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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has life-long consequences that can be physically, emotionally, and financially devastating to you and your family. Brain injuries are often overlooked or misdiagnosed. The best outcome is dependent on the very best treatment. If you or a loved one has suffered TBI, the experienced Illinois brain injury attorneys at Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd., can help you get the compensation you need and deserve.
The Evidence

     TBI does not always show up on standard medical tests. Medical breakthroughs are being made every day, and today's advanced technology allows doctors to detect and treat previously undetectable TBI.

 

 

  Single-Vehicle Accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 90 percent of fatal single-vehicle rollover accidents occur when a driver is engaged in standard driving maneuvering. This means that a majority of these accidents are not caused by factors such as distraction, speeding, or even alcohol.

Many rollover accidents are a result of poor vehicle design or roadway dangers. The only way to determine the cause of a rollover accident and ensure the proper party is held liable is with the help of an experienced auto accident attorney.

To schedule a free consultation with a Chicago auto accident attorney, please contact us today. Our firm fights for the rights of victims and their families in Chicago and all surrounding areas of Illinois

Varying Degrees of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries are also classified by their depth. The treatment for a serious burn injury can take years, cost thousands of dollars and require extensive, multiple surgeries. The location of your burn is also prone to infection and must be carefully taken care of. In severe cases, a burn injury can damage your nerves and affect other body parts and bodily functions.

The degrees of burns are:
First-degree burns: These burns affect the outer layer of your skin, called your epidermis. Symptoms include redness, pain and swelling. First-degree burns usually heal in a week, the most common being mild sunburn.

Second-degree burns: With this burn, the first layer of your skin has been burned through to your second layer, called your dermis. Symptoms include blisters, severe redness, and severe pain and swelling.

Third-degree burns: These severe burns destroy your first and second layer of skin, burning down to your third layer called your subcutaneous. Symptoms include skin that appears white, black or leathery. With third-degree burns, your skin’s nerve endings may have been destroyed, so you may not feel pain. But the skin surrounding your burn can be incredibly painful. These severe burns and the pain associated with them can cause a rapid pulse and difficulties breathing.