Brain Injuries

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Brain Injuries

Huntsville Brain Injury Attorney

Brain Injury Lawyers in Huntsville AL

Have you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury through the negligence of others? Each year in the United States an estimated two million people sustain a traumatic brain injury. Of all the serious injuries that a person may sustain in an accident, perhaps none is potentially more devastating than a traumatic brain injury. Brain injuries can result in permanent physical disability along with very serious cognitive, mental, and emotional changes. At Ferguson and Ferguson, we help both the victim and their families through these difficult times. Because of the permanent nature of brain injuries, obtaining fair compensation from the party responsible for an injury is critical. And because brain injuries are one of the most difficult types of personal injury cases to litigate, choosing a skilled Huntsville, Alabama brain injury lawyer to handle your case is a must. At the law firm of Ferguson and Ferguson, we handle serious brain injury cases and we understand what it takes to fully compensate you for your injuries.

In every Huntsville brain injury case we handle, we take the time to thoroughly understand your case, how your injuries affect you, and what kind of care you will need in the future. Our brain injury attorneys work with experts to determine the physical, mental, and emotional challenges an injury presents, and also the expected lifelong and long-term care costs, lost wages, and other economic damages. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in Huntsville, Alabama, call for a no obligation free consultation today with one of our brain injury attorneys. Call 256-534-3435.

Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Brain injuries have two main causes – the interruption of the oxygen supply to the brain, and trauma, usually caused by blunt force. Brain injuries can happen in dozens of different ways, ranging from motor vehicle accidents to near drownings and electrical shocks. A TBI may result from a closed head injury or an open head injury. Regardless of whether the brain injury is the result of a car accident, SUV rollover accident, pedestrian accident, bicycle accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, slip, and fall accident, construction accident, or any other accident, if someone else’s negligent, reckless or careless actions caused the accident, they are responsible and financially liable for your injuries and pain and suffering. Brain injury lawyers are necessary because of the alarming rate of victims. Around 90,000 are already permanently disabled because of brain injury, and more than 50,000 people have already died. Families and insurance companies are already spending more than $50 billion for the treatment of traumatic brain injury.

Types of Alabama Traumatic Brain Injuries

Statistically, men are more likely than women to suffer a brain injury. Types of brain injuries include concussions, contusions, coup-contrecoup injuries, skull fractures, diffuse axonal injuries, penetration injuries, and acquired brain injuries. Every brain injury is different and unique and may affect one person differently than another. The main types of brain injuries include the following:

  • Concussions are the most prevalent type of TBI and are often considered mild. Symptoms of a concussion may include a brief loss of consciousness, confusion, nausea, blurred vision, balance issues, speech difficulties, sleep disruptions, or lack of focus.
  • Contusions, which are essentially bruises, can affect the brain's soft tissue and lead to intracranial bleeding, potentially causing dangerous pressure on the brain.
  • Hypoxic brain injuries occur when the brain receives insufficient oxygen, while anoxic injuries happen when the brain is completely deprived of oxygen. Both types of injuries can result in permanent damage if not promptly treated.
  • Diffuse axonal injuries occur when the brain experiences violent shaking or twisting forces that damage or tear special nerve fibers known as axons, which play a crucial role in transmitting signals between different parts of the brain.
  • Coup-contrecoup injuries involve a sharp impact to the head that causes injuries on both sides of the brain as it strikes the inner walls of the skull.
  • Penetrating head injuries are severe and often fatal TBIs that occur when foreign objects, such as bullets or bone fragments, penetrate the skull and directly damage the brain tissue.

Compensation for Huntsville AL Brain Injuries

At the Huntsville law firm of Ferguson and Ferguson, we know that many accidents resulting in traumatic brain injuries are caused by negligent, reckless, or careless actions of others. Victims of accidents caused by others may be entitled to compensation for their injuries, including:

  • Loss of consortium
  • Medical bills
  • Future medicals
  • Lost earnings
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Emotional pain and suffering

With more than 45 years of litigation experience in Huntsville, Alabama, our goal is to get our clients the maximum compensation in every case. Unlike other injuries, the full impact and extent of a traumatic brain injury can require years to determine. We will do everything within our power to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to for your case, at no risk to you and your family. Because we handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, if we do not recover compensation for your case, you will not be charged for our services or costs.

Symptoms of Traumatic Disorders

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke defines a traumatic brain injury as an injury that occurs when a sudden physical assault on the head causes damage to the brain. The damage can be confined to one area of the brain, or involving more than one area of the brain. Traumatic brain injury can result from a closed head injury or a penetrating head injury. Symptoms associated with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can encompass a range of physical, cognitive, and emotional issues. Common symptoms include loss of consciousness for any duration, confusion, persistent headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, slurred speech, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, balance and coordination problems, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, altered taste or smell, memory and concentration difficulties, mood swings, anxiety, depression, convulsions, seizures, weakness, numbness in extremities, changes in pupil size, and clear fluid draining from the ears or eyes. These symptoms highlight the diverse ways in which a TBI can manifest and affect an individual's overall well-being.

Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury may include:

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Confusion or other cognitive problems
  • A change in personality
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Severe vision problems
  • Other emotional and behavioral problems

Treatments for Traumatic Brain Injuries

The treatments available for traumatic brain injuries vary depending on the nature and severity of the injury. Medical professionals may recommend a range of interventions, including rest and over-the-counter medications for milder cases. In more severe instances, doctors may suggest prescription medications to reduce swelling, prevent seizures, or relieve symptoms. Surgical procedures could be necessary for treating fractures, stopping bleeding, or alleviating pressure on the brain. Additionally, therapies such as physical, cognitive, speech, and occupational therapy, along with rehabilitation programs, can play a crucial role in the recovery process for individuals with traumatic brain injuries.

Home and Hospital Consultations

We understand the difficulties that many of our clients face due to their injuries. Many cannot travel to our Huntsville or Decatur offices due to their serious conditions. When you call us for legal representation, we will offer to visit you personally at your convenience. We will travel to your home, hospital, or any other appropriate location to meet with you and commence your representation immediately. We are available 24/7 to visit you at Huntsville Hospital, Decatur General Hospital, Crestwood Medical Center, or Parkway Medical Center.

No Fee Unless We Win

A Huntsville accident victim who suffers brain damage due to someone else’s fault is entitled to recover monetary damages. The brain injury lawyers at Ferguson and Ferguson represent brain injury victims in Huntsville and surrounding counties. The monetary damages that a brain injury victim can receive depend on various factors. We have been handling brain injury cases in Huntsville, Alabama for more than 20 years. We have the depth of experience and financial resources to provide zealous advocacy on behalf of brain damage victims. For a free consultation with a brain damage attorney in Huntsville, contact Ferguson and Ferguson at (256)534-3435. We provide our legal services on a contingency basis. This means that we will not charge a fee or seek reimbursement for costs advanced unless your case is won. Call now. We are here to help.

Huntsville Office Location:
303 Williams Avenue SW
Suite 321
Huntsville, AL 35801

Our personal injury attorneys serve every city and county in the State of Alabama.