If you have ridden in a taxi and hit your head, you might end up experiencing a concussion. This could be for any reason, including bumping your head getting in or out of the taxi or hitting the window during an accident. Knowing what to do after suffering a head injury can be confusing, so here at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., we strive to provide you with the tools necessary to decide how you should proceed.
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, the first step is to make sure that you can legally prove that you have a concussion and that the concussion was caused by the accident. It must be noted in your doctor’s official medical record that your concussion is due to actions by the taxi in order for you to even be considered eligible for an injury claim. However, the doctor who documents this does not have to be your usual physician.
It might be necessary for you to monitor your injury over a period of time. You may experience long-term effects of a concussion which can include headaches, insomnia, dizziness or difficulties balancing. Sometimes, these symptoms can last for several months up to a year. Your case may be handled differently if the injury affects you long term, so you should be aware of the strength and duration of symptoms.
An injury claim can be filed based on how much pain, discomfort, and disruption your concussion has caused you. However, you should be prepared to argue your case, as your concussion may share symptoms with other head injuries such as cluster headaches or migraines. The testimony of both you and your doctor may be required.
By keeping these things in mind, you could make handling a post-accident concussion easier for yourself. To learn more, please visit our auto accidents page devoted to taxi based accidents.