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Common Causes of Post Traumatic Headache


Getting a headache that is constant after a car accident should not be taken lightly. In our ‘What should I do after a car crash in Michigan’ article series we have discussed the things that you need to do after getting in a car crash, We have stated that getting into an accident where a car crash is not on your list of things to do. However, accidents happen and you need to always be prepared to protect your rights and your person at all times. 

Here at Haque Legal, we aim to ensure that your rights are always protected. After a car crash, call our car accident injury attorneys immediately. We have helped thousands of auto accident victims claim millions of insurance benefits with the proper handling of automobile insurance claims from start to end. 

If you are experiencing post-traumatic headaches and you want to know how to deal with them, there are some facts that you should know about them.

The Common Causes of Post Traumatic Headache

Getting a posttraumatic headache is common after a car accident. Because of the violent jolt or the shaking of your head or even a direct blow to your head you could suffer a head or a neck injury. The physical manifestation of the harm or injury caused by the collision in Michigan is easily treated.

However, there are some instances where there is no blood involved or no drama cost basically to your head but you would feel a debilitating pain and constant headache after the car accident in Michigan. 

What are the common causes of getting post-traumatic headaches?

There are a few common causes of getting post-traumatic headaches after an accident and this would include the following:

  • There are this herniation or bulges caused on your spine;
  • A fracture of the spine or the skull is felt;
  • When you suffer from muscle injuries in the neck and upper back;
  • When there is a direct blow to your head; and
  • The mental anguish and trauma caused by the headache.

Does Post Traumatic Headache Only Occur for front-end collisions?

No, it is not a common relationship.

Collisions Vary

For front and collisions it is normal for you to get a direct blow to the head or an injury that can easily be manifested and seen by the first responders. It is the rear-end collisions but most of the drivers or the passengers would experience some head and neck injury that is often not manifested instantly at the time of the accident.

It is not uncommon for those who are on the driver or on the passenger seat to experience violent whipping of their head and neck forward and backward during a rear-end collision. If you are at the receiving end and your car is hit on the rear it would have been harder for you to see the accident, and you would not have been able to properly prepare for it. This is why it is not uncommon for individuals who are rear-ended to experience whiplash injury or a traumatic brain injury or even a concussion.

Did the headache manifest instantly?

In all of these instances whether the manifestation of the headache is instant or happens hours or days after the car accident it is important for you to act promptly and get yourself treated. Sometimes a brain injury is not showing itself as a brain injury as there will be no blood coming out of your ears for coming out of a direct blow to the head. Even if you think that you are ok you should take advantage of the emergency response and get checked on the head.

This is a reason why we always tell you to also contact us after a collision in Michigan. While you do not need a lawyer at the moment you would need one at the time of getting compensated and claiming for your insurance. If you want to be able to protect yourself and your rights instantly make sure that you call us as soon as you get into a car accident and after being treated.

Does a minor car accident mean a minor headache?

When it comes to car collisions in Michigan there is no such thing as a minor headache or a minor car accident. As we have stated above even if you have just been rear-ended and only the rear of your car is affected by the collision you or injury is not determined by the minor injury that your car sustained.

In many of the cases that we have handled, there are a lot of severe and very debilitating headaches that result from low-impact crashes. It is not the circumstances of the car accident that determine injury.

According to studies, it is the position of the head at the time of the crash. It may also happen if you have  the following:

  • a prior brain injury that has been triggered by the crash;
  • your age; and
  • some other factors that affect the severity and the effect of the collision to your brain.

Can a headache just be a headache?

As soon as you experience anything relating to your brain and your head the first thing that you should not think of is that it is just a headache that is normal and common for a crash. If you downplay your injury as just a headache you are also downplaying the treatment that you are going to get. It is better to overreact in circumstances that relate to your health, especially your brain, than to downplay things and eventually suffer because of such a belief.

Let Haque Law Help You With Your Claims

If you require a lawyer who can assist you with ensuring that you protect your rights to your property, it is important to know that you also have a team that can help you out with your specific needs. 

Our law firm is dedicated to making sure that those who are innocent will be protected by the law and the full extent of justice will be used.


The article that you have read is based on general applications of the law. It is not legal advice and it is not to be construed as any legal consultation with the firm. No client-attorney relationship is created when you read the articles we have provided.

Let us help you out.

After a car crash, call our car accident injury attorneys immediately. We have helped thousands of auto accident victims claim millions of insurance benefits with the proper handling of automobile insurance claims from start to end.

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