Living with a brain injury is something no Alabama resident wants to do and certainly is one of the last things that an Alabama parent would want to see his or her child experience. Sadly, that is exactly what some people must face when accidents caused by the negligent actions and choices of others leave innocent people with these injuries.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, one of the many things you might have to face is a brain injury. Recovering from a traumatic brain injury can be a complex process. Some people are able to enjoy a full recovery but others are not so lucky and are only able to regain some of the functionality that they once had. Whether an accident is caused by a defective product, a negligent driver or something else, the outcome for the person and family member of someone with a traumatic brain injury can be devastating.
Among the many injuries that people in Alabama may commonly associate with a motor vehicle accident are whiplash and headaches. Some people also experience back or hip problems. But have you heard of a spinal cord injury? Do you think that is the same thing as a back injury? According to WebMD, it is not the same thing despite the fact that the spinal cord runs down the spine or back. Just what is the spinal cord and what happens when it is injured in a car accident?
Even the most seemingly simple brain injury can lead to serious problems for Alabama residents. Many things can cause brain injuries. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that falls, such as what may happen when a person falls from a defective ladder, account for more than 40 percent of all brain injures. Vehicular crashes are responsible for another 14 percent.
Workers’ compensation benefits are not uniform across the county. Rather, each state has its own approach. However, the U.S. Department of Labor may be attempting to change that.
In our last post, we discussed a premises liability lawsuit brought by a former high school basketball player against the local school district. The player alleges that he slipped on vomit that school officials failed to properly clean up from the basketball court.
Readers might expect a brain injury lawsuit arising from an athletic event to relate to bodily impact between players. However, an athletic event also involves the attendance of hundreds or more invitees to an owner’s property. Accordingly, a premises liability lawsuit might also arise from a sporting event, as a recent lawsuit illustrates.
The Alabama Head Injury foundation recently launched an initiative to raise awareness about the causes and lifestyle impact of brain injuries.
Our law firm takes great pride in helping people who have been injured after an accident.
A brain injury during birth may foretell a lifetime of additional treatment needs. For example, a recent story highlighted the struggles faced by a 30-year-old man with cerebral palsy.