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The link between car accidents and brain injury

While you may not think about the possibility of suffering damage to your brain each time you head out on to the roadways across Illinois, the truth is that car accidents are a major cause of traumatic brain injuries in every state across the country. At the Law Offices of Mathys and Schneid, we can fight for your rights after an accident and seek compensation for a TBI or any other type of injury.

 

The Brain Injury Society states that car accidents are the cause of 286,000 TBIs every year. While this makes up 14.3 percent of the total number of brain injuries that occur annually, the hundreds of thousands of Americans who experience them are often left with debilitating injuries.

 

You may be surprised to learn that even car accidents at lower speeds can cause traumatic brain injuries. Often, the symptoms that are normally associated with a TBI will be less apparent when a mild injury has occurred, making it more difficult to recognize that something is wrong. Despite the fact that these injuries are less severe, they are still capable of causing long-term problems with memory and other brain functions.

 

Being able to recognize all symptoms of traumatic brain damage can help you get the help you need immediately following an accident. Besides the more common signs of unequally-dilated pupils, loss of consciousness, drowsiness, headache and nausea, there are several less frequent signs to watch for. These include sensitivity to light or noise, mood changes, altered sleep patterns and ringing in the ears. For more information on this topic, please visit our web page.

  1. "Committed To My Cause"

    I was struck by a car while cycling and severely, almost fatally injured. A team of excellent medical professionals performed complicated and extensive surgical and medical procedures as part of a successful effort to restore my health....
    -Jeff D.

  2. "Could not have made a better choice"

    We found Mark [Mathys] through the web after an auto accident in October 2011. While selecting someone you don't know to represent you can be a gamble, we could not have made a better choice....
    - Dave

  3. "Very satisfied"

    Mark [Mathys] is very professional. He responds almost immediately, via email, to any question, comment or concern I have and if he is not able to respond right away, he will let me know. I have been very satisfied with Mark so far and I am happy to be his client.
    -Jennifer

  4. "Easy to talk to"

    Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid were very professional and easy to talk to. Prior to working with them, my wife and I had no real experience with the legal system beyond a house closing, yet Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid explained the whole process to us very well. I knew that whenever I had a concern about our case or the legal system in general I could call their office or send an email and receive answers the same day... -Larry

  5. "Provided very wise advice"

    I've dealt with attorneys on a variety of issues, almost all of them since leaving college and entering the workplace. Mr. Mathys was the first attorney I had any real experience with, and I was impressed then and remain so. He provided very wise advice and always kept me informed. In the end, he delivered a favorable result. I recommend him highly.
    - Tyler D.

  6. "In-depth knowledge of the law"

    Mark [Schneid] is an excellent and skilled attorney and demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the law when he helped settle my dog bite lawsuit resulting from a traumatic incident. He explained what was needed of me and how I should handle the situation in a professional manner.
    - Karen K.

  7. "They went to bat for me"

    Not long ago I was involved in a car accident where I was hit by a gravel truck at an intersection. After I called Mathys & Schneid, even though I didn't have a very large case, they made me feel like I was one of their most important cases. They went to bat for me with the trucking company's insurance and got me a settlement. I would definitely recommend them to my family and friends. -Dan H.

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