Lawyers Fighting For The Rights Of Accident Victims With Neurological Injuries
After a car accident or slip-and-fall, injuries are not always as straightforward as broken bones, cuts and bruises. Our bodies are fragile, and initial injuries can give way to long-lasting and complex problems that result in chronic pain, numbness and mobility issues.
Anesi Ozmon, LTD, has been advocating for injury victims throughout Illinois since 1955. Our attorneys understand that when clients have experienced a neurological injury, it has the potential to result in serious suffering and to greatly limit their lives. If your injuries were due to another’s negligence, our attorneys are ready to help you seek full accountability and compensation.
Neurological Injuries Impacting The Central Nervous System
A person’s central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal column. Damage to any part of this complex network can cause major impairment.
Perhaps the best-known form of neurological injury is the traumatic brain injury (TBI), sometimes referred to as a concussion. TBIs result in a variety of physical, cognitive and emotional impairments that can greatly disrupt a person’s life.
Many types of back injuries are also classified as injuries to the central nervous system.
Peripheral Nervous System Injuries Are Common After Accidents
Our bodies also have a peripheral nervous system, which largely consists of the nerves that link the central nervous system with the rest of the body. There are two broad categories of peripheral nervous system injuries caused by physical trauma: neuropathy and radiculopathy. Both can result in symptoms that include:
- Chronic pain and/or numbness in limbs or other parts of the body
- Weakness in the legs and arms
- Difficulty with walking and maintaining balance
- Difficulty with certain motor skills like grasping objects
Because radiculopathy impacts nerves leaving the spinal column, victims diagnosed with the condition often experience pain and other problems in their neck and lower back.
Personal Injury Scenarios Leading To Neurological Injuries
As mentioned above, neurological injuries are often caused by physical trauma. Common examples include:
- Injuries to pedestrians struck by motor vehicles
- Bicycling injures (including collisions with motor vehicles)
- Car, truck and motorcycle accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Being struck on the head or back by falling or swinging objects
- Physical assaults
- Falls in nursing homes
- Falls from height, such as scaffolding accidents at a construction site
Our attorneys can help you understand and utilize all of your legal options following an injury. If you were hurt on the job, they can help you file and/or appeal a workers’ compensation claim. If you were injured by another person’s negligence, they will fight to obtain maximum compensation in a personal injury claim.