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Avoid doing these while in recovery from head and back injuries

On Behalf of | Sep 15, 2023 | PERSONAL INJURY (PLAINTIFF) - Car Accidents

Treating injuries caused by car accidents can occur at home or in the hospital, depending on the severity of the injury. During the recovery period, it’s crucial to refrain from activities that could worsen the situation or further aggravate head and back injuries.

In cases of one of the most common injuries resulting from accidents like these, it is essential to take more serious measures to prevent it from deteriorating.

To ensure proper treatment and preserve cognitive abilities, victims must take steps to manage themselves alongside doctor treatment and medication. That also includes not doing things like:

  • Engage in rigorous activities
  • Increase your blood pressure and heart rate
  • Expose yourself to bright light or loud noises
  • Taking too many pain medications
  • Drink alcohol or smoke

As you recover, you must take recovery seriously by avoiding certain activities. This is especially true for head and back injuries, as they can significantly impact your cognitive function, which covers thinking and memory.

How long does recovery take?

The recovery time for a head and back injury depends on the severity and type of the injury. Depending on the individual factors of the injuries sustained, some can recover in just ten days, while others could take several months.

In terms of pursuing legal action, you should take the necessary time before pursuing legal action when recovering from head and back injuries. The statute of limitations in Idaho for a personal injury claim begins two years from the date of the injury. This means that you have two years to seek compensation for your injuries and losses against the at-fault driver. However, you must gather evidence while the accident is still new. In doing so, you should also seek legal counsel to guide you through the process so you can focus on recovering with peace of mind.