Nobody expects to be injured in a car accident, but sometimes it is inevitable. As a result, you may have been involved in a car accident that brought many injuries with it. Did you know that internal injuries are a common complaint of auto accident victims but sometimes go days or weeks undetected after an accident has taken place? Unfortunately, at that point, the damages could be extremely extensive. This is why, after an accident takes place, it is always a good idea to seek medical attention immediately.
Internal Injuries: An Unexpected Injury
Many people are not aware of the signs that could imply that an internal injury could have taken place. In many cases, it could be as little of a symptom as abdominal pain or swelling. Other symptoms could include areas of deep purple bruising, dizziness, and even fainting. This could go on for hours or days before it becomes a serious emergency and is often missed if you do not seek immediate medical treatment. At first, many people will see a bump on a certain part of their bodies, but this becomes more serious over time. Then, in a few hours, they could experience the terrifying symptoms like slurred speech, loss of vision, confusion, and weakness, shortness of breath, bloody urine, or bloody vomit. As you can probably tell, these matters can often time become a matter of life or death.
You could experience internal injuries for two different reasons: blunt trauma or penetrating trauma. Blunt trauma occurs when your body collides with something else at a high speed, causing blood vessels to become crushed. In cases of penetrating trauma, a foreign object penetrates your body and tears a hole in blood vessels, which is also seen in car accidents with metal and sharp objects.
There are many types of internal injuries that are most common in accidents, such as abdominal aorta aneurysms, which happen due to compressed stomachs. You may also suffer broken ribs, which can damage your internal organs, from your lungs to major blood vessels. Bleeding, organ injury and pneumothorax injuries can also occur.
Types of Treatment
Have you received many types of treatment for your internal injuries stemming from your car accident? You will probably be entitled to receive damages. There are many ongoing types of treatment that can raise your medical bills and put you in a sudden spot you weren’t prepared for. Usually, this will start with imaging tests to identify the bleeding, observation for several days in a hospital, emergency surgery, and more. Because these injuries can take a toll on your life and finances, it is a good idea to act fast and receive help from a personal injury attorney whenever internal injuries are present.
No matter what, internal injuries are painful or catastrophic. Though they may not all be life-threatening, you will probably spend time in the hospital and miss work, which could lead to lost wages. This is why it is important to speak to us as soon as possible about your case, so we can help you get the compensation needed.
At the McGuire Law Firm, we want you to get the best results out of your personal injury case. We are willing to work with you to help you get the compensation you deserve, so call us for a free consultation today at 888-352-0624. We are waiting to hear from you.