Brain Injuries

Oklahoma City Brain Injury Lawyers

Knowledgeable Oklahoma City Brain Injury Lawyer

Helping clients in Oklahoma recover compensation after debilitating brain trauma

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 to help maximize your compensation for brain injury.

Causes of brain injury

According to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 153 people die from TBI-related events every day in the U.S. 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:

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.

What are the possible long-term effects of traumatic brain injury?

There are a few issues that you must consider when thinking about the long-term effects of brain injury. The first issue is that every brain injury is different, so there is no single answer to the question, “How will a brain injury affect my life?” The second issue is that Some of the long-term effects will last the rest of the patient’s life, and some effects may become increasingly severe. Finally, whether the brain injury is considered mild or severe will also have an impact on the prognosis.

Given that there will be vast variability in the effects of brain injury, here are some examples of the potential long-term effects of TBI:

  • Headaches
  • Coma
  • Loss of balance
  • Language impairment
  • Impaired cognitive function
  • Emotional problems
  • Memory loss
  • Mood swings
  • Inflammation
  • Partial paralysis
  • Post-traumatic epilepsy
  • Neuro-degenerative processes

A brain injured person may recover from some of these complications over time, while others may become more severe. When the brain suffers a serious injury, it can have a significant and lasting impact on the patient’s relationships, their work and how they interact with the world.

Our TBI attorneys pursue full financial recovery for brain injuries in Oklahoma City

Whether a brain injury occurs because of medical malpractice, a car crash or a fall, the injury will have a lasting impact on the person’s life. A compassionate, skilled Oklahoma City traumatic brain injury attorney understands both the complicated medical issues and the legal issues involved in obtaining compensation for the injuries and other losses the injured person has suffered. At Cunningham & Mears, we are relentless in our pursuit of justice on your behalf. You do not pay legal fees if we do not win compensation for you, and your consultation with us to discuss your case and learn about your legal options is free and without any obligation to hire us.

Contact a seasoned head injury attorney today

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 or call 405-232-1212 today for a free initial consultation.

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