The Car Crash and the Headache

As we slip into the cooler months, and there is more possibility of rain, it is important to keep safe on the road. Accidents happen, especially when it is raining out there in the desert. You know how to be safe – taking extra time on slippery surfaces, making sure you have your car inspected and in good repair, keeping your wits about you while on the road. We all know it is dangerous to operate our cars or trucks under the influence of alcohol, medication, extreme stress, or fatigue. And we know the importance of proper visibility, respecting road conditions, and following traffic laws.

However, all this can go out the window in about 25 seconds. If you have ever been in an accident, especially when you weren’t at fault, then you know it does not take long to suddenly find yourself in a terrifying situation. All that practice, knowledge, and safety can’t always prevent you from getting in a crash, or from getting hurt. This is why it is also important to know how to act if the worst does happen, and you do find yourself the victim of an accident.

You should contact a lawyer you can trust, and a doctor if needed. And this brings us to the point – you may not know that you need a doctor the second the crash happens. So, do not ignore any symptoms, especially headaches. A lot of factors go into play. Your body will most likely be in shock, and that makes you not a good judge of your own condition.

This is why you have to pay attention to the hours, days, and, even, weeks after your accident. It is very important to look for any sign of a headache. This will be more noticeable if you were not afflicted with headaches before the accident. But, even if you are a long-time sufferer of migraines, you need to pay special attention to your head in the aftermath of a crash.

Your head has a tendency to get knocked around in an accident. Your very brain can strike the sides of your skull, creating trauma in the organ. You could also get a cracked or fractured skull in a crash and not be aware. For some of these injuries, you will need an MRI, CT scan, or another diagnostic tool to really get any answers.

But you won’t be getting any answers if you do not present yourself to a doctor and let them know your symptoms. A lot of us, in the time after a crash, want to forget about it and move on. And a headache can become something that seems easier to forget about. Never sit on a pain in your head, especially after an accident. This is not something you should keep to yourself.

The bottom line is this- if you have pain in your head, it could be based on a neurological injury. That could be very serious. Make sure you insist on your doctor testing you thoroughly and consult with your lawyer if you need any assistance finding the right physician.

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