California roadways are sometimes extremely dangerous places. Of course, if you frequently travel to and from work or use the highway to reach your shopping destinations or for running errands, you’re likely already aware of that fact. As a safe driver, you pay close attention to posted speed limits and other traffic signs and do your best to remain alert and cautious behind the wheel; however, it’s impossible to gauge what other motorists are going to do in any given moment.
You just never know when another driver is going to cut you off on the highway, speed through a red light or otherwise act with negligence, placing you at great risk for injury. If you were recently involved in a motor vehicle accident and have been experiencing head pain or any other concerning symptom, you may want to consult with a physician to determine whether you may have a traumatic head injury.
Is your headache a sign of an underlying brain condition?
There may be days during your recovery following a car accident when you feel fairly well and able to go about some of your typical daily tasks without much suffering. Other days may not be as positive, especially if you’re suffering from headaches or other pain. The following list includes information about traumatic head injury that may help point you in the right direction for recovery:
- Memory loss or confusion: You’ve probably forgotten someone’s name or a phone number, etc., on more than one occasion. That’s not uncommon and most people experience forgetfulness from time to time. However, if you are suffering more significant memory loss issues or feel confused and disorientated and you were recently in some type of accident where you may have bumped your head, you may want to seek immediate medical attention to discuss your symptoms.
- Nausea or vomiting: These are common symptoms related to flu and other viruses or infections, but may also be definite signs of traumatic brain injury.
- Dizziness or light-headedness: When you stand erect or try to walk, if you feel off balance or as though the room is spinning, it may be due to an underlying head injury of which you are unaware.
- Pain: If you are successfully recovering from a car accident, a fall or other incident that caused you injury, your pain level should continue to subside unless you suffered a permanent injury that produces chronic pain. If your head still hurts days or weeks after your accident, you may want to further investigate the situation to see if perhaps a head injury diagnosis was missed.
When the reason you fell down a flight of stairs or got into a car accident is that another person was acting recklessly or was somehow negligent at the time, you may feel frustrated or even angry when you’re faced with exorbitant expenses associated with your injuries. It’s perfectly acceptable to pursue justice in such situations; in fact, many California accident victims have been able to fully recover their financial losses by filing legal claims against those who caused their injuries.