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Injuries in vehicle collisions are far too common in the U.S. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2.44 million people suffered injury on our roadways in 2015. While these accidents cause various types of injuries, we are going to discuss one type you might not be thinking about: internal injuries.
Internal injuries are those involving organs within the cavities of the body. Internal injuries can include:
Yes. Internal injuries, such as internal bleeding, are especially dangerous because there are often no visible signs. In many cases, the victim might not even feel pain.
If the bleeding is not from an obvious injury, the bleeding might go undetected for hours or even days. In some cases, the bleeding will stop on its own. If it does not, or if it is severe, surgery may be necessary.
Any type of internal bleeding is serious, but the following are often deadly:
Internal injuries can result from motor vehicle accidents if a person suffers blunt or penetrating trauma.
Blunt trauma occurs when the victim hits something or is hit by something forcefully, e.g., chest hits the steering wheel, a motorcyclist hits the ground after an accident.
Penetrating force occurs when an object impales the person’s body.
If most cases, you will be unable to determine that you have internal injuries. For this reason, you should visit the doctor after any type of accident regardless of how minor you believe it was.
Get medical care immediately, and if you did not receive medical treatment after your accident and you experience any of the following:
Severe internal bleeding can require emergency surgery, which often takes place minutes after the patient arrives at the emergency room. The most common types of emergency surgery for internal injuries include:
The level of recovery and the time required for recuperation will depend on the severity and location of the internal injury. Some people who have mild internal injuries will make a complete or nearly complete recovery in a short length of time. People with moderate or severe internal injuries will need a much greater length of time to recover, with some facing a lifetime of impairment.
Injuries that will likely need a longer recovery time include:
Any type of internal bleeding can cause various complications and leave a person unable to work for weeks, months, or indefinitely. This can leave an accident victim with no way to pay for medical bills or feed their family. Fortunately, you might have options.
If you suffered internal injuries from an accident caused by another party’s negligence, you may be able to recover compensation for your accident-related costs.
However, injury claims are complex and require much time and effort. We do not want you putting in that time; we want you to be able to focus on the most important thing — recovering. So contact our Houston office and our car accident lawyers will manage your case for you, allowing you to mend and spend time with your family.
Call The Law Offices of Hilda L. Sibrian, P.C. today: 713-863-1515.
Before we meet, feel free to look through our Car Accident Guide to see if you are on the right track to recovering compensation.