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Each year, thousands of lives are disrupted or changed forever, as a result of events which sometimes are preventable, while other times, not. It is estimated that more than 50,000 people die as a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in America each year, and that a traumatic brain injury occurs every 21 seconds in the U.S. Also, according to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), 5.3 million Americans live with conditions resulting from TBI, such as neuropsychological impairments that affect work life, family life, and social activity.
Brain injuries are among the most serious injuries a person can sustain. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of such an injury may range from \"mild,\"a brief change in mental status or consciousness, to \"severe,\", an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury. A TBI can result in short or long-term problems with independent function.

Acquired brain injury, open or closed head injury, or traumatic brain injury may occur as soon as the head hits a hard surface. Brain injuries are caused by everything from a fracture to penetration of the skull. In some cases, traumatic brain injury is detected well after the accident or impact occurs. In these cases, swelling and bleeding into and around the brain may have already taken place. Brain injuries are typically classified as mild, moderate, or severe, and the effects can be short-term, lifelong, or fatal.

With each injury comes a different set of problems, both big and small. Cognitive brain injury symptoms include spatial disorientation, memory lapses, attentional issues, and other communication difficulties. More serious physical symptoms of brain trauma include fatigue, pain, seizures, as well as the loss of taste or smell. As you can see, traumatic brain injury has the potential to definitively change one\'s quality of life.

If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident that results in brain injury, on any level, you should hire an Alabama brain injury lawyer or attorney to help you recover damages suffered due to your condition. While no amount of money can reverse the damage done by a traumatic brain injury, it can certainly help cover current and future medical expenses resulting from the accident. You may be able to receive compensation for pain and suffering.
You should contact a brain injury lawyer or attorney as soon as possible after your accident, since the statute of limitations to file your claim in the state of Alabama is two years. Procrastinating could be costly for you and it could hinder your case in many ways. When seeking a brain injury lawyer or attorney, look for one who has experience litigating brain injury cases. To locate an experienced and successful brain injury lawyer or attorney in Alabama, please visit the American Bar Association website.
Although there is nothing that can be done to reverse your brain injury, or its devastating effects on your well-being, the culpable parties involved in your accident can be held accountable. If your brain injury can be determined to have been caused by the negligence of another individual or party, you have a right to know. You also have a right to seek financial compensation for that injury—not only for your medical costs and lost wages, but also for any pain or potential long-term effects that stemmed from the brain injury. You can also seek compensation for time lost from work to meet medical appointments and therapy, the cost of hiring anyone to help you, any permanent disability, emotional distress, and any future earning ability due to the injury.

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