Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

TBI, also known as traumatic brain injury, can be overwhelming. It’s usually caused by an accident, but sometimes it can be from the willful malicious act of another or the willful neglect to act that causes the injury. Dealing with the emotional stress of this situation can be a strain to the point of being unbearable. The law firm of Block, Klukas, Manzella & Shell is here for you. We serve Joliet and the surrounding cities of Mokena, New Lenox, Lockport and Plainfield with the excellent representation in handling traumatic brain injury cases.

How Does TBI Happen?

Traumatic brain injury can happen to anyone at any time. It can be as simple as a slip and fall hitting your head on something in front of you. It can also happen while playing sports, such as being tackled while engaged in playing football or hit by a fast curveball while playing baseball. One can fall off a horse or have a piece of equipment malfunction and hit them in the head on the job. TBI can happen to an elderly person from a fall or mistreatment in a nursing home setting. TBI can also occur in an automobile accident where you suffer extreme whiplash or it can happen to a baby or young child being shaken too hard, also called shaken baby syndrome. While all accidents are bad, it’s particularly devastating if an accident causes a loss of limbs, impaired mental ability or death. Catastrophic loss claims require a tremendous amount of investigation and research. For more than 60 years, we have served Joliet with the best legal representation possible. Our clients focus on getting well to the best of their ability while we fight for them. The quality of your life is important after a TBI incident and having a trusted and experienced traumatic brain injury attorney by your side is the best way to ensure you have the quality of life you deserve.

According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Centers for Disease Control, there are approximately 435,000 emergency room visits and more than 2,600 deaths due to TBI in children under the age of 14. In the United States, more than 50,000 people die each year in TBI related incidents. The symptoms of TBI can be severe with lifelong disabilities and for an adult who suffers from TBI can be the loss of potential income and eventually loss of life.

Attorneys Who Care About You

Elizabeth Klukas, a partner of the firm, has extensive experience as a traumatic brain injury attorney. She has been with the firm for more than 35 years and came from an insurance defense firm. Ms. Klukas’ practice is devoted 100 percent to litigation. In her experience, she knows how the insurance company will most likely address a claim and what their response will be. She isn’t afraid to go after them and is your warrior and traumatic brain injury lawyer seeking compensation for the damages due to you.