Outstanding Represention for Your Brain Injury Lawsuit
Our experienced, compassionate attorneys understand the devastating and life-altering effects brain injury can have on a victim and their family. Medical care may be required for years, and the victim’s ability to perform even simple everyday tasks can be severely diminished. If you or a loved one need representation for a brain injury lawsuit, the lawyers at The Tawwater Law Firm in Oklahoma can help. For nearly four decades we have represented personal injury victims, and we have recovered considerable settlements for brain injury victims. To learn more about whether you have grounds for legal action, schedule your free consultation today.
Defining Brain Injury
Brain injuries are broken into one of two categories: traumatic and acquired. Traumatic brain injuries are caused by an external force or trauma. Mild cases involve an impact to the head that does not affect the structural integrity of the skull (closed head injury.) More severe traumatic brain injuries involve an impact that is so forceful the skull is penetrated and fractured (open head injury).
Acquired brain injuries refer to injuries that are not hereditary, degenerative, or induced by an external force. Acquired brain injuries can include medical conditions, such as stroke and infection, or incidents when the brain does not receive enough oxygen. A partial lack of oxygen to the brain is a hypoxic injury, and a total lack of oxygen is anoxic. Hypoxic-anoxic injuries are often the result of a near-drowning experience, or the result of medical malpractice, such as birth injury or surgical errors.
Causes & Severity of Brain Injury
Any force to the head can result in a traumatic brain injury, but the most common causes are:
- Motor vehicle accidents, including car, trucking, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Falling objects
- Industrial workplace accidents
- Construction accidents
- Sports accidents
- Military combat injuries
Brain injuries are classified as mild, moderate, or severe. A concussion with a few minutes of unconsciousness or no unconsciousness would typically be considered a mild brain injury. A moderate brain injury may involve up to 24 hours of unconsciousness and changes in victim’s consciousness afterwards. Finally, a severe brain injury may involve 24 hours or more of unconsciousness, and more pronounced effects when the victim regains consciousness.
Depending on the location and extent of the injury, a victim’s motor function, senses, cognitive abilities, and even emotional disposition or psychological state can be affected. If another party’s negligence has caused your or a loved one's brain injury, our lawyers can help secure compensation to cover:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
Because these conditions may require years of medical care, brain injuries can place a significant financial burden on victims and their families.
Trust Your Case to an Experienced Attorney
Victims of brain injury are entitled to pursue damages against negligent parties, but there is a time limit on filing claims, also known as a statute of limitations. From the moment your injury occurs, the period of time in which you can file a lawsuit begins to run out. Once this duration passes, your rights to legal action may be terminated. For this reason, victims should seek legal assistance as quickly as possible. By contacting the The Tawwater Law Firm, our team can begin building your case, and we will not receive fees unless monetary compensation is won.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, we can help you begin the path towards healing. Contact us today to learn how our legal expertise can help you in this time of need.