After taking a blow to the head, being in a car accident, slipping and falling, or even suffering from a persistent high fever, a full medical examination is crucial. Even if you are feeling fine and vigorous after such a dangerous incident, your brain’s health could be in jeopardy. Due to the subtly of traumatic brain injuries (TBI), it is important to take any situation that could have caused one seriously.
No Pain Doesn’t Mean No Harm
When you get a cut on your arm, the pain is obvious and you know something is wrong. When you step on something sharp, the nerves flare up to tell you immediately that there is danger. Our brains, however, do not have such pain receptive systems in place. There can be critical damage to the brain and the symptoms may be sparse, if there are any at all.
Some subtle symptoms caused by traumatic brain injuries include:
- Migraines or frequent headaches
- Spells of nausea or dizziness
- Insomnia or excessive sleeping
- Tinnitus or total hearing loss
Since it may not be clear right away that you have suffered serious brain damage, it is always better to assume that you may have and see your trusted physician immediately. In many cases, brain damage worsens over time if it is not diagnosed and you do not do all you can to alleviate it. In other words, the sooner you see a doctor, the higher your chances of a full recovery will be. You will also likely reduce the incidents of developing debilitating conditions.
After you have seen a medical professional about your potential brain injury, the next thing you should do is see a personal injury lawyer to start talking about monetary compensation. If your brain injury was caused by the negligence, recklessness, or intentional wrongdoing of another party, Sacramento Brain Injury Attorney Eliot Reiner can help. Contact our firm by calling 916.778.3228 to discover what 25+ years of legal experience can do for you and your claim.