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Posted on: March 10, 2017

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According to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), it is estimated that 2.4 million Americans incur a brain injury each year. Most traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are caused by automobile, motorcycle or bicycle accidents. From 2004-2009, a total of 27,306 traumatic brain injuries occurred among Oklahoma residents that were fatal or serious enough to require hospitalization, and 23% of these were incurred from a car accident. Any glancing, direct or piercing blow to the head during a car accident can cause a serious brain injury.

What are the Symptoms of a Brain Injury?

The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be mild, moderate or severe, and depend on the extent of the damage caused to the brain. While some symptoms are obvious or appear immediately, others do not surface until after the accident.

A mild brain injury may present symptoms such as:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Light-headedness
  • Mild confusion
  • Slight memory loss
  • Blurred vision
  • Tired eyes
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Mood or behavioral changes

Signs of a more severe brain injury may include the above and also nausea, loss of vision, or a host of other serious afflictions. Whether the brain injury is mild or severe, a timely and accurate medical diagnosis is vital to treatment and the control of any secondary symptoms. Severe brain injuries may require surgery or medication to determine the extent of the injury.

How Likely am I to Gain a Settlement?

If you have suffered a brain injury as a result of a car accident in Tulsa, McAlester, or anywhere in eastern Oklahoma, you are entitled to compensation for economic damages, non-economic damages, punitive damages, and compensatory damages. Many states, including Oklahoma, impose a cap on the maximum punitive damages a victim can recover. This cap differs according to the circumstances of the accident and the severity of injuries incurred. However, if you or a loved one suffered a brain injury in a car accident, you are entitled to every bit of financial remuneration allowed by law, and a skilled lawyer is crucial to facilitate the claims process.

The attorneys of Edwards & Patterson Law are experienced in personal injury cases, including brain injuries incurred from car accidents. Because this type of injury is severe and often involves long-term treatment, you do not need to delay. Call us at 877-403-8417 or contact us online to schedule a free confidential consultation. We will work tirelessly to gain you the financial compensation you are entitled to by law for your brain injury.

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