Common Internal Injuries That Happen in an Accident
After an accident, many people say they are okay, but that may not be the case internally. Consider hitting the dashboard, the roof, the airbags, or a steering wheel, and you likely suffered some trauma to the body.
You may want to believe you are okay, but internally you have no idea unless there is a medical evaluation such as an x-ray or a CT scan to show what is going on with organs, bones, and ligaments.
Some of what a diagnostician will look for:
- Seat belt injuries can cause trauma to the torso, neck, lungs, liver, spleen, heart, or bowel.
- Broken ribs can have widespread effects such as piercing the lung or another organ and make breathing painful.
- Soft tissue injuries happen when there is trauma to the body. Due to the forward trajectory, your ligaments stretch or extend. The impact goes directly to the spine and ligaments and can impact the neck, back, and head. Excruciating pain can result, which can last a lifetime.
- Internal bleeding symptoms may include lightheadedness, appearing pale, feeling cold, or abdominal pain. Internally there may be trauma to blood vessels which can cause internal bleeding.
- Trauma may also lead to internal bleeding from the blood vessels that can be crushed or torn. Trauma can be blunt or penetrating where internally, the person experiences a deep puncture or laceration.
Internal injuries need to be evaluated immediately after the accident, even if you believe you are okay. Do not wait for the symptoms to worsen. If you delay, the other side will assume you are not severely injured, and the other side will use that against you in negotiations.
Once you understand the medical implications of your injuries, your lawyer can help put together a compensation package to make you whole.
Attorney J. Allan Brown will evaluate your car accident case, the cause, the at-fault party, and your damages to understand not only the recovery you face moving forward but its cost. The at-fault driver’s insurance company should compensate you for your losses, and that is why you need to contact J. Allan Brown to begin the process.
Attending to your medical needs is an essential component of ascertaining recovery and seeking financial compensation. Your rehabilitation, medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering will cost you personally unless you seek compensation. Contact the law office of J. Allan Brown in Mobile at 251-220-3199 to begin the process.