O'Mara & Padilla, Attorneys at Law
858-481-5454

Are your headaches a sign of traumatic brain injury?

When you heard the impact of the other car smashing into yours on a California highway, you may have thought it was the end. Thankfully, you survived, and rescue workers got you to the nearest hospital in the nick of time for treatment of your injuries. Since then, you have spent weeks working your way back to good health and have been thankful for the many people who are part of your support network. It's the headaches that have you worried.

You are right to concern yourself, as repeated headaches following a car accident may be a sign of traumatic brain injury. If you have other symptoms as well and are not feeling well but aren't sure if it's related to your accident, you can reach out for help and take steps to address the matter as needed. If the driver who hit you was negligent in some way, you may also want to talk to someone about how to recover your losses.

Signs of brain trauma

Brain injury symptoms aren't always immediately apparent. Special tests and other signs often help diagnose such conditions. The following list are red flags that you may be suffering signs of brain injury:

  • Trouble concentrating, focusing or forming coherent thoughts or speech
  • Repetitive memory loss
  • Dizziness or unstable gait when walking
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Mild, moderate or severe head pain
  • Stomach ache or nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Difficulty staying awake
  • Falling unconscious at any time

This list above is by no means extensive, as there may be other symptoms that may also suggest you suffered a brain injury when another car collided with yours. Even if many weeks have passed since your accident, it is important that you seek immediate medical attention if you exhibit one or more of the symptoms described here. Medical care is quite expensive, and there is no reason you should be held fully accountable if the other driver was drunk or otherwise negligent. Proving negligence caused your injuries can be quite challenging.

A California personal injury attorney can explain the process of filing a personal injury claim in court to seek recovery for economic losses associated with a car accident. Many accident victims use compensation awarded in court to offset medical expenses and cover other economic loss during recovery, such as loss of income at work or costs associated with assisted living care.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

For A Free Case Evaluation, Contact Our Firm Today At 858-480-6182, Or Fill Out The Form Below.

We will discuss the aspects of your case and what forms of compensation you are entitled to.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

  • Super Lawyer
  • American Board Of Trial Advocates
  • AV Peer Review Rated
  • Listed In Best Lawyers| The World's Premier Guide

O’Mara & Padilla Law Office
320 Encinitas Blvd
Suite A
Encinitas, CA 92024

Phone: 858-480-6182
Fax: 858-720-9797
Map & Directions

Riverside Office
4200 Latham St
Riverside, CA 92501

Map & Directions

To the Top