Chicago Head & Face Injury Lawyer
Head and Face InjuriesIf you are involved in a traumatic accident, many parts of your body may potentially be injured. While any type of injury can have lasting effects and can require extensive treatment, injuries to the head and face can be particularly difficult to deal with. These injuries can affect your ability to speak, eat, drink, see, hear, or function properly. They can be painful, difficult to treat, and leave you with lifelong impairments or disfigurement.In many situations, an injury to your head or face may be caused by another negligent party. If another party’s negligence or a wrongful act caused your accident and injuries, the law gives you the right to seek compensation from that party through either an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit in civil court. In either case, it is critical to seek help from a lawyer who has the experience and skill needed to handle your particular type of case.At the law office of Abels & Annes in Chicago, we represent clients who have sustained life-changing injuries and incurred overwhelming losses. Please contact us to discuss how we may help you.Serious Injuries to the Face or HeadAny type of injury to the top portion of your body can be serious and require emergency medical care and ongoing treatment. The following are some examples of accidental head and face injuries that can significantly affect your life:Fractured and Broken BonesYour face and head have many different bones that can be fractured or completely broken. Such injuries can cause pain, changes to your appearance, and numerous complications. Some of these types of fractures include:
Skull - Your skull can crack or become depressed when subjected to direct trauma. While a skull fracture may cause deformities, parts of the bone can also penetrate your brain tissue and cause serious damage.
Cheekbones - Your cheekbones are delicate bones that can easily fracture under pressure or trauma. Some cheekbone fractures require one or more surgeries to repair.
Nose - While a broken nose is a relatively common injury, it should never be taken lightly. Timely treatment is important to set your nose properly and to avoid possible breathing complications or the need for surgery.
Jaw - A broken jaw has one of the most difficult recovery periods of facial fractures, as your jaw will likely need to be stabilized in the shut position for weeks, making it very difficult to speak and forcing you to be on a liquid diet.All facial and skull fractures can be painful and change your appearance significantly, especially if they are not properly diagnosed and treated right away.Dental InjuriesYour teeth are an essential part of your face—both for the purposes of eating and the way you look. Having damaged teeth can significantly impact your life by causing constant pain and causing you to have a damaged smile. Dental repair can be extremely costly and some dental injury victims require veneers or implants to replace teeth that are not repairable.Traumatic Brain InjuriesAnytime your head hits anything or is jostled around sharply, your brain can hit the inside of your skull and become injured. The effects of a traumatic brain injury will depend on which part of the brain was affected and the severity of the damage. Some effects of this type of injury include:
- Difficulty processing information
- Lack of focus and concentration
- Slurred speech
- Behavioral and emotional control issues
- Memory loss
- Decreased coordination and balance
- Car accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and falls
- Accidents caused by dangerous products
- Construction accidents
- Playground accidents
- Violent assaults