Traumatic Brain Injuries

Every fifteen seconds, an American will suffer a significant Traumatic Brain Injury.

Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. In fact, an estimated 5.3 million Americans are currently living with a TBI related disability. According to the Brain Injury Association of Oklahoma, nearly 20,000 Oklahomans visit the hospital for treatment of a brain injury every year.

To make matters worse, these injuries are notoriously difficult to diagnose and treat, their symptoms can be unpredictable, and they often lead to permanent disability and a lifetime of medical care.


There are two main types of TBI:

  • Closed Head Injury: Occurs when the head suffers a concussive or forceful blow. This type of TBI is often sustained during a car accident, sports-related injury, or fall.
  • Open Head Injury: Occurs when a foreign object enters or penetrates the skull. This type of TBI is often associated with violent injuries, such as assaults or combat-related wounds. Open head injuries can also occur when the skull fractures, causing bone fragments to enter the brain.

Both types of TBI may result in vastly different symptoms depending on the severity of the injury, what part of the brain was affected, and many other factors.

The leading causes of TBI are:


Brain injuries are extremely complex, which makes brain injury lawsuits much more complicated than a standard personal injury case. If you or a loved one was the victim of a TBI, you need an experienced law firm to fight for you.

Brain injuries are often permanent and can change your life forever. The Center for Disease Control estimates that the lifetime costs of care for a person with a TBI can range anywhere from $600,000 to $1.8 Million depending on severity and the age at which they sustained the injury.

For more statistics and information about TBI in the United States, you can view our Graves McLain TBI Awareness Month Infographic here.

Whether you suffered a brain injury in an accident or as a result of a medical mistake, you deserve compensation for your pain, suffering, medical costs and time away from work. Brain injury victims and their families need the aid of attorneys that understand the physical, emotional, and financial struggles that follow a serious injury. At Graves McLain, Tulsa, Oklahoma Personal Injury law firm, we help individuals and families seek the full and fair compensation they deserve after an accident.

We understand the details of these complex cases, and will support you and your family through this very challenging time.

If you or a loved one has sustained a life altering brain injury, call Graves McLain. An experienced attorney will review the details of your case absolutely FREE and determine the best course of action. Contact Graves McLain today toll-free at 1-800-390-6600, email us directly or request a free consultation online. A dedicated attorney will review your situation at no cost to you.  Trust our team, we are here to help.

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