Types of Brain Injury

Brain injuries are among the most devastating types of personal injury a person can sustain. Our Oklahoma personal injury lawyers have represented far too many families whose loved ones were severely injured or killed due to a brain injury caused by another party’s negligent or deliberately wrongful actions. The physical, emotional, and financial hardships caused by brain injuries tend to be overwhelming, and victims should not have to face these hardships alone. While experienced brain injury attorneys, such as those at the Nix Law Firm in Oklahoma City, cannot necessarily help to alleviate the physical and emotional burdens, they can help victims and their families obtain the full measure of compensation to which they are legally entitled.

In order to present the most successful case possible, it is important that you entrust your claim to experienced, skilled attorneys. The Oklahoma City traumatic brain injury attorneys of the Nix Law Firm have a deep understanding of both personal injury law and brain injuries. We have successfully handled claims stemming from virtually every type of brain injury, including:

Penetrating Injuries

Penetrating brain injuries occur when an object pierces the skull and enters the brain. Such injuries often result from bullet wounds.

Closed Head Injuries

Closed head injuries occur when the victim suffers a blow to the head that injures the brain but does not penetrate the skull. These sorts of injuries often result from car accidents, slip and fall accidents, and construction and other workplace accidents. Closed head injuries can result in one of two basic types of damage to the brain:

Primary Brain Damage

This type of brain damage manifests immediately after an accident rather than over time. Common types of primary brain damage include tears of the frontal or temporal lobes, ruptured blood vessels, nerve damage, and blood clots.

Secondary Brain Damage

In many cases, damage to the brain does not become immediately apparent after an accident. Brain swelling, intracranial pressure, infection, and brain disorders may present symptoms only after damage has worsened in the days, weeks, months, or even years after an accident. This is why it is essential for victims to seek medical treatment after a blow to the head even if they feel they have suffered no damage.

Our Oklahoma City brain injury attorneys work with reputable, trusted medical professionals to ensure that any possible damage to the brain is properly identified and diagnosed. These experts can testify as to the cause and extent of the damage if a case proceeds to trial. In most cases, however, our Oklahoma City attorneys are able to negotiate a settlement that is in our clients’ best interests before a case goes before a judge and jury.

Contact the Nix Law Firm

If you or a member of your family has been involved in an accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury, our attorneys in Oklahoma City can advise you of your legal rights and options and evaluate your case. Please feel free to contact the Nix Law Firm, serving all of Oklahoma, today for further information.

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