Injuries to the outside of your body are fairly easy to spot after a car accident. For example, if you see a bruise or cut, you know that this part of your body is injured. But, it’s much harder to identify internal injuries after a crash. These injuries are serious, which is why it’s so important to learn how to spot them if you’ve been in a car accident. Here are the internal injury symptoms to look for:
A high-impact car accident can injure the organs in your abdomen, which can lead to serious health complications. If you’ve been in a car accident, look for signs of abdominal pain or tenderness. You should seek medical attention even if the pain or tenderness is not severe. Why? These symptoms may seem minor at first and slowly worsen over time as the internal bleeding continues. It’s best to seek treatment as soon as possible so the condition is easier to manage.
Internal chest injuries are also common. If you suffer an internal chest injury, you will still experience pain and tenderness, but the symptoms will appear in your chest instead of your abdomen.
Car accident victims who suffer internal injuries may start to feel nauseous and dizzy due to blood loss. Some victims even begin to vomit after suffering an internal injury. Vomiting after a car accident is a sign that something could be wrong—especially if there is blood in the vomit.
Bruising can start to appear even though the injury is internal. If you see an area of dark purple skin, this indicates that you are bleeding into your soft tissues and skin. Don’t mistake this for a minor injury—this is much more serious than an everyday bruise. You will need to see a doctor right away to treat the internal injury and stop the bleeding.
Signs of Shock
Your body might go into shock if you start to lose a lot of blood within a short period of time. If you start to go into shock, you may experience rapid heart rate, overall weakness, lethargy, and lightheadedness. These symptoms can occur regardless of the location of the internal injury as long as there is a lot of blood loss.
Have you suffered an internal injury in a car accident? If so, contact experienced attorney Martin Gasparian as soon as possible. Mr. Gasparian is committed to helping victims recover compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Schedule a free consultation regarding your case by calling 559-203-3333 or submitting your information at MaisonLaw.com.