Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) in Motorcycle Accidents in Alabama

Motorcycle accidents rank among the most serious incidents on Alabama roadways, often leading to severe injuries and fatalities. An injury that occurs far too frequently in such accidents is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), a significant cause of death and disability in the United States. This article explores TBIs in relation to motorcycle accidents, emphasizing how an experienced Alabama personal injury lawyer, such as Stephen Thompson, can help you navigate these challenging times.

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

Traumatic Brain Injury occurs when a sudden force, often from an external blow, causes damage to the brain. Motorcycle accidents are one of the most common causes of these types of injuries. Even with a helmet, riders can still suffer a TBI during a collision. The severity varies, ranging from mild (short-term unconsciousness, confusion) to severe (prolonged unconsciousness, amnesia), affecting a person's ability to function physically, cognitively, and emotionally.

In 2020, Alabama Highway Patrol reported over 1,200 motorcycle accidents which resulted in more than 75 deaths and 1,000 injuries. Those alarming figures reflect the dire nature of motorcycle accidents in our state, many of which result in TBIs due to the riders' vulnerability and exposure during a collision.

TBIs can drastically alter a person's life, necessitating long-term medical treatment, therapy, and lifestyle adjustments. Ignoring the signs of a brain injury, which might include headaches, dizziness, mood changes, and more, can lead to extensive health problems.

How Alabama Personal Injury Law Applies to TBIs from Motorcycle Accidents

In Alabama, victims of motorcycle accidents may seek compensation for TBIs under personal injury law, which requires proof that another party's negligence caused the injury. Your attorney will need to establish that the defendant breached a duty to act reasonably, leading to the accident and your subsequent injuries.

Worth noting is Alabama's strict application of the contributory negligence rule, stating that if you are even 1% at fault for the accident, you may not recover any damages. Therefore, the chances of receiving rightful compensation heavily rely on the expertise of motorcycle accident lawyers who fully understand Alabama's personal injury laws.

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Filing a TBI Claim with a Personal Injury Lawyer

The process of filing a personal injury claim for a TBI caused by a motorcycle accident in Alabama can be complex and demanding due to the severity of the condition and strict state laws. Apart from applying intricate legal guidelines, the process often involves medical assessments and evaluations to determine the full extent of the brain injury. 

An experienced Alabama personal injury lawyer like Stephen Thompson can help during these onerous times. He’ll work diligently to make sure that all injury-related costs, including future expenses due to long-term effects of the TBI, are adequately represented in your claim.

Moreover, Stephen Thompson can assist with proving the negligence of the other party, an essential requirement in Alabama personal injury law. With comprehensive evidence gathered, the chances of obtaining fair compensation substantially increase.

Why Choose Stephen Thompson for Your TBI Motorcycle Accident Claim in Alabama

Stephen Thompson's breadth of experience, dedication, and mastery of Alabama's personal injury laws set him apart as a dependable advocate for motorcycle accident victims. He understands the profound impacts of a TBI and works relentlessly to fight for the compensation and justice his clients both need and deserve.

Putting your trust in Stephen Thompson allows you to focus on your recovery, while he handles your legal matter. Remember, he fights to protect not only your present but also your future, to ensure the life-altering effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury do not rob you of the quality of life you deserve. 

If you or a loved one have experienced a TBI after a motorcycle accident in Alabama, don't hesitate to get the legal support you need. Contact Stephen Thompson, your dedicated and trustworthy personal injury lawyer in Alabama. Let him help you navigate this challenging journey and lead you towards achieving the justice and compensation you rightfully deserve.

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During your Initial Strategy Session, I will asist you in creating a strategy on how to best pursue your claim, whether it be the result of a Car Accident Claim, 18 Wheeler Injury, or, Alabama Workers' Compensation Claim. At your Initial Strategy Session, you will receive the following:

  • First - I will listen to your story. You will have a chance to tell everything to someone who wants to hear what happened to you.
  • Based on the information that you provide, I will give you my best advice on both what claims you have, and the next steps you should consider to proceed with your claim(s).
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