Alabama Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers

Dothan firm pursues compensation for TBI victims

Certain types of medical conditions are easy to diagnose and usually heal after a certain amount of time. However, traumatic brain injuries can be much more complex and difficult to deal with. It might take years to realize the full extent of the harm resulting from being struck in the head. That’s why you should hire an Alabama attorney who knows how to litigate these claims. Carey & Hamner, P.C. in Dothan has the skill, experience and resources to determine what type of compensation is warranted and to construct a persuasive argument for negotiations and litigation.

What is a traumatic brain injury?

A traumatic brain injury is typically caused by a blow to the head. In some instances, the effects of a TBI go away in a few days, or even moments. However, when the impact is severe enough, the victim could suffer a catastrophic injury that requires extensive and long-term medical treatment.

Common causes of TBI

Many types of incidents give rise to TBI claims, including:

  • Car accidents — Secure seatbelts are not always sufficient to prevent a head injury following a vehicle crash. Our Dothan car accident lawyers represent victims during insurance claims and litigation.
  • Sports injuries — Hard contact in sports such as football and soccer could lead to lasting physical and psychological effects, especially if safety protocols are not followed.
  • Slip and fall incidents — A fall on a poorly maintained walking surface might result in trauma to the skull.

Our firm has obtained large settlements and verdicts for Alabama residents who have suffered traumatic brain injuries in all types of circumstances.

What happens to a person with TBI?

Even with advances in medical knowledge and technology, pinpointing the effects of a traumatic brain injury can be very difficult. There are many potential short- and long-term effects of a blow to the head. These might include pain, dizziness, memory loss, lack of balance and even dementia. 

What type of settlement is available in a TBI case?

You should consult with a seasoned attorney as soon as possible after suffering a TBI. The at-fault party’s lawyer or insurance company might try to get away with a quick settlement that doesn’t fully address your short- and long-term harm. Our firm has the experience to develop a settlement demand that reflects your likelihood of success at trial, along with the damages you’ve already incurred and will face in the future. Victims of negligent parties are entitled to payment for medical expenses, lost income, rehabilitation costs and other damages.

Proving an accident caused the TBI

Frequently, defendants and their insurance companies try to avoid their legal responsibility by claiming that the TBI did not result from the accident at issue. These claims often hinge on evidence obtained by doctors during physical examinations and possibly expert testimony. If warranted, we will seek out previous medical records to show that the victim’s problems are connected to the defendant’s negligence rather than a pre-existing condition.

Contact a Dothan lawyer for a free consultation about a traumatic brain injury claim

Carey & Hamner, P.C. in Dothan advocates on behalf of Alabama residents who have suffered traumatic brain injuries caused by someone else. If you have been hurt and want to learn about your legal options during a free consultation, please call 855-435-4797 or contact us online.