Traumatic Brain Injuries And The Difficulties They Cause

Traumatic brain injuries are often discussed on this site, as such injuries often lead to temporary as well as permanent impairments. These impairments, as well as other difficulties associated with head injuries, can cause significant hardships.

Such traumatic brain injuries can result from a broad range of accidents, including car accidents, other types of vehicle accidents, and other types of personal injury.

Due to the hardships that such head injuries can cause – especially if they result in serious brain injuries – extensive medical care can be required. This medical care can include hospitalization, testing, surgeries, and various types of rehabilitation.

Some traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions, can have short-term impacts.  For example, mild concussions can have symptoms that subside in a couple of weeks.  However, even in these instances, the long-term health impact is unclear, and many believe that numerous mild concussions can have significant adverse long-term health implications.

For severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI) that aren’t fatal, such injuries can lead to permanent impairments.  In such instances, significant amounts of medical treatment and medical care may be required.  Since medical treatment for traumatic brain injuries is often costly and can have other adverse financial impacts (such as lost wages due to an inability to work) many who are injured seek to file personal injury lawsuits if the accident was the fault of another person or party.

In some instances, accidents involving traumatic brain injuries lead to death, either at the accident scene or at some later time.

There was a January 2, 2019 Riverside car crash that involved a driver being injured and hospitalized with a head injury. An excerpt regarding the head trauma suffered by the driver, Tyler Plunkett, from the January 4, 2019 La Grange Patch article titled “Drugged Driver Hits Car Stopped At Red Light: Riverside Cops“: 

The officer went to the scene to render medical aid, and found Plunkett had a severe head injury. He was taken to MacNeal Hospital by Riverside paramedics.

Additional details concerning head injuries can be seen in the sources mentioned above.


Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Joseph Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Joseph Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Joseph Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Joseph 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 Joseph Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Joseph Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Joseph Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Joseph Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

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