One of the most serious outcomes of a car accident is usually injuries to the body’s internal organs. These injuries can range from mild to severe depending on the nature of the impact. And given their hidden nature, internal injuries can be deadly if left undiagnosed and treated in time.
If you or someone you love has sustained internal injuries due to an accident that is not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation through Minnesota negligence laws. However, to receive the compensation you deserve, it helps to obtain a comprehensive medical report that outlines the extent of your damages.
But why are internal injuries so dangerous?
After a car wreck, it is not uncommon for drivers and their passengers to examine their bodies just to be sure that they are okay. While common car accident injuries like cuts and broken bones are usually easily visible, internal injuries require doctor assessment to fully diagnose. And this makes them particularly dangerous. This also underpins the importance of seeing a doctor as soon as you walk out of a car accident even if you feel okay.
So how do you know you might have sustained internal injuries during the accident?
While difficult to detect, here are some of the symptoms you should pay close attention to if you suspect internal injuries after a car crash:
Pain – A high-impact accident can injure your abdominal and chest organs leading to rapture and serious health complications. If you are experiencing abdominal and chest pains (even mild ones), then you need to see a doctor ASAP.
Nausea — Sometimes, you may feel dizzy and nauseous after the collision. While this may happen if you lost so much blood, it could also be a sign of brain injury. Sometimes, you may vomit after the accident. This too could be a sign of internal injury, especially if you notice blood in your vomit.
A car accident can happen in split second. Find out how you can pursue financial restitution and other damages if you are hurt in an accident that was not your fault.