Oklahoma Car Accident Lawyers

Oklahoma City Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

Ylla|Gosney Attorneys at Law represents Oklahoma City accident victims who suffer Traumatic Brain Injuries. We help victims and their families earn support to pay for life-saving care and the cost of rehabilitation from such a major injury. Our skilled attorneys provide free case consultations to all victims. Contact us today to schedule a case review. We want to make sure victims get the support they need to rebuild their lives by holding at-fault parties fully responsible for accidents.

Do I Need to Call a Lawyer After an Accident?

If your accident only involves a minor concussion or a small bump on the head, you may not need the help of a lawyer for your case. But if you suffer a serious brain injury and someone’s negligence caused your accident, it’s a good idea to speak to a local attorney about your options.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) can be life-threatening and survivors can have their lives changed forever. The costs of care and rehabilitation might be enormous, and insurance providers for at-fault parties don’t want to pay this expense. Insurance adjusters will be instructed to try to get you to accept the blame for the accident. They can also seek to cast doubt on how serious your brain injury is. They do this all to get out of having to provide you with even basic injury support.

Your lawyer is your defense against these and other shady tactics. A skilled Oklahoma City Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer conducts a deep investigation into your accident and the person who caused it. Your lawyer secures the evidence to force an insurance company to accept full responsibility and then demands the maximum in support available.

Traumatic Brain Injury Dangers in Oklahoma City

A Traumatic Brain Injury is a general term that describes damage to the brain caused by an outside force. That’s according to  The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. A TBI might be caused by a sudden blunt force trauma of a car crash on a busy road like I-44 or a penetrating injury caused by something like a bullet.

There are two general types of TBI, although one person can suffer from both kinds:

Penetrating TBI – This is known as an open head injury and results from an object entering the skull and then brain tissue.

Non-penetrating TBI – Known as a closed head injury. Results when a powerful force causes the brain to move within the head. It can be caused by a blow to the head or to the body.

A closed TBI might occur in a traffic collision, or a fall from a great height. It might result from a sports collision or physical attack. An explosive blast can also jolt the brain and cause damage.

As we move about Oklahoma City during our busy days, we can forget about the accident threats we face everywhere we go.

What Kinds of Symptoms Will I Suffer With a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Emergency room doctors at places like the OU Medical Center treat the victims of frightening accidents every day. They see the type of life-threatening harm that TBIs can do.

A TBI might only cause a mild concussion that victims can completely recover from in a few weeks. This classification of injury could also result in lifelong problems with thought and mobility for victims.

These are just a few of the initial symptoms that victims and their families should monitor for:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Mood changes

Moderate to severe brain trauma often leads to longer-lasting effects:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Hearing or vision issues
  • Communication issues
  • Loss of control of body parts
  • Memory loss
  • Seizures
  • Impulsive behavior
  • Increased risk for Alzheimer’s
  • Increased risk for PTSD

This is just a brief list of the short and long-term issues victims can have. Victims of careless acts who develop brain damage and suffer their whole lives with disabilities that affect their ability to work and enjoy family life. Insurance companies for those who cause careless accidents can leave victims to fend for themselves.

That’s why having a Ylla|Gosney representative on your side is a good idea as you negotiate with unhelpful insurance adjusters. After seeing medical bills stack up, you may reach a point where you’d accept any  “lowball” offer the insurer extends. But that’s what they hope you do. Your lawyer helps you identify these unfair offers, helps you reject them, and then demands more.

Who Is Responsible for the Cost of My TBI Care?

Under Oklahoma personal injury laws, the people around you as you go about your day owe you a “duty of care.” It means that other drivers must not make reckless decisions that put you and your family in harm’s way. It means landlords must keep rental properties free of unnecessary accident risks, like a stairwell that should be repaired.

Employers should inspect their workplaces and repair hazards that could lead to head trauma. Store owners must protect customers from head injuries suffered when slipping and falling on puddles or when merchandise falls from a high shelf.

These and other acts of negligence leave careless parties liable for the hardships a TBI patient endures. After an accident, victims are empowered to file injury claims with an at-fault party’s insurance representative and seek full financial support. If an insurance company rejects a claim or won’t provide enough in support, victims and their families can also file lawsuits and take insurers to court.

Insurers are supposed to support victims for as long as they experience symptoms from their accidents. That means support for victims as they miss work and fall behind on normal monthly bills like rent, car payments, and credit card bills. Your Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer makes sure you receive a settlement check or judgment that covers all of these expenses and more.

Compensation Available After a Traumatic Brain Injury

Rehabilitation and physical therapy may be key to the recovery of a TBI victim. It will also be expensive. Victims may need therapy for months, years, or for the rest of their lives. In some tragic cases, a full recovery for the brain isn’t possible.

Brain trauma patients may have to relearn how to perform daily tasks. They may have to rebuild their balance and coordination. While the victim works hard to recover, they shouldn’t have to worry about how the medical bills will get paid. These costs must be passed along to insurance companies.

Your Ylla|Gosney legal representative makes sure the insurance adjuster is aware of everything you’ve endured and will face in the future. Your lawyer will also demand compensation for some things you may not have known could earn you additional support.

  • All hospital and rehabilitation cost totals
  • Estimates on lifelong support for a permanent disability and home care
  • Support for physical pain endured in an accident and in recovery
  • Support for emotional trauma
  • Money for psychiatric care
  • Totals on your lost paychecks and benefits while the victim misses work
  • Estimates on the loss of a lifetime of income if a patient can never return to work
  • Vocational counseling to help victims find jobs they can perform
  • Totals of travel costs to and from doctor visits
  • Wrongful Death Support. A serious brain injury can easily claim someone’s life. In fact, a TBI can shorten a lifespan. In these cases, family members of the victim can file wrongful death claims and seek support for funeral costs and any leftover medical bills. Families must also get help in replacing the income the deceased may have provided the family each week.

Contact an Oklahoma City Traumatic Injury Accident Attorney

At Ylla|Gosney Attorneys at Law we want to protect Traumatic Brain Injury victims until they are back on their feet again. After suffering brain trauma, patients may need to force insurance companies to provide everything they need to rebuild their lives. Schedule a no-cost, no-obligation case review today to find out about the type of support you should be demanding.