Headaches can be the result of many different kinds of injuries, and often occur following traumatic neck injuries. For instance, auto accident victims who suffer whiplash often complain of headaches. These may be the result of injuries to the soft tissue. Some studies have documented as many as 82% of rear-end collision victims reporting headaches afterward. However, any auto accident can cause injuries capable of leading to headache symptoms. Falls also are a leading cause of injuries that leave victims suffering headaches. In some cases, headaches that follow accidents can signal traumatic brain injury.
- Every year, about 1.7 million people in the U.S. suffer a traumatic brain injury.
- Hospital emergency rooms treat more than 1.3 million people per year for brain injuries.
- More than a quarter of a million Americans are hospitalized for brain injuries annually.
- Traumatic brain injuries kill an estimated 52,000 people per year in the U.S.
- Falls cause about 35% of brain injuries.
- Motor vehicle accidents are responsible for about 17% of brain injuries.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Broward personal injury attorneys at the law firm of Freeman Injury Law know that headaches aren’t always a simple symptom. Our firm has worked with victims of many types of motor vehicle accidents, giving us ample opportunity to witness the pain and suffering that headaches can cause. We know the heartbreak that families experience when a loved one sustains a serious injury that causes lasting brain damage. At Freeman Injury Law, our West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers have the kind of medical knowledge that enables us to gather the evidence needed to document the full extent of your injuries so that we can present the strongest possible case on your behalf.
When a careless motorist injures you in an accident or a negligent property owner’s failure to maintain his premises causes you to be hurt in a fall, the injury attorneys at Freeman Injury Law know that headaches may be among the symptoms you experience from your injuries. We also know that your symptoms may worsen as time passes. That makes it important that you avoid rushing into a fast settlement if you’re offered one. Our seasoned personal injury lawyers know that insurance adjusters want nothing more than to minimize your claim, so they may urge you to accept a settlement quickly. However, what begins as a slight headache could progress into more serious symptoms – nausea, vomiting, dizziness, memory problems – that signify severe injury to the brain.
At Freeman Injury Law, our personal injury and wrongful death lawyers have both medical and legal knowledge. We know that, beyond traffic accidents, many other types of injury can cause headaches. For instance, headache can be a symptom of exposure to toxic substances – a hazard that occurs in U.S. workplaces, and even in such seemingly innocent surroundings as our own homes. Headache can happen as a reaction to prescription drugs and to some types of vaccines. If you feel that you or someone you love is suffering headaches because of the negligence or irresponsible actions of an employer, a property owner, a motorist, or anyone else, call the Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys at Freeman Injury Law.
Attorney Dean Freeman has trained as a combat medic and is a member of the Florida Nurses Assocation; he combines practical medical experience with his comprehensive knowledge of Florida law. Such powerhouse skills are a hallmark of our firm, making our personal injury lawyers the leading choice of accident and injury victims throughout South Florida. When you’ve been hurt, you need an injury attorney who has proven experience and the tenacity to stand up to even the largest insurance companies. At Freeman Injury Law, our legal professionals are ready to work for you. We believe you deserve compensation from the person who caused your injuries, and we’ll fight to get it for you. If we don’t recover monetary damages for you, you owe us nothing.