Do I Need to File a Claim If I Have a Headache After My Car Accident?

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Being in a car accident can be a scary, and oftentimes, unprecedented situation. It helps to have an idea of what you should do immediately after a car accident. When you make it out of a car accident with no serious injuries, you may feel healthy and lucky. But if you have prolonged headaches in the days and weeks following your accident, you shouldn’t dismiss them lightly. Headaches could be a sign of a more dangerous, underlying health issue, and should be treated by a medical professional before you ultimately decide to not file a personal injury claim.

Headaches are common after a car accident and can be associated with injuries including whiplash, concussions, and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

If your headache persists after your accident, you may be suffering from one of the following:

  • Post-Traumatic Headaches: These headaches occur after damages including hitting your head, as well as violent neck and head movements.
  • Post-Concussive Headaches: You may experience this kind of headache after a concussion, during which you may also suffer from difficulty concentrating, nausea, and light and sound sensitivity.
  • Muscle-Contraction or Spasm Headaches: Also known as tension headaches, you may suffer from these after receiving muscle strains and nerve damage in your head.

Headaches may also be a symptom of a fractured skull or neck bone, in which case it’s important to seek medical attention immediately.

Am I Eligible for Financial Compensation?

Even if you believe your headache to be minor, you are still eligible to seek financial compensation following your car accident. You may need to see the doctor or have tests run to examine the cause of your headache, which can quickly prove costly. Through the experience and resources of our car accident attorneys, we can help you recover damages for your medical bills, lost wages, and more.

Don’t hesitate to hire a lawyer to investigate your situation. Just because your injuries aren’t visible to others, doesn’t mean they’re not painful.

Head and brain injury symptoms you can suffer from include:

  • Aching pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pressure or tightness across the forehead
  • Dizziness and nausea
  • Mood swings
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Tenderness on scalp and neck

It’s important that you note these symptoms when they occur after your accident and to ask your doctor about them, as doctors and lawyers typically focus most on more visible injuries like broken limbs and neck and back injuries.

We Believe You Deserve Justice

At The Groth Law Firm, S.C., our personal injury attorneys believe everyone who has been injured in an accident caused by negligence deserves to seek justice, whether their injuries are minor or more serious. No one deserves to suffer due to the careless actions of another party. With over 100 years of collective experience, you can trust us to understand what we’re doing when we build your case and advocate for your rights. We work to recover damages for clients that include medical bills, lost wages from missing work, damaged property, therapy, and pain and suffering.

Call The Groth Law Firm, S.C., or contact us online if you’re experiencing delayed symptoms of injuries after a car accident. Our Milwaukee auto accident lawyer will be able to assist you. While laws vary by state, there is a general two-year statute of limitations following a car accident that gives you time to hire our team to pursue the compensation you deserve.


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