Brain Injury Claimed In Southern Illinois Car Accident Lawsuit

Among the most serious injuries that can result from vehicle accidents are brain injuries.  These injuries can range from concussions to other serious head injuries.  Serious brain injuries can lead to a fatality.  For those serious brain injuries that are not fatal, a person can suffer from various temporary and permanent impairments, and the head injury can be life-altering in many ways.  Due to the amount and types of medical care – which includes testing and possibly rehabilitation – medical bills are often substantial in nature.   Injury lawsuits are often filed as a way to get compensated for these medical costs and other monetary issues, such as lost income.

On this site, various aspects of head trauma – including both medical and legal issues – are discussed on the “Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) In Southern Illinois Accidents” page.

There has been a lawsuit filed concerning a Southern Illinois car accident in which a head injury (closed head brain injury) is among the claimed injuries.  The lawsuit is discussed in the March 7, 2018 Madison Record article titled “Motorist alleges brain injury from Troy collision.”

An excerpt regarding the lawsuit (with plaintiff Amanda A. Mason) and underlying accident, which allegedly involved a pickup truck “rear-ending” a car driven by Mason:

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 5, 2017, she was driving a 2008 Nissan Maxima on US Highway 40 near its intersection with Creekside Road in Troy when the defendant caused his pickup truck to strike the rear of her vehicle.

Mason claims she suffered closed head brain injury, pain and suffering, past and future lost wages and medical expenses.

The plaintiff alleges Penn negligently drove his vehicle too fast for the existing condition, failed to keep proper lookout and failed to use evasive actions to avoid a collision.

Additional details regarding these various Illinois injury lawsuit topics 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 legal situation and to determine the potential of a personal injury lawsuit.

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.

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Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC ( is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)

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