Birmingham Brain Injury Attorney
Legal Guidance After a Traumatic Brain Injury -(205) 581-9777
There has been a great deal of discussion in recent years regarding brain injuries and how they affect the lives of the sufferers and those close to them. Brain injuries have been the subject of many news specials, scholarly articles, and even a Hollywood movie starring Will Smith. This surge in interest on the topic is, no doubt, due to the effects of brain trauma we've witnessed in veterans returning from wars in the Middle East and notable former professional athletes. There's no doubt about it, brain injuries can drastically impact the future of the victim and their family.
If you or a family member has suffered a brain injury, the years ahead may be very trying. You need to prepare for this uncertain future by contacting a skilled personal injury attorney in Birmingham. Guster Law Firm, LLC has been successfully representing Alabama injury victims and their families since we opened our doors in 2002.
Call us today for a free consultation at (205) 581-9777.
Compensation for Brain Injury Damages
The CDC estimates that 5.3 million Americans are living with disabilities related to brain injuries. From the symptoms listed above, you can easily imagine how hard it may be for some of these people to hold down a job, interact with family and friends, learn new skills, etc. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, you or they may be able to pursue compensation for any of the following damages:
- Medical bills - current and future
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Costs of in-home care
- Lost wages
- Loss of career or earning capacity
- Diminished earning capacity
- Hedonic damages for loss of joy of life
- And more
Common Causes of Brain Injuries
While we hear a lot about brain injuries resulting from combat and contact sports, the majority of brain injuries are caused by more mundane accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most brain injuries are caused by falls--55 percent for children aged 14 and under, and 81 percent for adults, aged 65 and older. Overall, falls cause 40.5 percent of brain injuries. Being unintentionally struck by an object, motor vehicle accidents, and assaults are other major causes of brain injuries.
Effects of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can have mild to severe effects on a person. Some effects may go unnoticed until they get worse, and others that may not emerge for years to come.
These brain injuries can include the following:
- Severe headaches
- Memory problems
- Attention deficits
- Difficulty thinking
- Mood swings
- Emotional and physical aggressiveness
- Impaired cognitive function
- Difficulty with speech or language
- Limited function of limbs
- Altered sexual functioning
- Personality changes
- Partial or full paralysis
Contact a Dedicated Birmingham Brain Injury Lawyer
If you or a family member has suffered a brain injury, you need to contact a qualified Birmingham personal injury attorney. The legal team at Guster Law Firm, LLC can help you and your family secure a future where the brain injury victim will have the care they need. Let us fight against the responsible parties and their insurance companies.
Call our Birmingham office at (205) 581-9777 to schedule a free consultation.