• Friday , 18 January 2019

What to do when migraines plague you after a motor vehicle accident

Have you recently been diagnosed with reoccurring migraines after a motor vehicle accident? If so, what should you do to treat them and improve your quality of life?

The unfortunate reality is that being involved in a car accident can and will often result in significant injuries like head injuries, whiplash or neck injuries, and broken bones.

The only way to be 100% sure that you will never be involved in a motor vehicle accident is to avoid going anywhere near a car, or bus, motor vehicle carriageway, or parking lot. This statement is a ludicrous, ridiculous statement because, unless you stay inside your home and never venture out, it is virtually impossible to avoid being near a motor vehicle or bus. And, never venturing out will eventually translate into extreme unhappiness and ultimately death.

The Migraine: An Unfortunate consequence of neck and head injuries

Therefore, the question that needs to be asked and answered is how to reduce the likelihood of being involved in a car accident. And, if you happen to be involved in a crash, the next question that must be considered is how to recover from the physical and emotional trauma as quickly as possible.

One of the most common injuries that occurs as a result of a vehicle accident is whiplash. A medical definition of whiplash is as follows:

Whiplash is a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip. Whiplash most often occurs during a rear-end auto accident.”

Unfortunately, this “forceful neck movement” can be either in damage to the neck muscles and cervical vertebrae and/or traumatic brain injury. Both can result in medium to severe headaches, including migraine headaches.

Essentially a migraine headache occurs when “an area of the brain becomes hypersensitive and can trigger a pain signal that spreads out to other parts of the brain.” This definition shows the direct correlation between a traumatic brain injury as a consequence of a car crash and a severe headache.

What to do after a motor vehicle accident

One of the first things to do after you have seen the doctor and been medically treated is to contact a Toledo car accident attorney.

Why?

Well, you will have to submit insurance claims, deal with police reports, and determine whether you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the person who caused the accident. Not only is a car accident lawyer skilled and experienced at handling all these matters, but it will make your life simpler and allow you to heal from the physical trauma if you hire an attorney to manage the legalities on your behalf. Your lawyer will contact your insurance broker, collect witness statements and take photographs of the vehicle after the accident, deal with the police when they need to collect statements from all parties involved in the accident, as well as manage the personal injury claim process.

Final thoughts

There is nothing more challenging than trying to navigate your way through the legal minefield associated with a motor vehicle accident when you are battling with the side effects of traumatic brain injury. Therefore, it is best to hire a legal specialist to handle this part of the car accident aftermath.

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