An accident is a traumatic experience; victims are often left with emotional distress from this trauma and catastrophic injuries that change their day-to-day lives. One of the most debilitating is traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
Brain trauma can occur when a force or jolt to the head can impact how the brain functions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2019, there were roughly 61,000 TBI fatalities in the United States; that is approximately 166 TBI-related deaths each day. To be aware of these head injuries, it's crucial to understand the damages TBI victims face.
Our Tulsa catastrophic injury attorneys provide the most common symptoms associated with a traumatic brain injury and what accidents can lead to these types of devastating injuries.
Three Main Types of TBI
Traumatic brain injuries are categorized into three types. The symptoms can overlap and be similar; however, these three types are dependent upon the severity of the symptoms and what led to the head injury:
Concussion or Mild TBI.
A TBI can have extensive physical and psychological symptoms:
Loss of consciousness.
Forgetfulness and difficulty concentrating.
Seizures or convulsions.
Ringing in ears.
Risk Factors of a TBI
A traumatic brain injury can affect anyone. However, certain groups of people are more at risk for sustaining this type of head injury:
Infants or young children.
Military or service members.
Workers in dangerous occupations.
Causes of TBI
A TBI can lead to disability or death; victims of traumatic accidents may suffer from this type of head trauma.
Being struck by an object.
Contact a Tulsa Catastrophic Injury Attorney
Brewster & De Angelis has decades of experience fighting for injured victims and their families to obtain justice for their injuries. If you or someone you love has sustained a traumatic brain injury from an accident caused by someone else's negligence, we can help you.
Put confidence on your side, contact us today at (918) 265-1214 to schedule a free consultation. We treat our clients like family, and we strive to provide highly personalized and attentive legal services to get you the results you deserve.