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Alabama's Personal Injury Lawyer

Birmingham Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers

Birmingham Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers

Help for Alabama TBI and Concussion Victims

A traumatic brain injury can wreak havoc on your life and those around you. You deserve compensation when you get a TBI at no fault. Mezrano Law Firm is there. Our Birmingham traumatic brain injury lawyers fight for families throughout Alabama. Call today to learn more about our services.

How Much Does a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Cost?

We work on a contingency basis for personal injury. A contingency fee basis means we do not charge you anything unless we win a settlement in or out of court. This fee structure ensures we work hard for your case and that you don't have even more out-of-pocket expenses during a stressful time. Reach out today for a free consultation today. At Mezrano Law, we offer contingency fee schedules for other practice areas such as:

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, covers a wide range of complex injuries affecting:

  • Cognitive development or abilities
  • Behavioral patterns
  • Motor skills
  • Mood
  • Personality
  • Sensory processing

Did You Know?

“Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in children and young adults in the United States.” – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

The Leading Causes of TBI

Brain injuries are categorized in two ways: closed-head injuries, where the skull remains intact and penetrating injuries, where an object enters the skull and injures the brain. A TBI may result from either of these types of injuries. According to the Mayo Clinic, these are the leading causes of brain injuries:

  • Falls
  • Vehicle-related crashes
  • Acts of violence
  • Sports injuries
  • Explosive blasts and combat-related injuries

Risks of Falls and TBI

Falls are one of the leading causes of brain injury. What’s important to know is that falls don’t have to be from heights to cause a severe injury. A person who trips or slips and then falls, as a result, can be seriously injured. Small children and the elderly are especially at risk.

If your loved one falls in a nursing home, you may be able to hold the nursing home accountable for negligence. Often, blocked pathways or unsafe furniture design are to blame. Other times, it could be a combination of medications that causes balance issues. Give us a call today.

Car Accidents and Brain Injuries

Car accidents are another leading cause of traumatic brain injury. The impact of two vehicles colliding can create enough force to whip a person’s head back and forth. This is the basis of whiplash, which can cause long-term inflammation. It can also lead to cracked or compressed vertebrae in the neck, which may lead to necessary surgical procedures to fix. People can sustain a concussion at 5 miles per hour.

Traumatic Brain Injury Can Be Chronic

We tend to think of TBI as a one-time event. The truth is that a TBI is more like a chronic disease. According to research compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a moderate-to-severe TBI:

  • Leaves 55% of victims moderately or severely disabled
  • Decreases life expectancy by nine years
  • Increases the risk of:
    • Infections – 9x more likely
    • Accidental drug poisoning – 11x more likely
    • Pneumonia – 6x more likely
    • Seizures – 50x more likely

(All CDC summaries are based on patients still alive after five years.)

Like many other chronic diseases, TBI does not have a “cure” per se. Some patients will heal, but more than half will stay the same or worsen.

Hiring Birmingham Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers For Your Case

If you sustain a brain injury in Birmingham, the right lawyer can make all the difference. Mezrano Law Firm represents clients throughout Alabama who has been seriously injured by other people. When you choose us, you’re choosing attorneys who:

  • Won’t settle with the insurance company for less than what you deserve
  • Aren’t afraid to take your fight to court
  • Help you find the right neurologist
  • Connect you to resources and support
  • Work with outside field experts to help you plan for a life with a brain injury.
  • Help apply for Social Security Disability Insurance

A traumatic brain injury can have a life-long impact on families. The Birmingham TBI attorneys of Mezrano Law Firm help Alabamians when they need us the most. To schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced injury lawyer, please call 205-206-6300 or fill out our contact form.

Birmingham Resources for TBI Victims and Caretakers

Many resources are available for people with brain injuries and their caretakers. The Alabama Head Injury Foundation(AHIF) in Hoover offers a wealth of information, but here are some places you can start:

AHIF support group – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Patton Ridge Apts
2122 Rocky Ridge Road, Hoover
Meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month
(205) 213-4353 o 800-433-8002

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS)

  • For adaptive technology: 1-800-671-6837 (or TTY 800-499-1816)
  • For information about the ICBM delivery system: 1-800-671-6837
    • 236 Goodwin Crest Drive, Homewood, AL 35219
  • For ADRS Lakeshore: (205) 870-5999, or 1-800-441-7609
    • 3830 Ridgeway Drive, Birmingham, AL 35259-9127

Children’s of Alabama

1600 7th Ave. S.
Birmingham AL 352332
205-638-9100

 

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