Understanding traumatic brain injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a type of catastrophic injury that occurs when a person experiences a direct blow to the head, a blow to the body, or a sudden change in movement (such as whiplash caused by an auto accident). A TBI can have long-lasting effects on a victim's life, leading to headaches, memory loss, personality changes, sleep disorders, seizures, difficulty concentrating, light sensitivity, and more. In some cases, injuries of this nature may even result in coma or death.

Causes of traumatic brain injury

Common causes of TBI include:

  • Falls: Slips and falls, falls from heights, or tripping accidents can result in traumatic brain injuries, especially among young children and older adults.
  • Motor vehicle accidents: Car, motorcycle, and truck collisions are common causes of traumatic brain injuries due to the forceful impact and sudden change in motion.
  • Sports injuries: Contact sports such as football, soccer, boxing, and hockey can lead to head injuries and concussions.
  • Violence: Physical assaults, gunshot wounds, and domestic violence can cause traumatic brain injuries.
  • Bicycle accidents: Cyclists involved in accidents with motor vehicles or falling off their bikes can suffer head trauma.
  • Pedestrian accidents: Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles can experience significant head injuries.
  • Workplace accidents: Construction sites, factories, and other industrial settings pose risks for head injuries due to falling objects, machinery accidents, or falls from heights.
  • Explosions and blasts: Military personnel and first responders are at risk for traumatic brain injuries caused by explosions or blasts in combat zones or during training exercises.
  • Recreational accidents: Injuries sustained during recreational activities like skiing, snowboarding, or horseback riding can result in head trauma.
  • Child abuse: Shaken baby syndrome or other forms of child abuse can lead to severe brain injuries in infants and young children.
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Pursuing compensation for traumatic brain injury

A lawsuit involving a traumatic brain injury will address the incident that caused the injury. This may be a car accident, pedestrian accident, slip and fall, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident, or any other situation that led to head trauma.

To recover maximum financial compensation for an injury of this magnitude, you will need to prove that another person or entity was responsible for causing the injury. For example, if you were involved in a car accident, your attorney would need to prove that another driver was to blame or that some other party was at fault, such as the manufacturer of a defective auto part.

In addition to proving the other party's liability, your lawyer will also need to establish the value of your claim. This includes all medical care, lost earnings, future medical expenses, and other economic and non-economic damages associated with the incident and your traumatic brain injury.

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Seeking legal assistance from experienced attorneys

The process of pursuing compensation for a traumatic brain injury can be complex and challenging. It requires not only proving the other party's liability but also accurately assessing the value of your claim to ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible. This is where the expertise of an experienced personal injury attorney becomes invaluable.

Experienced TBI attorneys in Oklahoma City

Our team of skilled OKC brain injury attorneys is dedicated to helping clients navigate the legal process, providing the guidance and support necessary to achieve the best possible outcome for their cases. We understand the emotional and physical toll that a traumatic brain injury can have on victims and their families and are committed to fighting for the justice they deserve.

By working closely with our clients, we can develop an in-depth understanding of their specific circumstances and tailor our legal strategies accordingly. This personalized approach allows us to effectively advocate for the interests of our clients and obtain the compensation they need to move forward with their lives.

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Are you suffering from traumatic brain injury?

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to another person's negligence or wrongful conduct, don't hesitate to contact our offices today for a free consultation. Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys in Oklahoma City is ready to help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

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