At ANTHONY BRUOZAS & ASSOCIATES, P.C., we represent people in Illinois who have suffered serious injuries including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, other neck and back injuries, burns, broken bones and damaged nerves. These types of injuries commonly occur in automobile collisions, on the job or on account of a defective product. Such cases are of a complex nature which require us to consult and rely upon experts in technical fields such as engineering, medicine and economics so that we can pinpoint the precise cause of a client’s injury and estimate the full extent of damages suffered and which the client will likely continue to suffer in long into the future. We have a great deal of experience in handling these types of cases and a solid track record in assisting clients in obtaining the maximum available recovery.

Serious injuries require ongoing treatment, medical care, rehabilitation, and therapy. Oftentimes there is a great deal of pain and emotional suffering that accompany the recovery. Insurance company settlements offers typically fail to take into account the long-lasting impact of these injuries, so it is important to have experienced legal representation who can accurately evaluate your case and aggressively fight to obtain the full recovery to which you deserve.

Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury (“TBI”) occurs when the brain is damaged because of a sudden impact to the head or extreme shaking. TBIs vary widely in severity, ranging from a mild and temporary concussion to severe and permanent damage such as bleeding, temporary unconsciousness, memory loss (amnesia), permanent coma, or even death.

Brain damage is irreversible in many cases and often requires expensive long-term treatment, care, therapy, and rehabilitation. In some cases, you or a loved one might have suffered a TBI without consciously realizing it. Symptoms to look for include:

• Persistent headaches and neck pain
• Ears ringing
• Nausea
• Blurred vision
• Increased sensitivity to lights and sound
• Lethargy
• Insomnia
• Loss of sense of smell and/ or taste
• Difficulty maintaining balance
• Difficulty making decisions
• Difficulty remembering things
• Difficulty in talking
• Unexplained mood changes

If you experience these symptoms or notice a loved one exhibiting these symptoms then seek medical attention as soon as possible so that proper treatment can begin.

Other Neck and Back Injuries
A herniated disc occurs when the outer area of the discs of cartilage protecting each vertebra tear, allowing the softer center of the disc to protrude out. This causes severe pain, limited mobility, numbness and sometimes paralysis. Typical treatment includes steroid injections and can require surgery to remove the bulging part of the disc.

Accidents can also result in broken vertebrae. Accidents which result in a broken neck or back can cause intense pain, require surgery and even temporary or permanent paralysis if the bone fragments press against the spinal cord or tear it.

Broken Bones and Fractures
Motor vehicle and workplace accidents often result in broken bones. Many broken bones heal completely after being placed in a cast. However, depending on the severity of a broken bone, surgery and extensive physical therapy may be required to recover full mobility of the affected bones. In the most serious cases, the broken bone can result in permanently decreased mobility.

Consult an Experienced Attorney
An initial settlement offer made by an insurance company is highly unlikely to be enough to compensate for the lifetime care and rehabilitation costs resulting from a serious injury. Anthony Bruozas has a proven record of success recovering for his clients and works tirelessly to help you and your family through this difficult time. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, burn, or serious broken bone, we are here to help. If you are unable to come to us, we can visit you at home or in the hospital. To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case contact Anthony Bruozas & Associates, P.C.at 708-370-0769 or by e-mail at info@bruozaslaw.com.