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Brain injuries can occur in a wide variety of accidents, from falls to car crashes to surgical mistakes. In every case, the consequences of a brain injury can be life-altering. If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, Martin Jean & Jackson can help.

Our brain injury lawyers in Oklahoma City have experience handling these complex and devastating cases and can fight for the maximum compensation you are owed. We have successfully recovered $500 million for our clients and have a proven track record of success.

Call us at (405) 221-9699 or contact us online to request a free initial consultation.

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a type of injury to the brain that is caused by an external force, such as a blow or jolt to the head. TBIs can range from mild to severe and can result in temporary or permanent impairment of brain function. These injuries can occur in various situations, including falls, car accidents, sports injuries, or other incidents where the head is subjected to force.

Common types of traumatic brain injuries include:

  • Concussion: A mild form of TBI that usually involves a temporary loss of consciousness or altered consciousness. Symptoms may include headache, confusion, dizziness, and memory problems.
  • Contusion: A bruise on the brain caused by a direct impact to the head. Contusions can lead to bleeding and swelling in the brain.
  • Coup-Contrecoup Injury: This occurs when the force of an impact causes the brain to move within the skull, resulting in injuries both at the site of impact (coup) and on the opposite side of the brain (contrecoup).
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI): Caused by the brain rapidly shifting inside the skull, resulting in widespread damage to nerve cells. DAI is often associated with high-speed motor vehicle accidents.
  • Penetrating Injury: Caused by an object penetrating the skull and damaging the brain tissue. Gunshot wounds or sharp objects are common causes.
  • Second Impact Syndrome: A rare but serious condition that occurs when a person sustains a second concussion before fully recovering from the first. It can lead to rapid and severe swelling of the brain.

What Are the Symptoms of a Brain Injury?

Brain injuries can be difficult to diagnose, especially if the accident victim does not seek immediate medical attention. In some cases, symptoms may not appear until days or even weeks after the injury occurred. That is why it is so important to seek medical attention right away after any type of accident, even if you do not think you were seriously hurt.

There are several different symptoms of a brain injury, including:

  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Memory problems
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Slurred speech
  • Seizures
  • Mood swings
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Difficulty sleeping

Some of these symptoms may not appear immediately after an accident. For example, an accident victim may feel fine at the scene of the accident, but may begin to develop a headache or feel dizzy a few hours later. That is why it is so important to seek medical attention right away if you have been involved in any type of accident, even if you do not think you were hurt.

What Are the Long-Term Effects of a Brain Injury?

The long-term effects of a brain injury will depend on the type of injury and the severity of the injury. For example, a concussion may result in only temporary symptoms that resolve on their own, while a severe TBI can result in permanent brain damage and permanent disability.

Some of the potential long-term effects of a brain injury include:

  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty speaking or understanding speech
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Difficulty with fine motor skills
  • Seizures
  • Mood swings
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Personality changes
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Sensitivity to light and/or sound
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Partial or complete paralysis

These are just some of the many long-term consequences of a brain injury. Some accident victims will require ongoing medical care, therapy, and treatment, while others may require around-the-clock care in a nursing home or other facility. The costs of treating a brain injury can be astronomical, and the physical, emotional, and financial toll can be devastating.

How Are Brain Injuries Treated?

Treatment for a brain injury will depend on the type of injury and the severity of the injury. For example, a concussion may not require any specific treatment other than rest and over-the-counter pain medication to manage symptoms, while a severe TBI may require surgery and a lengthy hospital stay.

Some of the treatment options for a brain injury include:

  • Medication
  • Surgery
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Recreational therapy
  • Vocational therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Assistive devices

These are just some of the many treatment options for a brain injury. The goal of treatment is to help the accident victim regain as much independence and functionality as possible. In some cases, this may not be possible, and the victim may require ongoing care and treatment for the rest of his or her life.

How Can a Brain Injury Lawyer Help?

Brain injury cases can be incredibly complex and challenging. The negligent party and the insurance company will likely fight back, arguing that your injuries were not their fault or that you are not as seriously hurt as you claim. You need an experienced brain injury lawyer on your side who can build a strong case on your behalf and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.

At Martin Jean & Jackson, P.C., our brain injury attorneys in Oklahoma City have a proven track record of success. We know how to handle these complex cases and have the resources and experience to take on large insurance companies and corporations. We can help you understand your rights and options and guide you through every stage of the legal process.

Our legal team can help you recover compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Disability and permanent impairment
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Other out-of-pocket expenses

If you have been injured in an accident, you only have a limited amount of time to take legal action. In Oklahoma, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of the injury. If you fail to file a lawsuit within this time frame, you will likely be barred from recovering any compensation for your injuries.

That is why it is so important to contact an experienced brain injury lawyer in Oklahoma City as soon as possible after an accident. The sooner we can begin investigating your case and building a strong claim on your behalf, the better your chances of recovering the full, fair compensation you are owed.

Contact us today at (405) 221-9699 to let us get started on your case. You don’t have to face this difficult time alone. Let us fight for you.

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