Alabama's Personal Injury Lawyer
Alabama's Personal Injury Lawyer

Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

Fighting for clients and families living with TBI throughout Alabama

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the significant causes of death in the United States. They contribute to about 30% of all injury deaths, and every day, 153 people in the U.S. die from injuries that include TBI, per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. TBI can have a long-lasting effect on a person, their family, and their ability to work and contribute to the community. If you or a loved one has experienced a TBI and the cause wasn't your fault, you need to call a traumatic brain injury lawyer to help you get the compensation you have a right to.

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Why Hire a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer at Mezrano Law Firm?

At Mezrano Law Firm, we are concerned for our clients suffering from traumatic brain injury because of the life-long effects it can have. TBIs affect not only you or a loved one physically but financially as well. We will work hard to seek the damages you deserve so you can focus on healing and getting your life back on track.

One of the primary tasks of a personal injury lawyer is to maximize the amount of compensation you can recover from the defendant. When you have an injury as serious as a traumatic brain injury, you may require ongoing medical care to address those medical issues. An Alabama traumatic brain injury lawyer understands the variety of consequences a brain injury can have in a person’s life. We work diligently to make sure that you receive fair compensation for the losses you have suffered and to keep up with the cost of the medical care that will be required.

How Much Does a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney Cost?

We work on a contingency basis for personal injury claims such as a fatal car accidents. 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. We also offer contingency fee schedules for other practice areas, such as:

What is Traumatic Brain  Injury?

The CDC defines a traumatic brain injury as a disruption to the brain's normal functioning caused by a bump, a blow, or a jolt to the head. A TBI's severity can range from "mild," resulting in a brief change in mental status, or "severe," resulting in an extended period of unconsciousness or memory loss after an injury.

Are Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries The Same?

A concussion is another term for mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Traumatic brain injury conjures a more permanent, disabling, long-term condition than the term concussion might, but that is not necessarily the case. In short, all concussions are traumatic brain injuries, but not all TBIs are concussions.

What Causes A Traumatic Brain Injury?

There are many factors that can cause a head injury. Some of the leading causes of TBI include:

Falls

At 47%, falls are the leading cause of TBI in the US, with more than 1.3 million brain injuries caused by falls across every age group.

Struck by or against an object

Being struck by or against an object is the cause of 15% of TBIs in the general population and accounts for about one in five TBI-related injuries in children under 15 years old. This number includes injuries from being unintentionally struck by another person or object, falling debris, or against another person or object.

Car Accidents

Crashes cause 14% of TBI-related injuries, making it the third leading cause of TBI for Americans. Approximately 200,000 brain injuries each year are a result of traffic accidents. TBI injuries involving motor vehicles cause the most significant percentage (32%) of TBI-related deaths.

Assault

Acts of violence are responsible for about 9% of TBIs in the general population. Only about 2.9% of children younger than age 14 and one percent of adults aged 65 and older were injured by assault.

What Are the Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury?

The signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury usually fall into the following four categories, according to the CDC:

Thinking/ Remembering               Physical Emotional/ Mood Sleep
Difficulty thinking clearly Headache
Fuzzy or blurry vision
Irritability Sleeping more than usual
Difficulty thinking clearly Headache
Fuzzy or blurry vision
Irritability Sleeping more than usual
Difficulty concentrating Sensitivity to noise or light
Balance problems
More emotional Trouble falling asleep
Difficulty remembering new information Feeling tired, having no energy Nervousness or anxiety

 

What Are the Long-Term Effects of a  TBI?

Every brain injury is different, and each will have different short and long-term effects on the injured person. A single traumatic brain injury may resolve itself over time, but some mild TBIs can have a lasting impact on health and cause an increased risk of the following:

  • Dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease
  • Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) (with multiple and severe head trauma)
  • Depression and higher risk of suicide
  • Severe headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Light sensitivity
  • Memory loss
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty with movement and balance
  • Inability to concentrate or pay attention
  • Judgment and reaction time can also be slowed in some with mild TBI

An article on the long-term effects of mild TBI in the journal Nature reports that mTBIs can lead to severe, long-term neurological impairment to cognitive functions, movement coordination, social behavior, and an overall decrease in quality of life.

Call Mezrano Law Firm Today

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury because of someone else's negligence, Mezrano Law Firm is your first call. Our experienced Alabama TBI lawyers represent clients throughout the state. With offices in Birmingham, Florence, Gadsden, Mobile, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa, we are never far away when you require our services. You are encouraged to schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced Alabama traumatic brain injury lawyer by calling 205-206-6300 or filling out our contact form.

 

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