Individuals who suffer a traumatic brain injury can experience serious harm that may lead to permanent disability and the need for long-term care. Victims of TBI may experience impaired thinking, memory, movement, vision, hearing or emotional disruptions. Because of the significant impact a TBI can have on a victim, the effects of a TBI can also impact families of the victim.
Severe brain damage is one of the worst injuries anyone can sustain, and it occurs everywhere and every day in the United States, including in Oklahoma. People can suffer brain injuries from falls, motor vehicle accidents and contact sports. Once a person sustains such an injury, the next question is whether it will be temporary or permanent. There is no guarantee that a brain injury patient will be able to recover completely or even get close to the level of functioning before the injury even after treatment, therapy and rehabilitation. Because of this, researchers continue to conduct tests to find new methods to reduce the effects of brain injury.
Any Oklahoma citizen can sustain a brain injury in a variety of different types of accidents, including transportation mishaps, truck and vehicle rollovers and car collisions. Unlike some other types of injuries, brain injuries frequently leave their victims with permanent damage that requires extensive medical intervention and long-term and continuing care such as therapy and rehabilitation. The expenses of such treatments can add to the challenges faced by those who are injured and their families. If brain damage has resulted from another person's carelessness or negligence, then Dawkins & Gowens, P.L.L.C. can help.
Many injuries that people suffer heal over time, whether short- or long-term, allowing them to return to their normal lives and activities. Some injuries, however, can result in permanent damage that has long-lasting effects on many aspects of an individual's life. One of these injuries is the traumatic brain injury. TBIs are just as much of concern to Oklahomans as they are to other Americans.