Motor vehicle wrecks have many causes, and at the Law Offices of Howard, Clark & Howard we realize that some of these collisions happen as a result of flu symptoms and other physical challenges that interfere with someone’s ability to focus on the road and drive safely. For example, those who feel nauseous are sometimes more likely to collide with another vehicle or drive off the road due to their symptoms. In Virginia, drivers who feel like vomiting should pull over if they are unable to concentrate on driving. Unfortunately, some wait until it is too late, which is very concerning while behind the wheel.
There are different reasons why these symptoms can lead to a wreck. When someone vomits behind the wheel, this is very likely to interfere with their ability to focus on the road and watch out for other cars. Those who feel nauseous or throw up while driving often take one or both hands off of the wheel and become distracted while looking for a bag or a place to vomit. Some people become nauseous while driving around many turns, while others struggle with these symptoms due to an illness or a health problem.
Many people also feel nauseous or vomit following a car crash, and this sometimes indicates that they have sustained an injury that requires medical attention. If you were hit by a driver who was sick at the time of the wreck, this factor requires additional attention should you decide to move ahead with a lawsuit. We cover many other topics related to motor vehicle collisions in our accidents section.