June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month – a time dedicated to educating the general public on the debilitating effects of chronic headaches and encouraging more research into ways to address the often lifelong pain and suffering those who struggle with frequent headaches must endure.
What Causes Headaches?
The cause of many headaches is unknown. Some are a result of neurological disorders. Some are a result of tension or a misaligned jaw. Some are a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI) – and it is these that hold the most significance in personal injury law.
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
Symptoms of TBI include:
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light and sound
Each of these is also a symptom of migraine headaches and, while the two things are not the same, the debilitating effects can be very similar.
In addition to sharing some similar symptoms to migraine headaches, TBI comes with a host of unique symptoms and consequences including:
- Speech difficulties
- Sleep disturbances
- Memory and concentration problems
- Anxiety and depression
- Severe mood swings
- Loss of bodily control
TBI and other types of brain injury may be permanent and are often the result of accidents such as slip and fall, railway accidents, or car accidents. When these injuries result from an accident caused by someone else or due to someone else’s negligence, victims have every right to hold that party accountable and seek compensation for all related damages.
Do You Need Help?
The estimated lifelong cost of TBI is $85,000 to $3 million, much of which depends on life expectancy and the age of the victim. TBI is a leading cause of death in the United States, with around 166 TBI-related deaths in the U.S. every single day. This means that both victims and surviving family members have the potential of suffering greatly from these injuries.
If you have been injured or a loved one has died from TBI, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Call the Maurer Law Firm at 845-896-5295 to schedule a free case review at our Fishkill office to learn more. We serve victims and their families living in Poughkeepsie and all surrounding areas of New York.