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Head and brain injuries are among the most severe injuries a person can suffer. A severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) can alter a victim’s life forever and possibly lead to death. Head and brain injuries frequently result from motorcycle accidents as well as car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, workplace injuries and assault. Our Montgomery brain injury lawyer, Keith T. Belt, Jr., understands the seriousness of these injuries. He serves as the president of the Board of Directors of the Alabama Head Injury Foundation, which helps head and brain injury victims across the state to obtain the services and benefits they need.
His firm is committed to securing compensation for those who have suffered these injuries due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness. To learn more, contact the Belt & Bruner, P.C., today. Call or contact us online. We can provide a free review of your case.
What is Traumatic Brain Injury?
Typically, a head / brain injury is referred to as a “traumatic brain injury” (TBI). This is an impact or penetration wound that bruises, tears or otherwise damages the brain.
A concussion is a mild form of TBI. Concussions typically heal on their own after the victim rests for a few days or weeks. However, victims of a mild concussion can become vulnerable to severe TBI if they suffer another blow to the head.
A more serious TBI can damage:
- Cognitive function (judgment, memory and learning)
- Verbal communication (speech)
- Emotional stability (causing mood swings, social withdrawal or outbursts or depression)
A wound that causes TBI may result in an extended loss of consciousness, or coma. Eventually, it could lead to degenerative brain disease and death.
Other common head injuries from accidents include:
- Broken jaw
- Loss of teeth
- Facial fractures / disfigurement
- Eye injuries (resulting in loss of vision).
A person with a head or brain injury faces emergency medical treatment and hospitalization. The victim may require surgery followed by rehabilitation therapy and the use of personal assistive devices (walker, wheelchair, hospital bed) and/or personal care. The victim’s expenses can grow quickly – a situation made worse if he or she can no longer work due to the injury.
If someone’s negligence or recklessness is responsible for another person’s head or brain injury, the injured victim deserves help with his or her expenses and other losses.
For example, property owners who are responsible for a slip-and-fall accident or an assault on their premises might be held liable for a person’s head injury. A driver who caused a car or motorcycle accident that resulted in a TBI could also be liable for the victim’s losses.
Contact a Montgomery Brain Injury Lawyer
A head and brain injury lawyer from the Belt & Bruner, P.C., in Montgomery can investigate your injury to determine if someone else should be held liable. If we believe this is so, we can pursue appropriate damages for you.
Contact us today for a free review of the facts of your case and evaluation of your legal options. Simply call or complete our online form now.