Rozek Law Offices – Making Communities More Safe
Rozek Law Offices is a Milwaukee personal injury law firm devoted to representing those who have been injured. The practice is limited to representation of people that have sustained serious injuries as a result of negligent or wrongful conduct. Rozek Law Offices’ ultimate goal is a safer society. The law firm passionately believes that negligent parties should be held fully accountable for the consequences of their carelessness or intentional disregard for the safety of others. Full accountability requires Rozek Law Offices to recover all of their client’s harms and losses to the fullest extent, which also helps to put the injury victim back on the road to recovery, both medically and financially. It is the firm’s hope that full accountability of the negligent person or company will deter such careless conduct in the future. Rozek Law Offices’ comprehensive approach to the full development of their client’s harms and losses results in satisfied clients.
Attorney Randy Rozek
The most important decision injury victims are faced with following their accident, is their choice of the right lawyer for their case. When you hire Rozek Law Offices, you are hiring Randy Rozek to handle your case from start to finish. As an experienced personal injury lawyer, Randy Rozek is uniquely skilled with expert knowledge of the medicine and of the law. He has a long record of successful outcomes in personal injury cases. He is a respected leader in the field, receiving referrals from former clients, doctors, judges and other lawyers. Randy is also routinely asked to teach other lawyers around the country how to successfully represent personal injury victims..
Attorney Rozek also intentionally limits the number of clients he represents at any one time in order to guarantee his clients get the best representation possible. So if you chose to hire Rozek Law Offices and Randy agrees to represent you, then you can be sure that you will receive the personal representation of Randy Rozek throughout the process. You will not be passed off to another attorney with little or no experience.
Traumatic Brain Injury Victim Representation
Randy Rozek is a well-respected member and leader in many national legal organizations, with a particular emphasis in the representation of brain injury victims. Along with owning and managing his own Wisconsin personal injury law firm, Randy is Of Counsel to the Brain Injury Law Group – a national law firm dedicated to advocating on behalf of traumatic brain injury victims and their families. The representation of brain injury victims can be uniquely challenging and requires a tremendous amount of an attorney’s time, patience and resources. It should not be left to an attorney or law firm without a clear understanding of the challenges faced in the representation of brain injury victims. A law firm representing brain injury victims must be willing to limit the number of clients they represent at any one time as it is simply not possible to provide the necessary amount of time, attention and resources to a high number of brain injury victims. Brain injury victims and their attorneys must understand that these cases can be complicated and cannot be handled with one simple telephone call.
Randy has experience obtaining settlements and verdicts for brain injury victims across the spectrum, from concussion (mild traumatic brain injury) to coma (severe traumatic brain injury). Randy understands that each brain injury victim is impacted differently by their injury and regardless of the initial severity of the head injury, any type of traumatic brain injury can result in long term disability.
What is Traumatic Brain Injury?
According to the Mayo Clinic, traumatic brain injury occurs when an external mechanical force causes brain dysfunction. Traumatic brain injury usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head such as a concussion. An object penetrating the skull, such as a shattered piece of skull, also can cause traumatic brain injury.
Mild traumatic brain injury may cause temporary dysfunction of brain cells. More serious traumatic brain injury can result in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other physical damage to the brain that can result in long-term complications or death.
It’s important to note the symptoms experienced by brain injury victims as the following:
- Loss of consciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes
- No loss of consciousness, but a state of being dazed, confused or disoriented
- Nausea or vomiting
- Fatigue or drowsiness
- Difficulty sleeping
- Sleeping more than usual
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Sensory problems, such as blurred vision, ringing in the ears, a bad taste in the mouth or changes in the ability to smell
- Sensitivity to light or sound
Cognitive or mental symptoms
- Memory or concentration problems
- Mood changes or mood swings
- Feeling depressed or anxious
What do I do if I have TBI?
Make sure you see a doctor and let them know the symptoms you’ve been experiencing but it is important to explain the specific problems that you are dealing with in order for them to diagnose you properly.
We also strongly recommend that you contact an experienced brain injury attorney to learn about your rights and to get the professional legal expertise you need, which you can find here at Rozek.
At Rozek Law Offices, in 53211 our star Milwaukee brain injury lawyer Randy Rozek has handled countless TBI cases representing clients who have suffered concussions, among other types of brain injuries. Although considered minor, concussions are not to be taken lightly, especially among children.
According to concussion law Statute 118.293, the law requires all youth athletic organizations to educate coaches, athletes and parents on the risks of concussions and head injuries and prohibits participation in a youth activity until the athlete and parent or guardian has returned a signed agreement sheet indicating they have reviewed the concussion and head injury informational materials.
The law requires immediate removal of an individual from a youth athletic activity if symptoms indicate a possible concussion has been sustained. A person who has been removed from a youth athletic activity because of a determined or suspected concussion or head injury, may not participate again until he or she is evaluated by a health care provider and receives written clearance from the health care provider to return to the activity.
This law became necessary after hundreds of cases involving youths suffering from symptoms following concussions, including some affected by them years later. In 2016, a well-known lawsuit filed in Wisconsin against Pop Warner, a Pennsylvania-based youth football organization, was settled.
Debra Pyka sued the Pop Warner Foundation and others in the federal court for Wisconsin’s western district in 2015, alleging that at age 25 her son Joseph Chernach committed suicide due to brain damage he suffered during the four years he participated in the Pop Warner football program.
An autopsy after his death revealed that Chernach suffered from the disease known as Demenitia Pugilistica, or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). The disease was a major factor contributing to his suicide as it “caused severe emotional, behavior, cognitive and physical problems,” all of which contributed to Chernach’s mental state of mind at the time of his hanging,” the lawsuit states.
In an article posted by the Insurance Journal, The lawsuit alledged that the Pop Warner organization was aware that the risk of injury to young children playing football was even greater than the risk to older players, but failed to warn the players and their families about that heightened risk.
The Wisconsin State Legislature substantiates cases like these. According to Chapter 51.01, brain injury means any injury to the brain, regardless of age at onset, whether mechanical or infectious in origin and recognizes that the results are expected to continue indefinitely. The law also defines developmental disability as a disability attributable to TBI.
The State’s county developmental disabilities services board annually identify brain-injured persons in need of services within the county and no later than January 30 of each year must report to the department the age and location of those brain-injured persons who are receiving treatment.
Veteran personal injury attorney Randall Rozek serves on the Board of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice and is the editor of the Journal of Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation. A member of the Brain Injury Association of America, Rozek also speaks to lawyers and doctors in order to educate them on such issues, particularly in the area of representing victims of Traumatic Brain Injury. . In May of 2016, a jury returned a $7.25 million verdict in a difficult bicycle vs. pickup truck collision after only 3 days of trial. The award was based on Rozek’s success at excluding certain damaging evidence and overcoming unfavorable testimony from the defendant, investigating police officer and an independent witness. In his closing, Rozek asked for $5.25 million, but the jury recognized the severity of his client’s injury and instead awarded $7.25 million.