Brain trauma is one of the most serious health consequences possible in a personal injury incident. When the head sustains a serious impact or puncture wound, it can lead to the brain striking the inside of the skull. The brain may develop a hemorrhage, or bleeding in the brain, or begin to swell. These injuries can damage the sensitive tissues surrounding the brain, leading to a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and/or brain damage. TBIs are catastrophic injuries that require life care plans. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to the negligence of someone else, don’t wait. Contact Powers Injury Law to begin your journey toward legal retribution.
Negligence-Related Brain Injuries
In our decades of combined legal experience, the attorneys at Powers Injury Law have handled a variety of brain injury cases throughout Alabama. We’ve spent time getting to know each client, understanding his or her story on a deeper level to provide the very best legal services possible. We believe in cultivating personal relationships with clients, learning about their injuries and damages firsthand to better portray these losses to a judge or jury. In our time representing plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits, we’ve seen head injuries from scenarios such as:
- Car wrecks
- Bicycle and pedestrian collisions
- Slips and falls
- Struck-by objects
- Sports impacts
- Acts of violence
- Birth injuries
- Surgical or anesthesia errors
Falls are the most common cause of head and brain injuries, followed by an object striking the head and motor vehicle crashes. The elderly are at an increased risk of sustaining head and brain injuries from falls, while people ages five to 24 face the most risk of head injury from car crashes. In most brain injury cases, the incident comes down to someone’s negligence – a distracted driver, reckless property owner, incompetent doctor, or careless employer. Seek legal help as soon as possible after a brain injury to determine the responsible party and file a claim in your county courts.
Why Pursue a Lawsuit for a TBI?
Traumatic brain injuries can result in various forms of physical, mental, and emotional harm. No two brain injuries are alike – each comes with a unique set of symptoms and temporary or permanent damages. There is no way to tell how a brain injury will affect the life of the victim beforehand. Depending on the severity of the injury, a TBI can result in:
- Loss of consciousness
- Difficulty thinking
- Memory problems
- Attention deficits
- Mood sings
- Trouble sleeping
- Abnormal speech
- Limited motor function
- Problems balancing
- Emotional problems
- Changes in brain function
- Brain death
Many doctors say there is no such thing as a “minor brain injury.” Even mild TBIs can result in serious consequences to the victim’s life such as loss of job, social isolation, and broken relationships. Most brain injuries result in extensive medical bills, pain and suffering, mental anguish, lost quality of life, lost earning capacity, and many other damages. The number one way to pursue damage recovery after a TBI is with a personal injury lawsuit. With help from a lawyer, the courts can place monetary values on your tangible and intangible losses, and grant an award based on a fair verdict.
Protect Your Rights with Aggressive Legal Representation
Injuries as serious as TBIs deserve the attention of aggressive attorneys. Jessica Powers and her highly experienced team know how to get the most out of cases involving catastrophic injury and permanent disability. We will fight your case in and out of the courtroom, defending your rights relentlessly. To meet with our Birmingham personal injury lawyers at Powers Injury Law for a free consultation, call (205) 582-2723 or submit our online form today.