14 Apr Is It Normal to Feel Dizzy After a Car Accident?
If you haven’t ever been involved in an automotive accident, we hope you never do because it’s often a traumatic and jarring experience. Aside from the psychological impact and numerous physical injuries (broken bones, lacerations, etc.), you may experience some degree of dizziness from the ordeal.
Alas, it’s common to suffer dizziness or light-headedness after a significant collision because the entire experience can really disrupt your inner-ear fluid equilibrium. When that happens, you could suffer various degrees of vertigo, headaches, and other consequences. If you suspect this has happened to you after a car accident, please do not hesitate to go to the hospital for medical treatment.
Dizziness and Whiplash
Besides inner ear issues, the sheer force of an automotive collision may damage the blood vessels in your face, and induce dizziness from poor circulation. Then there’s the potential for a whiplash injury where your neck jolts back and forth suddenly during a rapid impact. Those happen even at low speeds (10 mph or less), most often from rear-end collisions.
Regardless of the exact cause, dizziness should never be ignored or brushed off in these scenarios.
Then there’s something called a “post-traumatic headache,” which may mimic migraine symptoms. It’s impossible to diagnose by yourself, however, since it could take on the form of a dull, lingering headache for several hours following the wreck. Worse yet, you may not comprehend the problem because symptoms don’t always surface until days after the event.
Can You Recover Damages for These Symptoms?
Can you sue to recover damages when you suffer dizziness, post-traumatic headaches, and other serious medical conditions? Yes, if you can prove the accident was someone else’s fault, then either their insurance should pick up the costs, or you may be eligible to sue for damages.
Therefore, as always, we recommend maintaining all medical records, bills, and other documentation in case you decide to pursue legal action after an accident. This is the smartest way to handle things, especially when you’ve been the victim of a drunk driver or distracted driver.
Then, once you contact Gruenberg Kelly Della, we can help you sort through the aftermath. Since you may not be in terrific condition to defend yourself after prolonged injuries, and the legal process is complex, it’s important to secure reliable counsel. We’re more than happy to explore your options, so call us anytime for professional legal guidance at 631-737-4110.