The brain is arguably the most important organ in the body. Since it is the main processing center for all nervous, memory, and sensory activity, any sort of damage to the brain can be a serious matter and potentially have life-altering consequences. Unlike other parts of the body which can heal themselves over time, brain tissue does not regenerate once damaged, making it extremely difficult for individuals to fully recover after a traumatic brain injury. For this reason, if you have been involved in a car accident, slip and fall, or any other type of traumatic accident, it is vital you see a doctor as soon as possible to protect yourself against possible long-term medical consequences.
I Do Not Feel Any Pain - Am I Alright?
When a person is injured, their body triggers a "fight or flight" response and boosts their adrenaline, heightening their senses and making them less able to feel pain for a certain period of time. Likewise, since the brain does not have any pain receptors, it is not uncommon for a person to experience a concussion or critical brain damage and have no idea that they are hurt in the days or even weeks following their accident.
Symptoms of brain injuries can include:
- Dizziness or vomiting
- Ringing in ears
- Sensitivity to light or sounds
- Headaches or migraines
- Disrupted sleep-wake cycle
Since it is not always obvious whether a person has suffered a traumatic brain injury or not, it is always best to err on the side of caution and seek a full medical evaluation immediately. Many untreated brain injuries can worsen over time, potentially resulting in permanent debilitating conditions which require a lifetime of expensive medical treatments and round-the-clock care. In other words, the sooner you see a doctor, the better your chances will be of making a full recovery.
Once you have seen a doctor, your next step should be to contact a powerful lawyer to discuss your accident and the possibility of compensation. If it can be proven that your injuries were caused by another party's carelessness or negligence, our Albuquerque traumatic brain injury attorneys at Berenson & Associates, P.C. can help. Contact our firm online or call us today at (505) 559-4117 to find out more about what our nearly two decades of experience can do for you.