Common symptoms of internal injuries 
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Common symptoms of internal injuries 

On Behalf of | Jun 12, 2022 | Car Accidents

Many serious injuries display themselves externally. An open wound to the head will bleed a lot. Fractures can result in limbs noticeably looking out of place. 

Nonetheless, serious injuries do not always present themselves immediately or in an external fashion. Internal injuries can be just as deadly as those that are external. If you’ve been involved in a wreck and notice any of the following symptoms, seek medical care. After that, you may also be able to claim compensation for your pain and suffering through a personal injury claim.

Internal bleeding in the chest 

Have you started to feel pains in your chest in the days after the collision? Perhaps you’re struggling to take in a full breath without the pain becoming too much? You could have suffered damage to your lungs and other organs that are located in the chest cavity. If there is internal bleeding in this area, then it’s crucial to seek medical attention immediately.

Internal bleeding in the abdomen 

The lower half of your torso, particularly the abdominal area, does not have the same level of physical protection as the chest. However, there are still vital organs located in this part of the body. If you are nauseous or have abdominal pain, there may be an issue with internal bleeding. You should be especially careful if there is bruising around this area. The injuries beneath the bruising could be much more severe than you had first anticipated. 

Internal head injuries 

Head injuries are the most severe type of injury that can occur in a crash. Sometimes, the skin around the skull area will be punctured, which means high levels of bleeding are likely. Nevertheless, this isn’t always the case. Just because your head isn’t bleeding on the outside, that doesn’t mean the brain has not been compromised beneath the skull. If you feel dizzy or are no longer able to concentrate, these could be signs of internal head injuries. Any change in your ability to function after head trauma should be noted and explained to a doctor as soon as is practicable. 

If you’ve suffered internal injuries because of a negligent driver, then you may have a path to legal compensation. While you figure out your next move, make sure you have experienced legal guidance behind you.