Nausea following a car accident is more common than most people think. If you were recently injured in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence and you feel nausea, you should immediately seek medical attention. It could be that you’ve sustained a head injury of some type such as a concussion or a traumatic brain injury as nausea is a common side effect of head trauma.
Even if several days have passed since the accident, you should still see a doctor if you are starting to notice troubling symptoms which may include nausea or headaches. When the body goes through trauma, it naturally releases chemicals called endorphins that mask pain and other signals making it easier for the person to get to safety. Once these endorphins wear off, symptoms that were not previously obvious can surface.
Even if you start feeling nausea several days after your accident, it does not mean that you are imagining things nor does it mean that your symptoms are non-serious in nature. Many car accident victims visit hospital emergency rooms several days after their accidents because it takes them that long to notice they are having problems directly related to what happened.
In addition to being a symptom of head trauma, nausea can also signal that you have injured your neck, have organ damage or whiplash. A car accident imposes a great deal of trauma on the body. Even a slow speed collision can cause very serious injuries and more so if the victim’s head or another body part forcefully strikes a hard surface. The nausea you are experiencing can be a red flag indicating you need immediate medical attention. If you do not seek medical care and neglect to speak to a San Francisco personal injury attorney, you could be putting your health in real danger while sacrificing your legal rights to compensation.
An insurance company could argue that because you did not seek immediate medical treatment at the first sign of nausea your injuries are minor in nature. This is why you should not ignore the nausea you are feeling as doing so can jeopardize your chances of receiving the compensation you both deserve and need. If it is found that you have suffered a serious injury such as a traumatic brain injury or organ damage, you could be facing having to pay mounting medical bills. It also could be discovered down the road that you are unable to return to work or worse yet, never be able to work again due to the seriousness of your injuries.
The Bay Area personal injury attorneys at Hogan Injury have the experience and expertise needed to fight for your legal rights. Our lawyers are not intimidated by insurance companies. In fact, we are eager to do battle with an insurance company that is fighting tooth and nail to rob our clients of their rights. We will work tirelessly in our quest to help you obtain the maximum compensation amount you need to secure your future and the future of any family members who are dependent upon you. We understand how a personal injury can completely change lives. Therefore, we do not rest until we obtain favorable outcomes for our clients.
We operate using a guaranteed no-fee policy. What this means is that you never pay us a thing until we win or settle your case. We understand that you do not need the additional worry of having to pay legal fees when your world has been turned upside down due to the negligent actions of someone else. We are available 7 days a week to speak with you so get in touch with us today for your free legal consultation.