Oklahoma Brain Injury Lawyer

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Brain injuries are among the most devastating injuries that a person can sustain. If you or a loved one has experienced any kind of trauma to the head, and you suspect the possibility of brain injury, the most important thing is to seek medical attention immediately. It's also important to see an attorney as soon as possible after your medical evaluation.

Brain injuries are among the most serious injuries a person can sustain. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of such an injury may range from "mild,"a brief change in mental status or consciousness, to "severe,", an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury. A TBI can result in short or long-term problems with independent function.

Brain injury is considered a personal injury case, and if your brain injury was the result of another person's negligence, you may have a valid lawsuit. Most personal injury attorneys will take the case on a contingency basis, which means that you will not have to pay anything until after your case is settled.

Make sure that the attorney you hire has experience in litigating brain injury cases. Representing a brain injury case may be vastly different, and more complex, than representing other types of legal cases, even medical cases. After all, a brain injury directly impacts a person's life, is extremely traumatic for the suffering individual and his or her family, and may have serious long-term consequences.

In the State of Oklahoma, you and your attorney have to prove that the person who caused the injury was negligent and failed to use reasonable care. Additionally, you must prove that you sustained damages as a result of the injury.

Oklahoma has a comparative negligence law, which means that if you are the one who is found to be careless or your carelessness was what contributed to your injury, you may not be permitted to recover any damages. Under the Oklahoma modified comparative fault rule, if you are 50% or more at fault, you cannot recover any monetary damages. If, however, you are 49% or less at fault, you may recover some damages at a reduced rate.

The statute of limitations in Oklahoma gives you two years to file a lawsuit against the individual or entity who caused you injury. If your brain injury lawyer is not able to settle the case with the insurance company, then you will definitely have to file a lawsuit before the statute of limitation runs out.

Under Oklahoma law, the person who caused you injury has to pay for your past, current and future estimated medical expenses, time lost from work including time spent to meet medical appointments and therapy, the cost of hiring anyone to help you, any permanent disability, emotional distress, and any future earning ability due to the injury.

Although there is nothing that can be done to reverse your brain injury, or its devastating effects on your well-being, the culpable parties involved in your accident can be held accountable. If your brain injury can be determined to have been caused by the negligence of another individual or party, you have a right to know. You also have a right to seek financial compensation for that injury not only for your medical costs and lost wages, but also for any pain or potential long-term effects that stemmed from the brain injury.


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