Many of our readers in Oklahoma may know a friend or family member who has suffered an injury in some type of accident, such as a car accident, a workplace accident or even due to a medical malpractice incident. In many cases, such injuries can be fairly minor, with broken bones or cuts and bruises the extent of the damage done. However, each year in Oklahoma there are some people who suffer much more significant injuries in accidents, including traumatic brain injuries – commonly known as “TBIs.”
The impact of a TBI can be life-altering. These injuries oftentimes result in long-term complications for injured victims. Even TBIs on the “mild” side of the spectrum can lead to symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, blurred vision and sensitivity to stimuli. However, TBIs on the “moderate” to “severe” side of the spectrum can result in much more serious symptoms, including loss of coordination, numbness, confusion, slurred speech and even seizures. Each TBI is different, so the impact on any given injury victim can vary.
Our readers can likely imagine the great difficulty that TBI victims might have in just completing simple, day-to-day tasks as they suffer through some of the potential symptoms of this serious injury. However, if the injury in question was caused by another party’s negligence or recklessness, it may be possible to pursue a personal injury legal claim.
In pursuing such a legal claim, injured victims may be able to recover financial compensation that can help with the enormous medical expenses that can stack up after a person suffers a TBI. Oklahoma residents who have suffered a serious injury may need to get more information about their own unique situation to see about the options to potentially move forward with a legal claim.