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Head and Brain Injuries

Chicago Head Injury Attorneys

Representing the Victims of Traumatic Brain Injuries Throughout Illinois

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and head injuries often are life-altering, causing serious physical, cognitive, emotional, and social impairment. And the costs of medical care and accommodations can be exorbitant. At Cogan & Power, P.C., our Chicago head injury attorneys are dedicated to protecting the victims of catastrophic personal injury accidents, including those that result in traumatic brain injuries, amputations, nerve damage, and burn injuries. We have the experience and skill to get you the compensation that you need and deserve, including compensation for past and future medical bills, lost income, disability, future care, loss of normal life, and pain and suffering.

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(312) 477-2500
If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury, contact the dedicated Chicago brain injury lawyers for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss a possible personal injury or medical malpractice lawsuit.

Proven Track Record of Success

We have obtained a number of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in brain injury cases, including a $7.650 million verdict in a birth injury case in which a baby suffered from cerebral palsy caused by the obstetrical negligence of a nurse who misread fetal heart monitor strips. Collectively, our three partners have obtained over $250 million in compensation for our clients.

Big-Firm Experience, Small-Firm Attention

Because we are a small firm that values collaboration, we draw on the various skills and proficiencies of each of our Chicago injury attorneys in every one of our cases. Accordingly, our clients not only enjoy a one-on-one relationship with a partner, but they also benefit from the input of our impressive and vastly experienced team of attorneys. Clients appreciate our collaborative approach to legal representation, because it allows us to provide small-firm personal attention with big-firm legal experience.

Moreover, because we focus on complex medical malpractice cases, as well as obstetrical negligence, trucking accidents and personal injury, we are able to assemble a team of knowledgeable medical experts, economists, life care planners, medical illustrators, and other consultants necessary to pursue a successful claim.

Common Causes of Head and Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries can be caused by a variety of accidents, but some of the most common causes of head injuries include:

Commercial trucking accidents
Public transit accidents
Motorcycle accidents
Birth injuries
Slip and falls
Construction accidents
Medical malpractice
Sports injuries

Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries vary in type and severity, depending on the circumstances of the accident. Common causes of head injuries include:


which can result in confusion, blurred vision, memory loss, nausea and, in some severe cases, unconsciousness.


which can stretch and damage nerve cells, causing severe injury, permanent brain damage, or death.

Direct trauma injuries,

such as skull fractures, contusions, and brain hemorrhages.

Diffuse axonal injuries,

which can result from a severe and sudden twisting of the brain.


which is caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain.

Secondary brain injury,

such as swelling of the brain, collection of blood on the brain, or fluid on the brain.

Liability for Brain Injuries

If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, loss of normal life, and pain and suffering. Because lawsuits involving brain injuries raise complex legal and medical issues, it is imperative to consult with an experienced and skillful head injury attorney like the Chicago brain injury attorneys at Cogan & Power. We have considerable experience representing clients in a variety of personal injury lawsuits involving catastrophic injuries, such as brain injuries, amputations and nerve damage.

If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury, contact the Chicago head injury law firm of Cogan & Power at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free consultation to discuss a possible personal injury or medical malpractice lawsuit. If you cannot come to our offices in downtown Chicago, we will come to you. And because we take cases on a contingency basis, you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.