Q: Ever since my motorcycle accident, I have had problems with bad headaches—even migraines. Are these related to my accident, and can I demand compensation as a result?
It is certainly possible that the two are related. Anytime a motorcycle rider is involved in a car accident, the potential for serious injury is high. It may take weeks—in some cases even months—to determine the full extent of your injuries following a serious wreck. Motorcycle riders in particular are susceptible to major injuries simply because they have so little protection from the impact of a crash on the Beltway or on Sunrise Highway.
Even if you were wearing a helmet when the accident occurred, it’s quite possible that you suffered a minor—if not more serious—head injury. Don’t assume that because you were wearing a helmet, that you could not have suffered a head injury. Helmets do reduce the risk for head injury by nearly 70 percent, but they cannot prevent all head injuries. If you hit your head at all and suspect that you may have some of the symptoms of a concussion or a more serious head injury, then you should see a doctor immediately.
Depending on the seriousness of your condition, you may want to request compensation from the at-fault driver. You may be able to settle out of court for more minor injuries. If you have other major injuries and need more compensation than the driver’s insurance company is willing to pay, you may need to pursue a personal injury lawsuit.
At Nickelsporn and Lundin, we retain the services of a registered nurse to make sure that every one of our clients is getting the medical attention he or she needs. This also enables us to more accurately determine the amount of compensation needed to pay for any future medical care that may be needed. To request a free compensation, call us today, or chat with one of our representatives online to set up your appointment.