Personal Injury Attorneys For Traumatic Brain Injury In Alabama
The attorneys at Jackson & Foster have nearly 40 combined years of experience representing clients in traumatic brain injury cases.
Traumatic Brain Injuries Are Life Changing
If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury, you know first-hand the physical, emotional, and financial toll they inflict. Speaking with a Mobile, Alabama, traumatic brain injury lawyer at the law firm of Jackson & Foster is a first step in filing a claim to seek compensation.
We are here to walk you through this difficult time and support you throughout the legal process so that you can focus on recovery. Reach out to us today.
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
A traumatic brain injury affects how your brain works. TBIs were responsible for 176 deaths a day in the United States in 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Any blow to the head can cause a traumatic brain injury, including
- Falls, particularly by those over 65 or under 17
- Domestic violence
- Gun violence
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Hits during recreational or athletic activities
Even a concussion constitutes a mild form of TBI. The severity of the damage will determine the severity of the diagnosis. Medical professionals generally classify TBI into three main categories:
- Mild TBI: With mild TBI, such as a concussion, the injured person will experience fewer symptoms and begin to recover within a few days.
- Moderate TBI: With moderate TBI, the symptoms are more severe and longer lasting, sometimes weeks to months.
- Severe TBI: With severe TBI, the symptoms may last a lifetime and could result in a coma or death.
No matter the cause of the TBI, our legal team at Jackson & Foster can assess your case and help you determine next steps to file a claim.
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries
TBI symptoms vary depending on the severity of the blow to the head. The following symptoms are common and may appear immediately or shortly after the injury:
- Dizziness, fainting, or fatigue
- Headache, nausea, and vomiting
- Slurred speech, blurred vision, or dilated pupils
- Changes in behavior and mood, agitation, and restlessness
- Convulsions or seizures
- Confusion or memory issues
- Sensitivity to light and smell
- Problems sleeping (too much or too little)
In children and infants, the symptoms of traumatic brain injury are likely to manifest as constant irritability and a loss of appetite.
Longer-term psychological effects of TBI can include anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder; bleeding in the brain; and epilepsy.
Diagnosing Traumatic Brain Injury
If you, or a loved one, experiences a head injury, you should seek medical attention immediately. This is especially true if you have any of the symptoms listed above. Medical professionals will discuss your injury and symptoms. Your healthcare provider may suggest the following tests:
- Neurological assessment
- CT Scan or MRI
- Blood tests
- Measure your ability to open your eyes, speak, and move.
- Neuropsychological tests
What Recourse Is Available for Traumatic Brain Injury Victims
You can file a suit for damages if another person is legally responsible (liable) for causing your traumatic brain injury. If the courts find the individual is liable for your injuries, your damages could cover:
- Existing medical bills
- The cost of future care
- Physical therapy
- Prescription medication
- Lost income and opportunity
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
An experienced Mobile, Alabama, traumatic brain injury lawyer at Jackson and Foster is available to discuss your case and offer a free consultation.
Time Limit to File Your Claim
The State of Alabama places time limits on injury victims to file a claim. In many cases, you will only have two years from the date of the injury to file a claim in court.
If you wait longer, the court may dismiss your case on procedural grounds. Although the law may extend the time to file your claim in certain rare situations, you must act within the allotted time if you wish to pursue legal action and have your day in court.
How Can Jackson & Foster Help with Your TBI Claim?
Our experience includes nearly 40 combined years and hundreds of cases in the area of personal injury law. Our dedicated, professional team of traumatic brain injury lawyers will treat your case with the same attention, compassion, and professionalism we provide to all of our clients.
In addition, we work on a contingency basis, so you don’t have to pay us unless your case is successful.
Our law firm takes the time necessary to listen, review, and investigate the facts to put your claim in the strongest position. Whether the case is settled or proceeds to court, we will support you every step of the way.
If you are looking for an experienced Mobile, Alabama, traumatic brain injury lawyer for yourself or a loved one, contact us online or call (251) 433-6699 to schedule a free case consultation!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you prove traumatic brain injury?
For negligence, you must prove that the other person owed you a duty of care and violated that duty of care, and your traumatic brain injury resulted from the violation.
What is a brain injury claim?
A brain injury claim can result in filing a claim with an insurance company or filing a lawsuit. Many cases are premised on negligence, though they may also involve intentional conduct. You may settle your case out of court either before or after your complaint is filed.
Is traumatic brain injury permanent?
Traumatic brain injuries are classified on a spectrum from mild to severe. A mild injury may last only a few days. However, a severe injury can cause permanent brain damage and even death.
“I was driving through Mobile, AL on a long distance road trip when I was involved in a motor vehicle accident. The experience was horrible. The accident occurred halfway between my parents’ house in Texas and my home in Georgia.
I was referred to Jackson & Foster by a friend of mine and was able to obtain him as representation. They answered all of my questions (there were many) and made sure I understood the process of working with the different insurance companies. They kept me updated on the status of the case so I always knew where we were in the process. They made sure I understood that nothing was going to happen overnight and that these things take time.
Jackson & Foster made this horrible experience of mine a lot easier to navigate. I would definitely use them again and would refer them to anyone looking for somebody that is easy to work with and willing to work for you to make sure the outcome turns out in your favor.”