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Traumatic brain injury is caused by a bump, blow, jolt or penetrating injury to the head that disrupts normal brain functioning. Although most brain injuries result in mild concussion, more severe brain injury can result in coma, amnesia or even death.

At Cunningham & Mears, our injury attorneys understand brain injuries and the accidents that cause them. We have experience presenting the costs of present and long term health effects to insurance companies and judges and juries in order to help maximize your compensation for brain injury.

Causes of brain injury

According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury each year. Brain injury is a contributing factor to over 30 percent of all injury related deaths in the U.S. Brain injuries can be caused by all types of accidents:

  • Auto accidents and other motor vehicle accidents
  • Pedestrian and crosswalk accidents
  • Sports accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Accidents caused by defective products

Symptoms of brain injury

Symptoms of brain injury can be mild, moderate or severe, depending on the extent of damage to the brain. In many cases, you may not have any symptoms for days or even months after your injury. For this reason, and to protect your rights to compensation from the negligent party or insurer, our lawyers recommend you seek medical attention immediately after any accident or blow to the head. It is also important to understand and recognize the possible symptoms of brain injury:

  • Headache
  • Seizures or convulsions
  • One enlarged pupil
  • Confusion
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Blurred vision or tired eyes
  • Mood changes
  • Difficulty thinking clearly or concentrating
  • Memory trouble
  • Irritability
  • Change in sleep patterns
  • Lethargy or tiredness
  • Sensitivity to noise or light
  • Balance problems
  • More emotional
  • Nervousness or anxiety
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Weakness or numbness in the extremities
  • Loss of coordination

Seek medical attention immediately if you experience a worsening headache, weakness, numbness, decreased coordination, repeated vomiting, nausea or slurred speech.

Contact a seasoned head injury attorney in Oklahoma City, OK

If you were in an accident caused by the negligence of another party and you sustained a brain injury or other injuries, you may be entitled to significant compensation. The lawyers at Cunningham & Mears have the knowledge and experience to help guide you through your claim and advise you on how to maximize your recovery. To learn more, contact us online or call 405-757-1766 today for a free initial consultation.