The brain is the body’s central processing hub for all cognitive,
nervous, memory, and sensory activities, making it arguably the most important
organs in the body. As such, if you have experienced a blow to the head,
whether it be the result of a
slip and fall, or some other traumatic event, it is crucial to seek medical attention
as soon as possible. Even if you feel more or less fine after the incident,
the health of your brain could be in jeopardy. When considering how subtle
the symptoms of many
traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can be, any sort of situation that may have caused one must be treated
with extreme caution.
But I Do Not Feel Any Pain – Am I Ok?
When you stub your toe, you feel pain and instantly know something is wrong.
When you step on something sharp, the nerve endings in your foot immediately
trigger a reflex response that causes you to pull away from the danger.
Conversely, our brains do not have pain receptive systems and do not react
in the same fashion. For this reason, it is not uncommon for a person
to suffer critical brain damage and feel little to no symptoms in the
days or even weeks following.
Traumatic brain injuries can cause the following subtle symptoms:
- Dizziness or vomiting
- Headaches and migraines
- Disrupted sleeping patterns
- Ringing in ears or loss of hearing
Since it is not always clear whether a person has suffered a brain injury,
it is always better to err on the side of caution and seek medical help
as soon as possible. If left untreated, brain injuries can worsen over
time and cause permanent debilitating conditions, oftentimes requiring
extensive medical treatments and round-the-clock care.
Once you have seen a doctor, your next step is to contact a knowledgeable
personal injury attorney and discuss the possibility of seeking compensation.
Depending on the cause of your injury, you may have grounds to pursue
financial recovery for your lost wages, medical expenses, rehabilitation
costs, pain and suffering, and reduced quality of life. If you believe
your brain injury was caused by another party’s negligence or carelessness,
contact the New Braunfels brain injury lawyers at Kyle Law Firm today.
To discover more about how our 60+ years of legal experience can benefit your
personal injury claim,
contact our office online or call us today at (916) 778-3228.