Montgomery Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
Helping Alabama families move forward after a TBI
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a life changing injury for victims of any age. These injuries are serious to the point where you can wind up never returning to work or school, being unable to care for yourself and your family, and becoming paralyzed permanently. A TBI can occur in any situation in life so long as the impact with your head is strong enough to cause an injury. Our Montgomery traumatic brain injury attorneys from the Mezrano Law Firm understand the challenges you will face when dealing with a TBI. We know how hard it will be, even with a minor injury, to resume normal daily activities. Cal us today for help.
Fast facts about TBI in the U.S.
TBI causes an average of 155 deaths in the U.S. every day. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- “TBI contributed to the deaths of 56,800 people, including 2,529 deaths among children.
- TBI was diagnosed in approximately 288,000 hospitalizations, including over 23,000 among children. These consisted of TBI alone or TBI in combination with other injuries.”
Traumatic brain injuries are caused most often by car accidents, firearms accidents, and falls from heights. Some other causes of TBI include blunt force trauma to the head, assault, collisions in a sporting event, motorcycle accidents, construction accidents and any other incident where there is an impact with the head. The elderly and teenagers are the two groups most at risk for suffering a TBI.
Additional causes of TBI
The following mechanisms can be associated with TBI:
- Deceleration injuries
- Chemicals or toxic items
- Closed head injuries
- Open head injuries
Closed and open TBI
A closed head injury is an injury where there is no penetration of the skull. Concussions fall into this category. Closed head injuries often occur in car accidents and slip and fall cases. An open head injury is one where the skull is penetrated by a knife in a stabbing, a bullet in a shooting, or any other object that impales the head.
Warning signs for concussions
A concussion is one of the most common TBI injuries you can suffer in life. Concussions are not viewed as severe, but they can still have a major impact on how you operate on a daily basis. It can be tough to recover from a concussion, especially if you are young and constantly on the go. The best treatment method for a confirmed concussion is to get plenty of physical and mental rest. This means you should stay home from school, refrain from taking part in strenuous activities (working out, playing sports, working) and avoid watching TV, using a laptop or tablet, and avoid playing video games.
The signs and symptoms of a concussion could take hours or days to develop, which means you might not feel anything after an accident that resulted in something hitting your head or your head hitting a stationary object. That is why it’s always important to seek medical care following an accident. Delayed onset of pain is real and can lead to serious problems. The signs and symptoms of a concussion include the following:
- Pressure in your head
- Temporary loss of consciousness
- Feeling of being in a fog
- Amnesia related to the accident
- Trouble sleeping
- Sensitivity to sound and light
- Trouble concentrating
- Answering questions on a delay
- Slurred speech
- Ringing in the ears
Seek neurological care following a TBI
Our Montgomery traumatic brain injury attorneys at the Mezrano Law Firm recommend that you seek neurological care following a TBI. A neurologist is an important doctor who will conduct a litany of tests to determine the severity of the injury and how to proceed with treatment. Aside from cognitive tests and a full neurological evaluation, the neurologist will also order imaging tests of your brain. The imaging tests will show the doctor how much damage you suffered, where the damage is located on the brain, and what type of recovery you are looking at in the days, months, and years ahead.
Getting help in Montgomery for a traumatic brain injury
The Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ARDS) provides a number of services to TBI victims and their caretakers. To learn more about their traumatic brain injury program, please call:
888-879-4706 (in state)
205-290-4590 (out of state)
Contact the Mezrano Law Firm and our Montgomery traumatic brain injury attorneys
Did your loved one suffer a traumatic brain injury in a Montgomery construction accident? Did a car accident leave your spouse with a serious TBI? Has your teen suffered a concussion in an accident at school or on the field? You need to explore your options by speaking to the Mezrano Law Firm in Montgomery by calling 205-206-6300 today, or filling out our contact form. The longer you wait to file a claim, the likelier it becomes you will miss the statute of limitations to do so. Don’t miss out on your legal right to seek compensation for injuries caused by a third party.
If you have a case, you have a lawyer. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you.