Birmingham Personal Injury AND Mass Tort Claim Lawyers

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:

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.

Personal Injury

Personal injury laws pertain to injuries caused by another's negligence. Our legal team has more than 30 years of combined experience and a long track record of success handling personal injury cases. Over the years, our attorneys have won billions of dollars in financial compensation for injury victims.

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Mass Torts

A mass tort is when a group of people are harmed in a similar manner by a negligent or wrongful act. A mass tort claim allows an entire group of similarly injured people to seek financial compensation as a group in the civil court system, even though the specific circumstances of their cases may differ.

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What Sets

Salter Ferguson Apart

  • ATTORNEYS WITH MEDICAL & INSURANCE BACKGROUNDS

    Karen Salter is a registered nurse, and a former hospital manager. Her daughter, Carmen Ferguson, is a former insurance adjuster. Together, we have more than 30 years of legal experience to put to work on your case.

  • Professional & Personal Service

    We provide our injured clients with the personal service that they deserve. We keep you informed of developments in your case, answer your questions and return your calls and emails promptly. You will never be just another case at Salter Ferguson, LLC.

  • A Reputation for Excellence

    Salter Ferguson, LLC is Alabama-based but nationally recognized. Over the years we have won millions of dollars in financial compensation for injury victims. We have the skills and experience to achieve positive outcomes in challenging cases, yet we treat every client as if they were a member of our family.

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