If you are involved in a car accident while traveling in New York, you may experience a number of serious injuries. A common symptom of motor vehicle accident injuries is dizziness or nausea. There are a number of reasons why you may experience this after a wreck, and in some cases, it will go away on its own in a matter of minutes or hours after a wreck.
Stress can cause nausea
You may feel dizzy after a motor vehicle accident because you are experiencing a heightened level of anxiety. Even if the wreck was relatively minor, colliding with another large object while traveling at any rate of speed can cause your body to go into shock. The fact that you generally don’t have any advance warning that a crash is about to happen may further add to the shock of the event. Assuming that your dizziness is caused by stress, it should go away after you have had some time to rest and collect your thoughts.
You may have a neck or head injury
Dizziness may be a sign that you have a back, neck or head injury such as whiplash or a traumatic brain injury (TBI). If your head made contact with a solid surface after the wreck or was forced to move in an unnatural manner, you may have whiplash or a TBI. Ideally, you will visit a doctor as quickly as possible to get an adequate diagnosis.
If you are hurt in a car accident, you may receive compensation from the defendant in your case. This may include money to pay medical bills or to make up for lost wages as a result of the defendant’s irresponsible behavior. Personal injury cases may be resolved either through litigation or through an informal settlement.