Living, working, visiting, or simply traveling through the DC Metropolitan Area can be dangerous - it is one of the "most traffic congested areas in the country!" In the DMV-area, drivers are 109% more likely to get involved in an accident!* Dangerous, high speed collisions occur with alarming frequency. Among the many causes of those accidents in the area are:
Walking in the Metro area is almost as dangerous as driving, sometimes because so many drivers are paying attention to GPS, smart phones, other cars, and other distractions. Pedestrians run a risk of being involved in accidents all the time.
Pedestrian accidents are very traumatic, because the most severe damage happens to the pedestrian:
Injuries suffered as a result of accidents can be minor, such as bruises and cuts; or they can be severe, like broken bones, concussions, or severed limbs. The body tries to repair itself as it has for eons, but injuries to the spine and the brain are much harder to repair and take much, much longer.
Traumatic incidents and injuries require specific, dedicated diagnoses and treatment. That treatment is more complicated and lasting than the setting of a broken bone. Ensuring that you have the right diagnosis - and the right care - is essential. One cannot make mistakes with the spine, or any part of the central nervous system: mistakes can result in the loss of feeling and sensation, crippling of arms or legs, or even paralysis.
Common signs of brain injuries are: