Not all injuries are apparent after a crash. Beyond the superficial wounds, another deadly killer could be lying beneath – internal injuries. These injuries are potentially more serious than the obvious ones since victims sometimes do not know that they need medical attention until it’s too late.
It is important to get checked even if you feel fine after an accident, no matter how minor, to eliminate the possibility of internal injuries. Here is more on what you need to know.
How common are internal injuries following a car crash?
Internal injuries are pretty common among road accident victims, and the severity varies depending on the crash. They are mainly caused by blunt force trauma or the sudden deceleration typical of road accidents. Common types of internal injuries include:
- Fractured or broken ribs
- Organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Ruptured spleen
- Brain injuries, among others
Signs and symptoms vary depending on the individual and type of injury. Look out for any pain or swelling, dizziness, blood in urine, abdominal pains, or anything amiss physically following a crash. It could be a sign of a severe injury that requires immediate hospitalization.
Have you been involved in an accident?
Your well-being and safety should always come first. First, you need to make sure you receive the necessary medical attention for all your injuries – internal or external. Second, you should set your sights on getting justice if the other driver was negligent and caused or contributed to the accident.
The cost of treatment for some of these internal injuries runs high, and you may have to put your job on hold as you recuperate. Only adequate compensation can help you through it all. How you handle your case will determine whether you will get the compensation you deserve for the injuries.