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Your Advocate for Traumatic Brain Injury Claims in Tulsa, Oklahoma
The dedicated and knowledgeable Tulsa traumatic brain injury lawyers at Bundy Law Office have years of experience fighting for clients involved in accidents throughout Tulsa and Northeastern Oklahoma. We care about our community and strive to ensure injury victims receive the compensation they deserve. We help our clients brave the legal challenges of a personal injury case so they can concentrate on their recovery, their families, and getting their lives back on track.
If you’ve been involved in an accident, call (918) 992-2142 today to schedule a consultation with one of our Tulsa traumatic brain injury lawyers today.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious medical condition that can occur after a severe blow to the head. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), TBIs are caused when a bump, blow, or jolt to the head disrupts the brain's normal function. The damage caused by a TBI can be life-altering. Sadly, TBIs are frequent, with nearly two million Americans experiencing severe head injury annually. These injuries lead to over 50,000 deaths nationwide each year, and countless others face long-term disabilities.
Common Causes of TBI
Any event that leads to sudden and extreme head trauma can result in a TBI, even if the collision seems minor. Symptoms can range from concussions in mild cases to loss of consciousness, permanent brain damage, memory loss, coma, and severe complications.
At Bundy Law Office, our Tulsa traumatic brain injury lawyers represent victims who have been injured in a wide range of accidents, including:
- Slip and falls
- Workplace injuries
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Defective products
- Intentional acts such as criminal violence
- Shaken baby syndrome
- Sports injuries
Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries as a Chronic Condition and Its Financial Implications
While traumatic brain injuries are a serious and immediate medical concern, it’s important to note that they can also develop into a critical financial issue. Severe TBIs often become chronic conditions requiring long-term care and management. The effects of a TBI can linger for months, years, or even a lifetime, depending on the severity of the injury and the individual's overall health.
The chronic nature of TBIs can manifest in various ways, such as cognitive impairments, emotional changes, physical disabilities, and behavioral modifications. Symptoms also include memory loss, difficulty concentrating, mood swings, depression, difficulty with speech or movement, and personality changes. These persistent issues often necessitate ongoing medical treatment, rehabilitation services, and personal care, all of which come at a substantial cost to victims.
In addition to direct medical expenses, individuals with TBIs and their families may also face indirect costs like the inability to work, loss of income, decreased quality of life, and the emotional toll of coping with a chronic condition.
Family members who become caregivers often experience financial strain due to reduced work hours or having to leave their jobs entirely to provide care. The financial burden of a TBI can be immense and overwhelming.
According to the CDC, the economic cost of TBIs, including direct and indirect medical costs, is estimated to be approximately $76.5 billion each year in the United States alone.
It is crucial for individuals suffering from a TBI to understand these potential long-term costs and factor them into any compensation claims following an accident. A skilled lawyer can help ensure that your claim adequately covers your current and future medical expenses and other financial losses related to the injury.
The Importance of Immediate Action After Sustaining a Head Injury
Recognizing a brain injury can be complex as its symptoms often take time to appear and can be easily dismissed. If you've experienced head trauma, seeking immediate medical attention for testing and diagnosis is crucial. Delaying this process can aggravate your condition and provide an opportunity for a negligent defendant or insurance provider to reject or reduce your claim.
Reach Out to Bundy Law Office Today
If you believe you or a loved one has suffered a TBI in Tulsa or elsewhere in Northeastern Oklahoma, contact Bundy Law Office today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We are here to help you after an incident of negligence, recklessness, or deliberate harm has caused serious injury to you or your family. If you cannot visit our offices, our dedicated personal injury lawyers can come to you. We're committed to helping you fight for the compensation you deserve, no matter what it takes.
If you or a loved one has endured a TBI due to someone else's negligence, it's important to remember that you have the right to claim compensation for your injury. At Bundy Law Office, we're committed to supporting you through this challenging time. Call (918) 992-2142 today to schedule a consultation.