You may feel off-balance or like the whole world is spinning around you. It’s hard to get anything done. You didn’t feel this way before your car accident. However, now you can’t drive, work, or go about your daily activities, and you may be wondering what to do next.
The dizziness and sensation that everything is moving around you are known as vertigo. Some temporary dizziness at the accident scene could occur from the trauma and surprise of the crash. However, if the dizziness persists, then it is essential to find out the cause so that you can get proper medical treatment.
Vertigo is often a symptom of a condition known as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Other symptoms of BPPV include loss of balance, nausea, and vomiting.
If you experience these symptoms after a car accident, then your doctor needs to know the cause of your symptoms before recommending treatment. If BPPV is suspected, then your doctor may:
Without treatment, it may take weeks or months for BPPV to resolve on its own. You may be unable to earn an income and you miss out on important activities during this time. Your doctor may help speed up your recovery by performing:
While BPPV is a common cause of vertigo, it is not the only reason car accident victims experience vertigo.
As you consider your treatment options, you may wonder how this injury could have happened in a car accident. BPPV can occur because of a car accident head injury. Other types of vertigo can also develop after a car accident. You could experience dizziness or vertigo if you suffer:
Since there are many potential causes of vertigo, we encourage you to get medical attention as soon as possible so that you can get an accurate diagnosis and begin treatment.
Your first step is to recognize that you need medical help, see a doctor, and follow your doctor’s treatment plan. The cause of your vertigo must be diagnosed so that it can be treated appropriately.
Additionally, you should contact an experienced Illinois car accident lawyer. Your lawyer will find out exactly why your accident occurred and make sure that all of your legal rights are protected.
We will fight hard to get you the damages that you deserve for all of your accident injuries, including vertigo. Your damages may include compensation for past and future:
The Illinois statute of limitations limits your time to pursue a financial recovery. Accordingly, we encourage you to take action today by contacting our Illinois car accident injury attorneys for a free, no-obligation consultation. We are here for you 24/7/365, so please reach out to us today to schedule your initial case evaluation by phone, video conference, or in-person at our Bloomington, Gurnee, or Rockford office.