Internal Bleeding in Car Accidents

It is important to never underestimate the potential seriousness of any car accident. While it may seem to you that your injuries are minor, trauma can cause internal bleeding which in turn poses potentially fatal health risks. Always see a doctor immediately after any accident to determine if you have sustained serious injuries.

When an object hits a body with force, commonly known as blunt force trauma, it can cause an organ in the body to become compressed, which causes bleeding inside the organ. If there is a puncture in that organ’s lining, the blood can escape and enter the abdominal area causing serious injury. In a car accident, the collision will stop the car abruptly. A sudden and violent stop can cause the brain to hit against the sides of the skull with a lot of pressure causing bleeding in the brain (click here to read more about traumatic brain injuries). People who take blood thinning medication are particularly susceptible to uncontrolled bleeding. Some of the most common signs of internal bleeding are:

  • Clammy skin, a sudden drop in blood pressure and an increased pulse rate
  • Bruising
  • Dizziness and feeling faint, especially upon standing
  • Bleeding from the nose or ears
  • Inflammation with pain when touched
  • Pain and swelling in the abdomen or in an extremity
  • Headache and loss of consciousness
  • Bleeding in the brain may cause blurry vision or temporary blindness
  • Seizures
  • Tiredness or lethargy
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Slurred speech
  • Weakness on one side of the body

Motor vehicle accidents can disable people permanently and may be fatal. Failing to get medical attention after an accident is putting your life at risk. Once your medical condition has stabilized, the next best course of action is to call an experienced and attorney like the lawyers at Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY. We have been helping people get the compensation they deserve for decades and we can help you too. Call us at 877-504-5562 or email [email protected].

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