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A car accident is a traumatic event. It takes a toll on your body and mind. If you’ve been in a car accident, you may be experiencing headaches. This is a common symptom after a crash, and it can be caused by a number of things that can result in severe pain or mild traumatic brain injuries.

After seeking medical treatment, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer with Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C.. to find out if you have the right to file an injury claim.

Types of Headaches After a Car Accident

If you’ve been in a car accident, several things could be causing your headache. You may have suffered a brain injury, a whiplash injury or other neck injury.

Tension Headaches

Tension headaches usually happen two to three days after a car crash and last for a few hours. These can be caused by neck pain and muscle spasms in your neck and shoulders.

Cervicogenic Headaches

This happens when the muscles in your neck and upper back are injured. It can cause pain on one side of your head, and it may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting.

Migraine Headaches

A migraine is a more severe type of headache that can occur after a car accident. These headaches are often accompanied by sensitivity to light and sound, as well as nausea and vomiting.

Post-Traumatic Headaches

Some people also experience a post-traumatic headache after a car accident. This is a severe headache that can last for days or weeks after the crash. It’s caused by the stress of being in an accident and can be accompanied by neck pain, dizziness, and blurred vision.

Whiplash Headaches

Whiplash is a common injury caused by car accidents and other types of trauma. It occurs when the head is thrown forward and back by a sudden and violent jolt, causing the neck to stretch beyond its normal range of motion. This can result in damage to muscles, tendons, vertebrae, nerves, and ligaments that support your skull – and your brain. In addition, whiplash headaches may be dull or throbbing and may worsen with movement.

Concussion Headaches

Headaches are a common sign of a concussion, a type of brain injury. These headaches often occur soon after the injury and may worsen with activity.

Headaches After Skull Fractures

Headaches are a common after a  skull fracture. They can be caused by the accident’s impact or the swelling and compression of brain tissue. Headaches after a fracture may occur soon after an accident, but they may not last long.

Pinched Nerve Headaches

A pinched nerve in the neck causes headaches, muscle spasms, and other symptoms. Sometimes a pinched nerve can be permanent and debilitating.

If you’re experiencing any of these types of headaches after a car accident, it’s important to see a doctor. Headaches can signify a traumatic brain injury, and it’s important to get treated right away.

personal injury victim after a car accident with a headache

Why Are Headaches a Sign of A More Serious Brain Injury?

One of the reasons headaches are a sign of a more serious brain injury is that they can be caused by swelling. When the head is injured, the tissue around the brain can swell, which can put pressure on the delicate tissues inside. This pressure can cause pain and make it difficult for you to think clearly or move your arms and legs.

Should I Hire an Auto Accident Lawyer for Post Car Accident Headaches?

If you are experiencing headaches after a car accident, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible, as you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

A car accident attorney can help you file a claim and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. If the insurance company does not offer a fair settlement, the personal injury lawyer can file a lawsuit on your behalf.

What Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. Can Do For You

The Washington, D.C. car accident lawyers with Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. have a proven track record of success helping clients obtain the maximum compensation possible for injuries they have suffered due to the negligence of others. Our firm has consistently demonstrated we have the expertise needed to help our clients see that justice is served. We have the resources needed to conduct thorough investigations of all the circumstances contributing to a motor vehicle accident, gathering the evidence to establish liability and negligence.

Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. has achieved more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements, and our attorneys have more than a century of combined legal experience. Two of our partners are certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Our firm has also earned the highest AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, the most respected attorney-ranking service organization in the United States. Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. attorneys work passionately on behalf of our clients to help them secure fair compensation – there is no type of case that is too complex for us to litigate.

Determining the Value of Your Case

Many factors go into determining the value of your case. These include medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our attorneys have experience evaluating cases just like yours to determine what they may be worth and will work hard to get you fair compensation for your injuries.

Here are a few of our case results:

  • $6 million for a client who suffered a brain injury after being involved in a rear-end collision.
  • $4.8 million for a severely injured client after another vehicle struck his motorcycle.
  • $1.9 million for a client who suffered a permanent back injury due to a car accident.
  • $1.5 million for a client who had to undergo multiple surgeries after a negligent motorist cut off his motorcycle.
  • $1 million settlement obtained on behalf of our 19-year-old client who was a passenger in a car in which the driver lost control, causing a collision. As a result, our client suffered extensive brain damage with cognitive impairment. He was in a coma for an extended period of time. Although he has regained consciousness, he is unable to care for himself. The law firm asked the Court to appoint him a guardian to care for him. The law firm is helping to establish a special needs trust so that the proceeds from the settlement will be protected against any medical liens.
  • $1 million settlement on behalf of a client that suffered a brain injury when the driver of the car in which he was a passenger lost control of his vehicle.
man with a headache after a car accident

Contact an Accident Lawyer Today

If you are looking for the highest level representation available for your personal injury case, turn to Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. Our firm has helped clients recover more than $500 million in compensation, and we have more than 100 years of combined experience. All of our partners are recognized by Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers®, and our firm includes three past presidents of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.

 We work to help our clients obtain fair settlement offers to compensate them for the injuries they’ve suffered, but our attorneys are extremely well-equipped to go to trial if needed. Call (202) 659-8600  or contact us online to get the proven legal representation you deserve.

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