3 Situations Where Organizations Are Liable For Traumatic Brain Injuries

November 26, 2018

Picture demonstrating a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)Sometimes people make decisions that lead to traumatic brain injuries (TBI). If an accident occurs and you are entirely at fault, there’s a good chance you have to deal with the consequences on your own.

However, there may be a time when you or a loved one suffer from a TBI and you have a case for legal action for financial compensation. The following are events when organizations can be held liable for TBI.

  1. If you’ve fallen at work, store, restaurant, or another business, the organization may owe you financial compensation.
  2. If you’ve suffered a TBI as a result of a vehicle accident. Specifically, an accident involving a commercial truck or delivery vehicle, city bus or train, or other forms of business vehicles.
  3. Childcare centers (daycares). Childcare employees have shaken infants and caused TBI. If such a terrible event occurs to your child, you may have a viable lawsuit against the daycare center.

This blog post should not be taken as medical or legal advice. These are not all of the situations when you might receive financial compensation for your injuries. If you’re in Alabama and you’ve experienced a traumatic brain injury, we can help you receive compensation.

Liddon Law Firm works with victims of all types of brain injuries on a routine basis. We understand the physical and mental strain injuries like TBI can cause. We’ll connect you with the treatment options and medical care you need, first and foremost. You will be treated with the utmost respect and patience as we work to recover the compensation you need to care for your injury, long-term.

Call 205-224-5675 today or fill out the form for a free consultation with our Birmingham, Alabama law firm.

10 Types of Injuries That Lead to Lawsuits & Financial Compensation

October 10, 2018

Picture of a man with bandaged hand and pain medication.To say that an injury can be life-altering would be an understatement. The negligence of others often results in medical bills, ongoing therapy, lost wages and a lifetime of pain and suffering.

People or companies that have caused serious or fatal injuries need to be held accountable for their actions. If you are the victim of an injury, you could receive financial compensation for the damages suffered.

We have represented victims of these types of legal suits from accidents and injuries:

  1. Catastrophic injuries: This has included broken bones all the way up to paralysis. Serious burns also belong in this category. Learn more here.
  2. Traumatic brain injury: Serious head trauma that disrupts normal brain function. Your brain is everything, so it’s worth considering legal action if you’ve recently had a head injury. Some symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) include forgetfulness, change in personality, slurred speech, vision issues, depression, and more.
  3. Motor vehicle accidents: Automobile accidents are extremely common and can lead to devastating results. This category includes injuries that occur after car accidents, truck wrecks, semi-trailer accidents, and motorcycle accidents.
  4. Workplace injuries: On-the-job injuries sustained at construction sites, manufacturing plants, warehouses, offices, and other workplaces
  5. Third-party claims: Not every work-related injury is covered by worker’s compensation. This type of legal claim is for people in this category.
  6. Defective products: You should be able to buy a product and trust that it’ll work properly. You should also expect it to have been tested for safety. Still, companies make mistakes that lead to customer injuries. People have been injured by defective tires, auto parts, toys and children’s products, tools, equipment, and medical devices.
  7. Medical malpractice: We put our health in the hands of doctors. Medical professionals need to be held accountable for errors that harm patients.
  8. Hospital or nurse negligence: This includes medication errors, inadequate staffing, and failure to prevent falls and hospital-acquired infections.
  9. Premises liability: Many warehouses, construction sites, and other business locations put safety as a prior for their employees and guests. However, there are still companies that don’t put emphasis on safety, and people end up with injuries from dangerous property conditions ranging from inadequate railings to fires caused by bad wiring
  10. Wrongful death: Families have lost members because someone else was negligent.

As victims battle to recover from these injuries, they must also fight for compensation from the insurance companies and those who caused the accident. That money is desperately needed to cover medical bills, treatment, therapy, and lost wages.

This blog post should not be taken as medical or legal advice. If you’re in Alabama and you’ve been injured, we can help you receive compensation. Liddon Law Firm works with victims of all types of catastrophic injuries. Please contact our attorneys to arrange a free initial consultation and case evaluation.

Call 205-224-5675 today for a free consultation with our Birmingham law firm.

7 Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

August 2, 2018

Life can change dramatically in an instant. One moment you’re happy and healthy, and the next thing you know, you get into an accident. Some injuries, while painful, will gradually heal and you’ll be back to normal in no time.

But injuries that bring damage to your head and brain are a different story. Depending on the severity of the incident, you could end up suffering from a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). A TBI can be a nightmare that terrorizes people with many problematic effects.

7 symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury

1) Forgetfulness. Especially if you didn’t have memory issues prior to the accident.

2) Mood swings or changes in personality. If you’re behaving like a completely different person, this could be a big indicator of a TBI.

3) Slurred speech. This will be an obvious indicator, especially for those who interact with the victim frequently

4) Vision issues, including blurred vision.

5) Headaches and migraines. These can be debilitating for people who experience, but many suffer from them without an injury. If you’re having migraines without a history of them prior to the accident, they may be the result of a TBI.

6) Behaviors that are out of the ordinary and odd comments.

7) Depression. This can include shifts of sleep and appetite, lack of energy or enthusiasm, and even suicidal thoughts.

If you or a loved one show these symptoms after an accident that impacted the head or brain, seek medical attention as quickly as possible. These symptoms may not appear for days or weeks, but there are still treatments that can help. In some cases, it may be possible to reverse the effects of the injury.

This blog post should not be taken as medical or legal advice. If you’re in Alabama and you’ve experienced a brain injury as a result of an accident, we can help you receive compensation.

Liddon Law Firm works with victims of all types of brain injuries on a routine basis. We understand the physical and mental strain injuries like TBI can cause. We’ll connect you with the treatment options and medical care you need, first and foremost. You will be treated with the utmost respect and patience as we work to recover the compensation you need to care for your injury, long-term.

Call 205-224-5675 today or fill out the form for a free consultation with our Birmingham, Alabama law firm.