Head injuries, including concussions as well as other types of head trauma, have been discussed frequently on this site. Head injuries are particularly problematic from an overall health perspective for many reasons. Among the more worrisome aspect of head injuries is that the long-term health impact of various types of head injuries is, in many cases, unclear. As well, depending upon the type and nature of head injury sustained, various types of impairments – some permanent – can be ongoing in nature.
Another aspect of head injuries is that often head injuries will cause substantial expenses of various types. As well, there may be an inability to work, which leads to lost wages.
These expenses and lost wages, among other factors, may lead someone who has sustained a head injury to seek accident injury compensation through filing a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party.
During accidents, there are many different types of head injuries that can occur. Among common injuries are concussions. However, other types of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can occur.
Any time a head injury occurs, it is recommended that one should have it immediately assessed by a qualified medical professional. Head injuries can often be serious, and in many cases fatal. More information with regard to head trauma can be seen on the Traumatic Brain Injuries page.
An example of a Chicago pedestrian accident that caused a head injury is summarized below.
The accident was a “hit & run” accident that happened on September 23, 2016, in which two pedestrians were injured in Lincoln Park.
An excerpt from the Chicago Sun-Times article of October 9, 2016, titled “Man charged with striking two women in Lincoln Park hit-and-run“:
Brenton Holston, 24, faces four counts of leaving the scene of a crash causing great bodily harm and two counts of aggravated reckless driving, all felonies, according to Chicago Police and Cook County court records.
At 8:07 p.m. Sept. 23, the two women — 24 and 34 — were walking in the street headed west in the 1800 block of North Clybourn when a black Acura sedan struck them, police said. The driver then made a U-turn in the middle of Clybourn and struck them both again.
The two pedestrians suffered various injuries during the collision, and were taken to Northwestern Hospital for treatment of their accident injuries.
As described in the dnainfo.com article of October 9 titled “Man Charged In Lincoln Park Hit-And-Run That Left 2 Women Injured: Police,” quoting Chicago Police spokesman Officer Kevin Quaid:
A 24-year-old woman sustained life-threatening injuries to her abdomen, back and buttocks, and her hip was injured, Quaid said. She was taken to Northwestern Hospital in critical condition.
A 34-year-old woman’s head was injured and she was taken to Northwestern Hospital in serious condition, Quaid said.
The traffic accident investigation was conducted by the Chicago Police Major Accidents Investigation Unit.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this Chicago hit & run pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times and dnainfo.com articles seen above.
Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.
Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer. Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.
During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases. In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.
To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time. This legal consultation is free.