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Tuscaloosa Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

Tuscaloosa Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

Compassionate care for Alabama families and TBI victims

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can impact the lives of the victims and the people around them. When you or your family member suffers a TBI, you need to speak with one of our attorneys from the Mezrano Law Firm in Tuscaloosa. Why? Because an experienced Tuscaloosa traumatic brain injury lawyer can get you the compensation, you need to get your life back. You will be faced with mounting medical bills, therapy appointments, missed time at work, medical equipment, home renovations, and many other expenses. Even though a TBI can change your life, you shouldn’t let it run your life. The sooner you consult an attorney, the sooner you can build a case against the party responsible for your TBI.

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Call us at (205) 654-8146 24/7 to arrange to speak with a personal injury lawyer about your case, or contact us through the website today.

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We work on a contingency basis for premises liability and 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. At Mezrano Law Firm, we offer contingency fee schedules for other practice areas, such as:

Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Brain injuries generally fall into two categories. An object's penetration causes an open head injury into the skull and brain. A closed head injury involves no penetration: a car or truck accident or a slip and fall are commonly associated with closed-head injuries.

Traumatic brain injuries, or disabilities caused by these injuries, affect almost three million people in the U.S. annually, reports the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). According to the latest data they have, the most common causes of TBI include:

  • Falls (48%)
  • Motor vehicle accidents (20%)
  • Being struck by another object (17%)

Intentional self-harm led to 33% of all TBI-related deaths.

Additional factors

Not all traumatic brain injuries are caused by a blow to the head, though many are. Infections can also cause TBIs, as can undiagnosed conditions or medical malpractice. Some additional factors include:

  • Hypoxia
  • Closed head injury
  • Open head injury
  • Toxic/chemical
  • Deceleration injuries
  • Stroke
  • Infections
  • Tumors

Recognizing the symptoms of concussion

A concussion is another word for a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), but that does not mean it is any less severe. Even a minor blow to the head can lead to a concussion. It’s essential to recognize the signs of a concussion so that you or your loved one can have it treated appropriately. The signs of a concussion include the following:

  • Temporarily losing consciousness
  • Pressure in the head
  • Headaches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling as though you are in a fog
  • Confusion
  • Amnesia of the event
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Fatigue
  • Responding to questions in a delayed manner
  • Slurred speech
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Sensitivity to noise and light

It is possible that the signs and symptoms of a concussion do not manifest right away after an accident. It could take a couple of days for other symptoms to develop.

The best way to treat a concussion is through rest. This includes both mental and physical periods of rest. So, if you are in school, it is recommended that you stay home for an extended period to sleep and to rest your brain so it can heal properly. You should avoid playing sports, video games, schoolwork, watching TV, using a tablet, and anything else that can stimulate the brain as you try to heal.

Why you should see a neurologist after suffering a TBI

If you think you have suffered a concussion or other TBI after an accident, you should visit a neurologist immediately. Your family physician will likely recommend it, and it can be done in the hospital if you were transported there following an accident. A neurologist can run a slew of imaging tests to determine the exact injury to your brain, the damage it caused, and the best course of action for treating the injury. Aside from imaging tests, the neurologist will examine your cognitive skills and an essential neurological evaluation. You might need to remain in the hospital for a couple of days for observation, depending on the severity of the TBI.

Resources for Tuscaloosa brain injury victims and caretakers

The Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ARDS) offers a traumatic brain injury program designed to help victims and their families and caretakers. To learn more about their services, please call:

888-879-4706 (in-state)

205-290-4590 (out of state)

800-499-1816 (TTY)

Call the Mezrano Law Firm to schedule an appointment today.

Traumatic brain injuries are severe and can have lasting impacts on the patient and the family member providing the care. The Tuscaloosa traumatic brain injury attorneys from the Mezrano Law Firm know that your life will be threatened with a TBI. We treat our clients like family, fighting for their rights and for them to be adequately compensated. You shouldn’t have to be on the hook for the thousands of dollars in medical bills stemming from a TBI. Call us today at 205-206-6300 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys.

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