment of catastrophic injuries can often be very expensive, and it may involve emergency medical care, multiple surgeries, ongoing physical therapy, medications, and assistive devices such as wheelchairs or prosthetics. Victims may be out of work for months or years while they are recovering, or they may be permanently disabled and unable to earn an income. Dealing with the pain and suffering related to an injury can be difficult, and it can affect both the victim and their family members. The attorneys of Kanoski Bresney can help you pursue compensation for all of the ways your injury has affected you and your family, and we will fight to make sure you are fully repaid for your damages. Contact our office today at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682 to arrange your free consultation. We represent injury victims throughout central Illinois, including Champaign County, Macon County, Sangamon County, McDonough County, Peoria County, Bloomington, Pekin, Springfield, Champaign, Decatur, Rushville, Quincy, Peoria, Schuyler County, Tazewell County, Adams County, McLean County, and Macomb.

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