Did you or a loved one suffer a severe brain injury due to somebody else’s carelessness? Whether you suffered an injury in a car accident, a slip and fall on someone’s property, or due to another incident, you could be entitled to compensation. If this has happened to you, contact an Alabama brain injury lawyer at the law firm of Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., for help right away.

Our attorneys have been fighting for the rights of injury victims across Alabama since 1966. We have extensive experience handling brain injury cases and are ready to put our skills and experience to work for you.

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Symptoms and Effects of Brain Injuries

Symptoms of brain injury vary depending on the severity of the injury. Concussions and other less severe brain injuries can cause symptoms such as:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness and difficulty maintaining balance
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ears
  • A bad taste in the mouth
  • Speech issues
  • Brief loss of consciousness
  • Feeling dazed and disoriented
  • Memory and concentration problems
  • Mood swings
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping more than normal

Symptoms of a more severe brain injury may include:

  • Loss of consciousness lasting several minutes to several hours, or onset of coma or vegetative state
  • Persistent or worsening headache
  • Persistent nausea and vomiting
  • Convulsions and seizures
  • Dilated pupils
  • Draining of clear fluids from the nose and ears
  • Difficulty being woken up from sleep
  • Weakness and numbness in hands and feet
  • Slurred speech
  • Coordination problems
  • Significant confusion
  • Combativeness or other unusual behaviors

Traumatic brain injuries, especially more severe ones, can also lead to long-term effects and complications, including:

  • Coma or brain death
  • Development of post-traumatic epilepsy
  • Fluid buildup around the brain
  • Increased risk of blood clots and stroke
  • Vertigo
  • Paralysis of facial muscles
  • Vision and hearing loss
  • Cognitive difficulties and memory problems
  • Difficulties with communication and social skills
  • Behavioral and emotional changes, including depression, anxiety, irritability, lack of impulse control, and verbal and physical outbursts
  • Increased risk for degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy