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Living with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be extremely challenging and life-altering for both the victim and their family. After a TBI, life as you knew it before the accident can change in an instant, leaving victims struggling with devastating effects and their loved ones suddenly thrust into caretaker roles.

The Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown helps victims of TBIs recover the compensation they are legally entitled to in Alabama. A Montgomery personal injury lawyer can fight for your rights if your life was forever changed by someone else’s carelessness. Call us today or contact us online to find out whether you have a valid TBI claim.

Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Have Lifelong Effects

As Montgomery accident attorneys, we have seen the devastating impact traumatic brain injuries can have on the lives of victims and their loved ones. When a TBI is caused by negligence, the damages in any resulting claim may be high because TBIs can result in a lifetime of medical costs and caretaking expenses.

The victims of TBIs may suffer from symptoms like personality changes, chronic headaches, dizziness, nausea, or seizure disorders. They may have difficulties with memory, attention, concentration, speech/language, planning, reasoning, problem-solving, executive function, and processing speed. This can significantly impact school, work, and managing life skills.

The abrupt onset of disability combined with losing the independence that was previously taken for granted can be overwhelming. With advocacy and support, people living with TBI can still have fulfilling lives, but only if they can afford to get the medical care they need. This may be difficult if you are out of work from the accident. Compensation can cover your costs.

What Is the Average Settlement for a Traumatic Brain Injury Case in Montgomery?

There is no “average” settlement for a traumatic brain injury claim in Montgomery, Alabama. Each case is unique, and so is each settlement or court award. However, some general factors that can impact TBI settlement averages in Montgomery or elsewhere include:

  • The severity of the TBI: Mild TBIs may receive smaller settlements, while moderate or severe TBIs require more extensive medical treatment and have higher long-term impacts, warranting larger payouts.
  • The age of the victim: Younger victims have longer expected lifespans, so awards account for longer durations of required care and higher potential lost future wages.
  • Insurance coverage limits: Awards are often capped by the at-fault party’s insurance policy limits, so cases with insufficient coverage may receive reduced settlements.
  • The ability to prove negligence: Clear negligence and liability helps victims secure larger settlement offers from insurance companies. Complex cases can mean lower payouts.

To learn how much your TBI claim in Montgomery is worth, reach out to the team at the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown to schedule your free consultation. We can examine your evidence and bills and give you an estimate of your claim’s value.

Why You Should Choose the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown for Your Montgomery TBI Claim

When misfortune strikes in the form of a traumatic brain injury, your path toward justice, healing, and compensation can feel uncertain. The Montgomery personal injury firm led by Attorney Dwayne L. Brown is committed to fighting for the rights of TBI victims with unparalleled legal service marked by compassion, expertise, and diligent case management.

Attorney Dwayne L. Brown fosters a genuine connection with each client to deeply understand their unique needs. By prioritizing client well-being alongside case results, he brings clarity amidst chaos for TBI survivors. You will appreciate the strong, trust-based attorney-client relationship you will develop when you put your trust in our team.

You can read our case results to learn more about how we have helped accident victims in Alabama. Attorney Brown has received the AV Preeminent® Rating, and he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. These accolades demonstrate his commitment to professional excellence. Call our team or fill out our online contact form to get legal help for a TBI.

What Damages Can TBI Victims Recover in a Personal Injury Claim in Montgomery, AL?

There are several types of damages traumatic brain injury (TBI) victims can potentially recover through a personal injury claim, including:

  • Medical expenses: Current and future costs of medical treatment, rehabilitation, assistive devices, home healthcare, etc. can be recovered. These damages are typically the largest component of a TBI settlement.
  • Lost wages: If the injury resulted in missed work, TBI victims could be compensated for lost income either in the past or future if there is a permanent disability.
  • Loss of future earning capacity: Even if you are able to work again, there may be long-term impacts on advancement or tenure that reduce future earning potential.
  • Pain and suffering: Damages can be awarded to compensate for physical and emotional trauma like chronic headaches, cognitive impairment, personality changes, loss of enjoyment of life, etc.
  • Punitive damages: In rare cases where negligence is extreme, additional punitive damages meant to punish the at-fault party can sometimes be recovered.

Working with an attorney helps substantiate evidence of damages to insurance adjusters, like medical records, doctor testimony on prognosis, vocational assessments, etc. Quantifying non-economic damages like pain and suffering is challenging, but Alabama TBI lawyers know how to effectively present those losses.

How Shared Liability Affects TBI Claims in Alabama

Alabama follows pure contributory negligence laws, which means if you are found to be even 1% liable for the accident that caused your traumatic brain injury, you will be barred from recovering compensation. One exception is child victims of TBIs, who cannot be legally considered capable of being negligent in an accident in Alabama.

In states with pure contributory negligence laws like Alabama, having a lawyer prove the other party’s fault in the accident that caused your TBI is critical. When so much is at stake, it’s a good idea to have legal representation that can investigate the circumstances of your accident and prove that the other party is at fault and, therefore, is legally responsible for your compensation.

When Should You Hire a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer in Montgomery?

Hiring a traumatic brain injury (TBI) lawyer is advisable if you or a loved one suffered any level of head trauma in an accident caused by negligence—mild, moderate, or severe. Even mild TBI cases with subtle cognitive or emotional impacts can benefit from legal advocacy for several important reasons:

  • Navigating insurance claims is complex, and TBI survivors need to focus energy on healing rather than battling with insurers looking to minimize payouts. An attorney handles claim negotiations on your behalf.
  • Proving liability and damages often requires specialized legal and medical experts to demonstrate the degree of injury and impact on health, work capacity, and quality of life. Lawyers have the resources to build a strong, evidence-based case.
  • There are short statutes of limitations in Alabama to file injury claims that can easily lapse during early recovery periods where survivors may lack the capacity to pursue legal filings in time. Attorneys protect claim eligibility.
  • Lawyers help coordinate comprehensive lifelong care plans to submit during settlement talks. Securing adequate compensation to fund long-term medical and assistive care costs is critical for the TBI survivor to avoid care gaps or financial crises down the road.

While no lawyer can guarantee a particular settlement result, having counsel can take the pressure off you by making the claims process easier. Protect your rights and focus energy directly on healing by hiring robust legal representation immediately after any accident that is caused by someone else’s negligence.

How Much Does a Montgomery Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney Charge?

Traumatic brain injury victims often face steep hurdles to recovery due to significant medical costs and diminished earnings capacity. The last thing injured victims and families need is the extra burden of hefty legal fees up front. This is why The Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown offers compassionate representation on a contingency fee basis.

This service agreement means legal fees are a percentage of your final injury compensation, which is only payable if your case recovers damages. The client pays nothing out of pocket if no settlement or award is secured.

Attorney Dwyane L. Brown understands finances are often strained for TBI families who are dealing with abrupt career disruptions and expensive rehabilitation needs of loved ones. Our office offers flexible payment options focused on the client’s needs first so that legal advocacy aligns with your unique physical, emotional, and financial wellness path.

Get a Free Consultation With a Montgomery Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one suffered any level of traumatic brain injury in an Alabama accident that was caused by negligence, securing skilled legal counsel early is vital to obtaining justice. During a free case evaluation, Attorney Dwayne L. Brown and his compassionate team lend an ear to deeply understand your unique injury struggles before expertly charting the clearest path forward.

After a TBI, you need to focus on healing, not paperwork. Let the team at the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown handle your claim for you so you can keep your focus where you need it most—on your health.

With a proven record of achieving multimillion-dollar verdicts through litigation, Attorney Dwyane L. Brown has the resources and resolve to stand up to insurers and secure the lifelong care you require. Don’t leave outcomes to chance—get your free case review with us by calling our office or contacting us online.

Testimonials

My family and I met Attorney Dwayne Brown after the unfortunate accident involving my niece. Attorney Brown did an exceptional job representing my family. He was the consummate professional, and treated my family with the utmost dignity and respect. As a result of his representation, my family was able to achieve a substantial settlement in our case. Although we obviously did not get our loved back, we are prayerful that we met Attorney Brown. My family would highly recommend Attorney Brown to anyone in a similar situation.

Rafiq A.

An excellent and professional lawyer. He took on a car accident case on my behalf, worked with me from across the country, and was just as vigorous in his pursuit of justice on day 912 as he was on day 1.

Michael L.

Attorney Brown represent me on a case involving a motor vehicle. Another attorney indicated they could not help and I was recommended to attorney Brown by a well-respected member of my community. Attorney Brown resolved my case to my absolute satisfaction and did an excellent job. I highly recommend his services.

Nikia S.

Attorney Brown is simply the best! Very communicative, hard working and he puts his clients first. I'm a stickler when it comes to customer service and I got nothing but first class service!

Keitron G.

Attorney Brown is simply the best! Very communicative, hard working and he puts his clients first. I'm a stickler when it comes to customer service and I got nothing but first class service!

They were very good with helping with my case, they made sure I was well updated on everything involving my case and they are very nice people.

Gabby H.

I know Dwayne personally and have worked with him many times professionally. You won't find a more ethical, hardworking lawyer. He truly cares about his clients' welfare and getting them back on their feet, moving forward empowered.

Ryan R.

Case Results

  • $11,500,000

    Confidential resolution wherein the Law Office of Dwayne L Brown successfully recovered an eight-figure settlement for the family of an individual involved in an 18-wheeler wreck that occurred in the Atlanta Metro area.

  • $5,500,000

    Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown in collaboration with another law firm represented the children of a pedestrian truck by a delivery vehicle while working.

  • $3,000,000

    The Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown successfully represented a minor whose father was killed by a third-party commercial driver while working.

  • $3,000,000

    Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown helped to facilitated the resolution of a catastrophic wreck in the State of Ohio after 2 years of litigation.

  • $2,650,000

    The Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown successfully represented a family of a deceased armed services veteran who died in a tractor trailer collision as a result of improper road signage.

  • $2,100,000

    The Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown successfully represented the family of a deceased victim against a neurologist who failed to conduct a CT Head examination thereby resulting in a catastrophic injury.

  • $1,876,000

    The Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown successfully represented a truck driver who struck another truck driver who negligently operated his motor vehicle below the posted speed limit.

  • $1,750,000

    The Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown successfully represented the family of an infant who was injured at birth by an OB/GYN who failed to conduct an emergency c-section.

  • $1,000,000

    The Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown successfully represented a minor whose father was killed while traveling to work when a commercial driver negligently failed to yield the right of way. The trucking company paid the maximum amount of available insurance.

  • $1,000,000

    Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown successfully represented a driver who was injured when an emergency vehicle negligently impeded oncoming traffic resulting in a vehicle collision.

  • $550,000

    The Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown successfully represented a worker who sustained a herniated disc injury while working on a commercial vehicle

  • $535,000

    Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown successfully represented a driver who was reared ended by another vehicle and sustained a neck injury.

  • $500,000

    Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown successfully represented an uber driver who was struck by another vehicle and sustained a knee injury.

  • $450,000

    Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown successfully recovered on behalf of a client who sustained a concussion in an automobile collision.

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    Our Client Reviews

    Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown

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    Based on 45 reviews

    Rafiq A.

    My family and I met Attorney Dwayne Brown after the unfortunate accident involving my niece. Attorney Brown did an exceptional job representing my family. He was the consummate professional, and treated my family with the utmost dignity and respect. As a result of his representation, my family was able to achieve a substantial settlement in our case. Although we obviously did not get our loved back, we are prayerful that we met Attorney Brown. My family would highly recommend Attorney Brown to anyone in a similar situation.

    Michael L.

    An excellent and professional lawyer. He took on a car accident case on my behalf, worked with me from across the country, and was just as vigorous in his pursuit of justice on day 912 as he was on day 1.

    Nikia S.

    Attorney Brown represent me on a case involving a motor vehicle. Another attorney indicated they could not help and I was recommended to attorney Brown by a well-respected member of my community. Attorney Brown resolved my case to my absolute satisfaction and did an excellent job. I highly recommend his services.

    Keitron G.

    Attorney Brown is simply the best! Very communicative, hard working and he puts his clients first. I'm a stickler when it comes to customer service and I got nothing but first class service!

    Gabby H.

    They were very good with helping with my case, they made sure I was well updated on everything involving my case and they are very nice people.

    Ryan R.

    I know Dwayne personally and have worked with him many times professionally. You won't find a more ethical, hardworking lawyer. He truly cares about his clients' welfare and getting them back on their feet, moving forward empowered.