Birmingham Brain Injury Lawyers
Alabama Lawyers Representing People With a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Few injuries are as devastating as a brain injury. A brain injury can cause profound and permanent changes to your ability to think, work and enjoy life. It can affect your memory, reasoning, emotions and relationships with others.
The attorneys of Salter Ferguson, LLC in Birmingham, Alabama, help people with brain injuries caused by the negligence of another to recover financial compensation for their losses. We are an effective legal team with more than 30 years of combined legal experience.
Attorney Karen Salter is a registered nurse as well as a lawyer. Attorney Carmen Ferguson is a former insurance adjuster. We are known for providing exceptional service and achieving positive results for clients. Over the years, we have obtained millions of dollars in financial compensation for injured people, including those with serious brain injuries. To arrange a free initial consultation, please contact our personal injury law office in Birmingham.
Experienced Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are those in which the head strikes or is struck by another object so hard that it impairs brain function. A TBI can be closed-head injury or a penetrating head injury. More than five million Americans live with disabilities caused by traumatic brain injuries. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common causes of TBIs are:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Unintentional blunt trauma (head struck by or against an object)
- Sports injuries
Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
An acquired brain injury is an injury to the brain that occurs after birth and is not caused by trauma. Strokes and seizure disorders are types of acquired brain injuries. The negligence of others can result in acquired brain injuries in cases involving:
- Near drowning
- Electric shock
- Toxic exposure
- Oxygen deprivation
Symptoms of Brain Injury
According to the Brain Injury Association of American, brain injuries can cause a wide range of symptoms that are quite severe in some cases. Those symptoms include:
Physical impairments: From difficulty with speech, vision and hearing to problems with coordination, balance and fatigue. Headaches are common.
Cognitive Impairments: Including problems with memory, concentration, attention span, planning, writing, reading and judgment. Brain injury victims may be unable to find their way to or from a familiar location.
Emotional Impairments: Including mood swings, self-centeredness, anxiety, depression, lowered
self-esteem, sexual dysfunction and restlessness. Friends and family members often notice the changes first.
Overcoming the Legal Challenge in Brain Injury Cases
It is sometime difficult for physicians to identify and quantify head injuries. The symptoms are very real, but they can be hard to prove in court.
To document your symptoms, we may interview people who knew you before and after your brain injury occurred. Friends or colleagues may describe you before the accident as an avid runner with a quick wit and an outgoing personality. They may observe that after the accident, you have a hard time walking, often get lost, and seem depressed, confused and angry.
After a brain injury, you may need ongoing physical, occupational, and psychological therapy, medical tests and doctor visits. In addition, you may need help with the tasks of daily living. We will work with experts to project your needs and estimate their lifetime costs. Then we will pursue maximum compensation for the full extent of the damages you have suffered.
To arrange a free initial consultation with a member of our legal team, contact our personal injury law firm online to speak with a dedicated member of our team. We offer a flexible appointment schedule to accommodate your medical appointments and your employment commitments. We will also schedule home or hospital visits when you are unable to travel to our office. From our office in Birmingham, we represent people with brain injuries throughout central Alabama.