Many people assume that there’s no need to see a doctor if they’re feeling fine after an accident. That’s a misconception, though. You should seek medical care even if you’re feeling fine.
While you may not have any visible injuries, there may be internal ones. You may not readily notice signs that you’ve suffered any injuries. Your symptoms may take a turn for the worse and quickly become life-threatening, though. Doctors may only determine the severity of your injuries upon performing imaging studies such as X-rays or CT Scans on you.
Some more common internal injuries include head ones, fractured ribs, ruptured organs and internal bleeding.
How is it that car accidents result in internal injuries?
Internal injuries can result from various incidents but are perhaps most commonly associated with car accidents. Most any impact can result in blunt force trauma, whether it’s a motorist’s body colliding with a deployed airbag or a motorist being strewn about their vehicle during an accident. The severity of injuries tends to increase the faster motorists are traveling at the time of impact.
What are some internal injury symptoms?
Individuals who have suffered internal injuries may experience some of the following symptoms:
- Pain or tenderness
- A decreasing body temperature
You shouldn’t assume that your injuries will heal themselves or improve in time. It may worsen instead. These delays may cause irreparable damage by the time you reach out for help.
Treatment for internal injuries can be costly
Some internal injuries may leave you hospitalized for an extended amount of time. Your medical bills will mount each day. Your inability to work will likely affect your ability to pay your household bills. You may also require post-care treatment after being discharged from the hospital, increasing your already high accident-related expenses. The pain and suffering you have endured may also leave you scarred for life.
It is necessary to get ahead in protecting your legal rights if you have been a car accident victim to ensure that you receive adequate compensation.