Car accident victims are encouraged to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. This ensures that any hidden medical issues are addressed as soon as possible. It also lessens the likelihood that an insurance company or jury will accuse them of waiting too long to see a doctor, implying that their medical issues aren’t as serious as they claim.
Some victims walk away, seemingly without a scratch. Later, they may experience severe, recurring migraines, even if they’ve never had a problem before. It seems obvious that the car accident caused the problem—when the body is subjected to severe force, it can cause the brain to hit the sides of the skull. It can also cause whiplash, pinched nerves and torn ligaments that may cause other types of head and neck pain.
If you’ve developed migraines after a car accident, call a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. They can help you work with the insurance company to get an appropriate settlement.
Which factors affect your settlement?
Since insurance companies have a vested interest in paying as little as possible, they’ll do their best to cast doubt on whether your injuries stemmed from the accident. For instance, they may argue that you had pre-existing issues with migraines, that the rest of your injuries weren’t particularly severe or that you contributed to the accident somehow.
Your lawyer will work with you to prove otherwise. They’ll present evidence that the injuries you sustained caused the migraines. In turn, the migraines have caused medical bills, lost wages and a lack of ability to enjoy your life the way you did before the accident. Your attorney may suggest bringing in expert witnesses, such as neurologists, to prove that your chronic headaches have negatively impacted your life.
What to do after the accident
Whenever you’re in an accident, it’s helpful to gather as much documentation as you can. Writing down a description of what happened, keeping an injury journal and taking photos at the scene can be very helpful. Keep all of your medical records, work communications and insurance communications in one place. Your lawyer will want to review them before deciding whether to take on your case.
Once you’re in stable condition, call a personal injury lawyer—and avoid accepting any settlements until they give you the green light. This will help ensure you get the best settlement possible.
Talk to an Ohio personal injury lawyer today
If you’re suffering from migraines after a car accident, I’ll Make Them Pay!® Call me today at 877.483.2298 for a consultation, and we’ll discuss your claim. Don’t accept lowball settlement offers—always talk to a lawyer first.