Oklahoma Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers Fight for Victims Who Can’t Stand Up for Themselves
Strong advocacy for the victims of serious head injuries
When a catastrophic injury, such as a traumatic brain injury, occurs, the life of the victim and the victim’s family can be turned upside down. Fears include concern about the health of the victim, the medical costs to try to get better, and the long-term expenses if the victim never fully heals. Traumatic brain injuries can happen for many reasons. It is essential to determine the exact cause of the injury and who is responsible.
At Stipe Law Firm, our Oklahoma traumatic brain injury attorneys are experienced head injury litigators. We work with independent medical professionals to maximize our clients’ recoveries and plan for any long-term treatment and care that is needed. Our legal team works with the family members to explain the legal process, the medical difficulties that lie ahead, and compassionately prepare the trauma victim and relatives for the future. We have obtained substantial settlements and verdicts for personal injury and medical malpractice victims.
Causes of traumatic brain injury
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury that usually occurs because of a violent blow to the head or the pressure of some external force. Some of the many types of personal injury accidents that can cause this external blow include:
- A vehicle crash of any type. A car crash, truck accident, motorcycle crash, bicycle fall, or any vehicle accident can create enough force to cause a TBI.
- Defective products. Equipment that malfunctions, products that explode, or any product defect could potentially result in a TBI.
- Slips and falls. People who slip and fall can suffer a serious TBI. Merchandise that falls on someone can also cause serious head injury.
- Construction site accidents. Falling objects from anywhere on the site can cause a TBI. This is why workers wear helmets at a construction site.
Birth injuries can also cause a traumatic brain injury. Loss of oxygen can cause a child to suffer cerebral palsy, epilepsy, or many other disorders.
Traumatic brain injury – symptoms and treatment
There are many symptoms that suggest someone has a TBI. The sooner you get medical attention, the better. That’s why it is important to see an Oklahoma traumatic brain injury lawyer as soon as possible after an accident. Our lawyers can direct you to the right doctors and work to get your medical bills paid. Some common TBI symptoms include:
- Seizures or convulsions
- Loss of consciousness
- Nausea or vomiting
- Personality or behavior changes
- Memory loss
- An inability to concentrate
- Sleep disorders
A severe TBI can cause a person to go into a coma, vegetative state, or suffer locked-in syndrome. Some brain injuries can cause death. Complications include infections, blood vessel damage, nerve damage, fluid build-up, sensory problems, degenerative brain disease, and a full range of cognitive and social problems.
Patients will require a battery of imaging and medical tests just to diagnose the complete extent of the injuries. Treatments can include multiple surgeries, medications, and a full range of therapies. These therapies can include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, time with a psychiatrist, the need to see a neuropsychologist, and a lifetime of medical care.
Our Oklahoma traumatic brain injury attorneys work to make sure clients get the compensation they deserve
Contact an Oklahoma TBI attorney at Stipe Law Firm as soon as you can. Early intervention can help the victim’s road to recovery and maximize the ability to get a substantial recovery. Traumatic brain injuries require extensive medical treatment, which means the lawyer handling the case needs to work with many doctors and health professionals to fully understand the medical difficulties and the long-term medical costs – as well as the physical pain and emotional suffering the client will endure.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, please call us now to get first-rate representation. We have been helping personal injury victims for more than a combined sixty years to get justice. You can discuss your case with a traumatic brain injury lawyer in our McAlester office at 918-558-2255 or by completing our contact form for a free consultation.