Migraine Headaches After Head-On Collision...

by Vernisha
(Detroit, MI)

On July 5, 2005 I was in a bad car accident. It was a head-on collision and my forehead hit the windshield so hard it left my forehead imprint and skin on the windshield. I got rushed to the hospital and treated for my injuries.

Since then I've been having consistent migraine headaches. There is still glass in my forehead and under the skin between my eyes. I take Motrin for my headaches and migraines. The hospital did not check for glass. Is there anything I can do about my continued pain and suffering? What do I need to do? Please help. Thanks.

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ANSWER for "Migraine Headaches After Head-On Collision...":

Vernisha (Detroit, MI):

It would be helpful if we knew if you were the driver or the passenger, and if you were the driver, if you were at fault in the collision. With that said let’s take a look at some variables...

If you were the driver and were at fault, you will only be able to collect from your insurance company, including an amount for your medical bills, property damage, and possibly an additional amount for Personal Injury Protection (referred to as "PIP").

If you were a passenger and the driver of your vehicle was at fault you should be able to collect compensation from her insurance company. That compensation should include monies for your medical bills, and out-of-pocket expenses like prescription medications and over the over the counter aids as well. It should also include an amount for your lost wages and for your pain and suffering.

The same would hold true if the driver of your vehicle was not at fault. If the driver of the other vehicle was at fault you should be able to receive the same compensation from that driver’s insurance company as well.

The above is general information. Laws change frequently, and across jurisdictions. You should get a personalized case evaluation from an attorney licensed in your state. Find a local attorney to give you a free case review here, or call (888) 647-2490.

Best of luck,

Judge Calisi

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