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Most Common Internal Injuries Suffered in a Car Accident

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CO injury lawyerCar accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries nationwide and worldwide. The severity of injuries largely depends on various factors, like the speed of the vehicle(s) involved, the location and direction of the collision, and the use of safety belts and airbags. Unfortunately, organ damage can occur during car accidents and may affect different parts of the body, which can result in chronic or life-long medical problems. If you have suffered organ damage in a car accident, do not hesitate to call a personal injury attorney to ensure you can pursue any compensation that may be entitled to you.

Which Organs Can Be Damaged in a Car Accident?

Here are some of the most vulnerable organs which can be injured in a car accident, including:

  • Brain injury – One of the most severe injuries in car accidents is brain injuries, which can be caused by a severe head injury, bruising, swelling, or bleeding in the brain. Brain injury symptoms can range from mild to life-threatening and include headaches, dizziness, memory loss, and personality changes.
  • Chest injury – Protected by your chest, otherwise known as the thorax, your heart can suffer injuries during a car accident, especially if the thorax is subjected to blunt force trauma from the accident. Your chest is exceptionally vulnerable. As a result, the impact of a seatbelt or steering wheel during a car can lead to internal bleeding and injuries to the heart and lungs. These injuries can be life-threatening.
  • Abdominal injury – Car accidents can lead to internal damage in the abdominal region, resulting in injury to critical structures such as the internal organs. Liver, kidney, and spleen injuries can result in significant blood loss and internal bleeding. Such injuries should be considered an emergency and thus require immediate medical attention.
  • Spinal cord injury – Car accidents can cause significant force when the head, neck, and back encounter impact. As a result, spinal cord injuries occur regularly, leading to long-lasting nerve damage, paralysis, and a lifetime of medical bills and care.

Contact a Ft. Collins Personal Injury Attorney

Seek medical treatment immediately after an accident. Being mindful of potential injuries to your vital organs can ensure effective diagnosis and care for injuries. Sufferers of organ damage related to a car accident should consider calling the Larimer County personal injury attorney with Hoggatt Law Office, P.C.. Call 970-225-2190 for a free consultation.


Source - https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/internal-bleeding-causes-signs


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