Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur after falls, car accidents, or other head injuries and emerge as a chronic issue.


A TBI, traumatic brain injury, can happen in a variety of circumstances, and can have devastating effects. It can happen as a result of a direct blow to the head, or from rapid acceleration and deceleration of the brain inside the skull (this type most often occurs from a car accident). While most people who suffer a head injury can recover fairly quickly, many develop debilitating and chronic issues as a result.

Post-Concussion Syndrome

Nearly 50% of patients discharged from the emergency department with a minor head injury will develop "post-concussion syndrome" within 1 month of injury. Symptoms can be cognitive, behavioral and physical, and can range from being mild and transient to constant and utterly disabling.

Car Accidents

If you have been in a car accident, even a minor one, you should document any symptoms of possible brain injury and consult the attorneys at Schum Law right away. Car accidents can cause diffuse brain injuries from the acceleration and deceleration of the brain, and can be difficult to document. We can guide you and provide the direction you need in this situation.

Protecting Your Future

Brain injuries can have lifelong consequences. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, experienced post-concussion syndrome, or been in a car accident no matter how minor, we urge you to contact a lawyer at Schum Law as soon as possible. We focus on protecting your claim and getting you the financial compensation you deserve so you can put your efforts into recovering.

If you or a loved one has suffered from brain injury or you have a question that has not been answered, call Schum Law now. Contact Us or call us at (217) 239-6640 to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney.

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