Can Car Accidents Cause Migraines?

Headaches are normal among late-onset car accident injuries. It is one of the most crippling injuries people may have after an accident.

A headache after a car accident is generally called “post-traumatic headache,” as they are caused by the trauma of being involved in a crash. They can also be a symptom of another injury, such as a traumatic brain injury or concussion-related to migraine headache.

Migraines are one type of post-traumatic headaches a car accident victim may experience.

They are a neurological and should be treated accordingly.

What are the symptoms of migraine?

Migraine symptoms may include:

  • Visual disturbances (blind spots and flashing lights)
  • Irritability
  • Nausea (usually with vomiting)
  • Light, sound, certain smells, and movement sensitivity
  • Ringing in the Ears
  • Dizziness
  • Balance problems
  • Clouded thoughts

A headache following a car accident is cause to be examined by doctor immediately. Always follow pain management treatment and recommendations and never self-medicate. It is best to get treatment as soon as possible as waiting for symptoms to resolve on their own may negatively impact your health and any claims you may have.

It is important to speak to an attorney following an accident to get a fair assessment of your claim and assist you with dealing with the at fault party’s insurance company.  Don’t give any statements, sign documents, or take money from the at fault party’s insurance company until you have had an opportunity to consult with a personal injury attorney.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, give our office a call.  We offer free initial consultations and take personal injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we recover on your behalf.

Disclaimer: This website and blog contain general information which is not intended to be specific legal advice. If you need specific legal advice, please seek advice from a licensed attorney in your state. Nothing contained on this website or blog is intended to create an attorney-client relationship.

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