Most people have experienced headaches frequently enough that they do not automatically make them worry. However, what happens when you suffer a headache after being involved in a car accident? Does this mean you suffered a brain injury in the accident? It certainly can – in fact, headaches are one of the most common signs of brain injuries. Keep reading to learn what to do if you suffer a headache after a car accident and then reach out to Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation.
Talk to Your Doctor
First and foremost, you want to talk to a medical professional. Do not assume that it is just a minor headache that will go away on its own because it could be a warning sign of something much more serious.
Even if it is “just” a headache, know that some people begin to experience frequent headaches after an accident. If that happens to you, then you should be compensated for damages related to these headaches. This requires that you have a paper trail of receiving treatment from your doctor.
Do What Your Doctor Says
Whatever your doctor’s orders are, you should follow them. If they tell you to call if there are new symptoms, then call them if there are new symptoms. If they tell you to avoid TVs or computer screens, then do that. Ignoring their orders can cause additional injury to you and can significantly impact your personal injury case as they can claim that you were not as injured as you said you were or would not have been injured if you had followed doctor’s orders.
Brian Injuries Are Not the Only Cause of Accident-Related Headaches
If you are suffering headaches after being involved in a car accident but you did not injure your head, the headaches can still be caused by the accident. For example, whiplash can cause headaches – and it can take days to start to show symptoms after a car accident.
Whiplash is an injury not of the head or brain but of the ligaments, nerves, muscles, or bones in the upper spine. When your head moves back and forth quickly at the point of impact, it can cause strain to the neck. You may not even remember this action of your head because the point of impact can be blurry.
Call a Personal Injury Attorney for Additional Help
If you have suffered an injury that was the result of someone else acting recklessly or negligently, we recommend you contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 to find out what your legal options are. We will begin with a free consultation.