It seems like something that should not need to be said but it always bears
head and brain injuries must be taken seriously each and every time they occur. If you or someone
you know has been struck in the head, was in a jarring accident, has had
a high fever for several hours, or has been in any other situation that
could have harmed their brain, please notify emergency responders as soon
Oftentimes, the person who has sustained the injury has no idea how much
damage has actually occurred and may falsely believe that they are fine.
Depending on which part of the brain has been injured, the wound may actually
trigger mental stimuli that simulate euphoria, causing the victim to feel
elated and overconfident that they have not been severely injured. The
brain also doesn’t have any pain receptors, so you cannot rely only
on a sensation of pain to know if harm has been done. You may need to
look for other indicators.
Symptoms of an underlying brain injury include:
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Nausea or vomiting
- Hearing loss or tinnitus
- Blurred or doubled vision
- Amnesia or full memory loss
- Insomnia or excessive sleeping
- Chronic or intense migraines
- Slurred speech
Whereas many other parts of the body will try to heal over time, brain
cells are very weakly regenerative. Even a mild injury may cause degradation
to the brain’s health at a rate much faster than what the brain
can heal and repair. The result is a simple blow to the head that is undiagnosed
or addressed eventually leading to a traumatic brain injury. Once again,
always take a head or brain injury seriously if you want to do all you can to
prevent it from getting worse. Quick, decisive action may even save a life.
If you have suffered a brain injury, medical treatment may be costly and
require sessions for the rest of your life. To help pay for the costs
and bills, you may need to bring a lawsuit against the party responsible
for your accident.
Contact Chestnut & Beller and our Cobb County personal injury attorneys today.
We can let you know if you have grounds for a case during a
free initial consultation.