Personal Injury Lawyer for Head Trauma Cases in Alabama
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when trauma injures the brain. This can happen in many different ways, but most commonly, a person’s head either strikes an object or is struck by an object. The most common causes of head trauma are:
Falls or blows to the head
Accidents at work
Occasionally, negligently performed surgical procedures may cause brain damage. Brain damage can also be focal. This means it is confined to only one region of the brain. However, damage may involve more than one part of the brain. Physicians will often use the term closed-head injury to describe a brain trauma in which the victim sustains a blow to the head but his skull is not cracked or broken as a result. When a doctor diagnoses an open-head injury, the patient has suffered a broken or cracked skull.
A person with a TBI may exhibit a wide spectrum of symptoms. These may range from mild headaches, a dazed feeling and/or lightheadedness to seizures, slurred speech, weakness in the extremities, coma or death. For this reason, it is always important to see your physician immediately for an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment.
At The Law Offices of Phillip Garrison Wedgworth, we know it’s sometimes hard to meet with people, especially when you are hurt. We will come to you at no costs or obligation to you, and we are willing meet at any time. If you feel you have sustained a TBI, please contact us immediately so we may come to you to discuss your case.