Internal injuries in car accidents
When someone is involved in a motor vehicle collision, it’s easy to see only the visible outside injuries—broken limbs, neck injury, bleeding, etc. While these are definitely important immediate ailments to treat, they are not the only conditions to be aware of. In fact, choosing to disregard the other possible bodily injuries can be extremely dangerous.
Internal injury is a commonly disregarded condition after auto accidents. The impact that occurs during a motor vehicle collision can just as easily harm organs that are inside the body, including the lungs, blood vessels, spleen, or the brain. Internal injury is possible in both high-speed collisions and seemingly low-impact accidents. Internal injuries can be especially scary because they may lead to debilitating or even fatal outcomes.
You should always consider the possibility of an internal injury after a motor vehicle collision. There are many ways in which internal injuries can occur. Your stomach can be compressed by a seatbelt to a point that it ruptures the aorta or spleen. Your ribs can break, which can cause significant harm to internal organs, including the lungs. Moreover, internal bleeding in the head and brain is always a possibility when your head hits the steering wheel or window.
Due to the seriousness of these potential conditions, car accident victims should always be aware of any symptoms that might indicate internal injury. These include - but are not limited to - stomach pain, dizziness, headache, or fainting. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should seek medical attention immediately.
TBC Accident Care is the best place in Oklahoma to be treated for accident injuries. They have been taking care of patients for over 35 years. They offer same-day appointments so you can get the diagnosis and care you need as quickly as possible. Let TBC Accident Care take care of you and your injury – whether it’s internal or external – so you can fully recover and move on with your life.
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Posted on Tue, June 17, 2014
by The Broadway Clinic filed under