Understanding Signs of a Serious Injury After a Car Accident
After a car accident, you may believe that waves of nausea or vomiting are normal. Many people believe that these symptoms are more related to stress and anxiety than they are to a more serious injury. Unfortunately, these may be signs of severe trauma that could have life-threatening complications.
At Coker Law, we are experienced personal injury lawyers. We help car accident victims and their families get the maximum compensation they deserve after a collision. Our firm has secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements and will not rest until we get the best possible outcome in your case.
What Can Cause Nausea and Vomiting After a Car Accident?
It is not unusual for a car accident victim to experience nausea and vomiting in the immediate aftermath of a collision. The body may be in shock and unable to control the reaction. However, nausea and vomiting may be a sign of a more serious injury and should be evaluated by a medical professional.
Common causes of nausea and vomiting after a car accident include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs): A moderate to severe concussion or other traumatic brain injury can cause a person to experience nausea or vomiting. The impact may have put increased pressure on the brain resulting in an upset stomach.
- Broken bones or fractures: Another common injury that can cause vomiting or nausea is a broken bone. The shock of the fracture or break can have a nauseating effect on some people.
- Whiplash: Few people associate an upset stomach with whiplash, but the sudden impact can easily trigger the feeling along with severe pain in the neck.
- Internal bleeding: A car accident can cause damage to internal organs, including the stomach and digestive tract. Any damage to these systems can result in feelings of nausea or vomiting.
The most important thing to remember is that nausea and vomiting after a car accident are not necessarily signs of anxiety or stress. They may be an indication of a serious injury.
Should I Seek Medical Attention?
You should always seek medical attention immediately after a car accident if you experience any pain or discomfort, including nausea and vomiting. A prompt and accurate diagnosis can help to ensure that you make a full recovery. It can also help prevent a liable party or their insurance company from making accusations that you were not seriously injured.
Do I Need an Attorney?
Even if you are unsure whether you were seriously injured, you should still speak to a car accident lawyer. A lawyer can help you understand your rights, including your right to compensation.
Symptoms like nausea and vomiting can easily be overlooked. A liable party may not provide you with the recovery you deserve if you cannot prove that these are signs of severe harm. An attorney can help fight to ensure that you receive the money you deserve.