Can You Claim Compensation For Experiencing Dizziness After Car Accident?
No-fault laws provide insurance protection for people injured in a car accident. It doesn’t matter if you are at fault or not. You can apply for no-fault benefits to claim compensation for experiencing dizziness after a car accident. Your insurance company will pay for your medical bills and lost wages up to the maximum coverage specified in your insurance policy.
How Normal Is It To Experience Dizziness After a Car Crash?
It is common for car accident victims to experience dizziness after a car crash. The violent impact, or blunt force trauma, can damage blood vessels in the head and face. Many victims experience dizzy spells when disruption in blood flow affects the brain.
Dizziness after a car accident points to internal injuries. Car accident victims must seek immediate medical attention at the first sign of dizziness. Experiencing dizziness after a car crash may be normal, but experiencing significant damage to an accident victim’s life is not normal.
Causes Of Dizziness After Your Car Accident
A medical professional can diagnose the underlying causes of dizziness after your car accident. Do not delay medical treatment. Medical conditions involving dizziness may include:
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
Tiny crystals of calcium in your inner ear maintain your equilibrium. They carry signals to your brain about your head position. A blunt force trauma caused by an auto collision can dislodge them from their normal position, thus sending incorrect signals to your brain. A disruption of equilibrium leads to benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and causes dizziness.
Restricted Blood Flow
An extensive network of blood vessels in the vascular system carries blood, oxygen, nutrients, gasses, and hormones to the tissues and organs of the body. The blunt force to the head and face in a car accident can damage blood vessels, restrict blood flow to the brain, and cause dizziness. Go to the doctor immediately and get medical care if you feel pain in any part of your head.
Concussion Or Traumatic Brain Injury
A concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when your head hits an object during a car accident. The violent shaking of the head and upper body also makes your brain hit the side of your skull. Symptoms of TBI include dizziness, headache, fatigue, and blurry vision.
Approximately 30% of traumatic brain injuries in Michigan are from car crashes. A concussion or TBI is a brain injury. Get medical help immediately if you feel dizzy after a head injury.
Neck Damage (Cervicogenic Dizziness)
Nerves that run down your neck carry signals to the brain. Damaged nerves after a car accident confuse the brain and cause cervicogenic dizziness. You can also feel neck pain and stiffness.
Anxiety is a natural response to post-accident stress. The patient breathes quickly (hyperventilates) and experiences dizziness, among other symptoms.
Common Symptoms Of Dizziness Following An Auto Collision
Most people in car accidents complain of dizziness, motion sickness, and balance disorder. While symptoms vary for each medical condition, a majority of car crash victims experience other symptoms like: