What is a brain injury?


More than 1.5 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury every year. According to the Brain Injury Association of Illinois, an acquired brain injury is a brain injury that has occurred after birth and is not hereditary, congenital, or degenerative. A traumatic brain injury is a type of acquired brain injury, one that is caused by external force that may produce a diminished or altered state of consciousness. Head and brain injuries can easily be overlooked as sometimes symptoms don’t occur immediately.

Whether you or a loved one were impacted by a brain injury, you may deserve compensation. James J. Gay Law, LLC will work with you to recover the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering, loss of normal life, cost of medical expenses, and lost wages in a timely manner.

To win damages in a brain injury case against a person or entity, we’ll have to prove that there was a breach of duty, meaning an act done outside of what is considered reasonable and that the injury was caused directly by this breach of duty.

James J. Gay Law, LLC can help if you or a loved one were involved in one of the following types of incidents that may have caused a brain injury:

  • Automobile accident *
  • Motorcycle accident *
  • Slip and fall or premise liability *
  • Sports injury
  • Medical malpractice *
  • Work-related accident *
  • Firearm injuries
  • Violence
  • parties

If you or a loved one have experienced these or other injuries as a result of an accident, call us for an appointment today.

Symptoms you or a loved one may have suffered, or continue to suffer, will vary depending on the type of brain injury and which part of the brain is affected. Some symptoms you might experience as a result of the head injury could be:

  • Loss consciousness, even for a few seconds
  • Inability to awaken
  • Headaches
  • Vomiting and/or nausea
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Blurred or doubled vision
  • Change in sleep patterns
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty memory, concentration, or attention
  • Dilation of one or both pupils
  • Cognitive deficits
  • Motor deficits
  • Sensory deficits
  • Communication or language deficits
  • Personality changes
If you or a loved one experienced these symptoms, one or more of these types of head injuries could have occurred:

  • Concussions
  • Whiplash
  • Direct trauma injury
  • Diffuse axonal injuries
  • Hypoxia
  • Secondary brain injury
  • Brain hemorrhage
  • Skull fracture
  • Loss of oxygen to the brain

How we can help you with your brain injury case

After suffering a brain injury, some are able to return to a similar quality of life as they had before the incident, while others might never be the same. While this time is difficult for you and your family, James J. Gay Law, LLC has experienced attorneys who will fight for you. Our lawyers are here to ease the financial burden that can result from brain injuries.

We will fight to get you compensation for such things as:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Therapy and other out-of-pocket expenses
  • Lost wages or loss of future earning capacity
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Loss of normal life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disability
  • Wrongful death *

Give us a call today 312.800.1970 and make an appointment.


We’ll take a look at your case and discuss how we can get help you get back on your feet again with the compensation you need.


James J. Gay Law fights for individuals who have sustained injuries in a variety of situations. Different degrees of fault can exist and several elements are necessary to prove a case in court and be successful against the wrongdoer or negligent party in a tort action. Also, more than one person or party may be at fault, and responsibility may be apportioned among all of the wrongdoers.

In some instances, the victim may even be partly at fault for the tragedy but that does not necessarily mean the person does not have a right to bring a lawsuit. Consulting with an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer such as James J. Gay Law, LLC is important to determine whether or not a particular claim should be brought to court to achieve a fair resolution for an injured person.

Working with an experienced law firm is the only way to recover the damages you or your loved one are owed. Make an appointment with the James J. Gay Law and you’ll receive a free consultation with an experienced lawyer who can help you recover both monetary and non-economic damages.