Attorney Chad McLain of Graves McLain visited KTUL’s Good Day Tulsa on Thursday, March 14th in recognition of March as Brain Injury Awareness Month. He presented his insights regarding the risks, frequency, and causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs).
Facts About Traumatic Brain Injuries
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a Traumatic Brain Injury as any bump, blow, jolt, or penetrating injury to the head which causes a disruption in normal brain function. According to the Mayo Clinic, common causes of TBI can include:
- Household/Workplace Falls
- Vehicle/Pedestrian Collisions
- Serious Acts of Violence
- Sports-Related Injuries
Signs and Symptoms
The symptoms of a concussion or other potential TBI may not appear immediately after the initial injury. Always seek professional medical assistance if you or your loved one experience any of the following symptoms:
- Difficulty Thinking
- Difficulty Concentrating
- Unusual Headache
- Blurred Vision
- Light/Noise Sensitivity
- Unusual Sleep Habits
If you feel drowsy, have trouble waking, or experience any weakness or numbness, seek medical attention as quickly as possible. Accident victims should seek immediate medical assistance if they lose consciousness, exhibit slurred speech or pupil dilation, cannot recognize people or places, experience convulsions or seizures, become agitated easily, or exhibit other unusual behavior.
Tips for Prevention
To help protect against Traumatic Brain Injuries, observe the following safety tips:
- Always wear a helmet while engaging in physical sports or bicycling.
- Always use properly installed, age-appropriate child seats in vehicles.
- Use safety gates stairs to prevent infants and toddlers from falling.
- Make sure all passengers wear their seat belts while in any vehicle.
- Never operate a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
We Can Help
If you or a loved one has suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury, call Graves McLain right away at 918-359-6600. When you call one of our experienced Tulsa, Oklahoma Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys, we will speak with you for FREE and determine the best course of action.
We review every detail of your situation at no cost to you—and fight hard to protect your rights. Trust our team, we are here to help. At Graves McLain, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front—and you owe us nothing until we win your case. At Graves McLain, we don’t get paid until you do.
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