Thousands of car accidents occur every year, and while most of them can be prevented and are caused by human error, there are others where there is no way to avoid them.
Have you ever seen a driver start driving erratically for no apparent reason? There are accidents in which the driver may be suffering from a medical condition that diminishes his ability to drive. There are also times when there may even be a sudden medical emergency.
It is vital to check your health frequently with your doctor and ensure that you are in good condition to drive. That can be particularly crucial with older drivers or people suffering from chronic illnesses.
Here is a list of some of the most common medical conditions that have been observed to cause an accident and endanger your safety and the safety of others.
Medical Conditions that can lead to a car accident
Diabetes. People with diabetes suffer from a chronic condition that can cause drastic rises and falls in blood sugar. When there is one of these spikes in a person's body, they may experience symptoms such as dizziness, severe headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, trouble concentrating and knowing what is going on around them, and they may even have seizures and lose consciousness. If a person is driving and has a drastic change in their sugar level, they can easily cause an accident. Therefore, patients with diabetes should frequently monitor their glucose levels and be sure to take their medications before driving.
Epilepsy or seizure disorders. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that can cause sudden seizures in a person. That is due to abnormal electrical activity in the brain, and seizures can start at any time and without warning. Seizure disorders occur for the same reason, and in order for these drivers to be licensed, they must report their medical condition and see if they are eligible to drive.
Heart attacks. During a heart attack or heart attack, the heart stops getting enough blood flow to function. As a result, symptoms such as severe chest, arm, or back pain are caused; by shortness of breath, extreme fatigue, and fainting and can even lead to death. There is also no way to prevent heart attacks, so they happen suddenly and can cause serious accidents.
Contact us if you have been involved in a car accident, either due to your medical condition or that of a third party. At the Vaziri law firm, we can help you determine alternatives and possible solutions. Call us today!