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Internal Injury from Car Accident in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Law Firm for Internal Injury

Many people self-evaluate their physical health after a car accident to ensure they are okay. In many circumstances, a doctor may also evaluate the accident victim to determine whether there is any physical harm.

However, a medical professional may do an x-ray, CT scan, or angiography to check bones, tissues, and blood vessels to identify an interior injury. The “EFAST,” or Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma, is an ultrasound technique used to search for bleeding or fluid buildup in the body.

Injury to the spleen, liver, pancreas, or gallbladder does not create the same swelling and redness as injury to the muscles, skin, or bone-in organs such as these. They also don’t cause noticeable changes in urine or bowel movements. Even so, they may be lethal, including hemorrhagic (bleeding) shock and peritonitis, severe inflammation, and swelling of the peritoneum.

There is a high fatality risk for those involved in vehicle accidents that have a major injury to their internal organs. These injuries should be taken seriously because of the potential for further complications. It is possible to suffer catastrophic internal injuries even in low-speed crashes.

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SEATBELT INTERNAL INJURIES  

Using a seatbelt properly may protect you in an accident, but wrongly wearing one might cause internal injuries since your full weight is pushed against the seatbelt. The lungs, liver, spleen, heart, and intestines are just some of the organs that might be damaged in a vehicle accident.

INTERNAL INJURY SYMPTOMS TO LOOK FOR AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT 

You should know what to look for in the aftermath of an accident, even if it’s tough. Impact-related internal injuries may cause a variety of symptoms.

High-impact accidents may harm organs in your belly or chest, resulting in significant health consequences. Look for discomfort or soreness in the abdomen and the chest. – Even a modest sensation of discomfort in the chest, stomach, or groin following an injury should be reported to a doctor very once. Damage to the internal organs may seem small at first, but they quickly deteriorate.

Because of blood loss, car accident victims may feel dizzy or queasy after a collision. People who have been injured internally often vomit. After an accident, vomiting with blood indicates that something may go wrong.

Even if the injuries are inside, the bruising will still occur. The dark purple color of your skin may be a sign of internal bleeding into your tissues and subcutaneous layers of your skin. This is a lot more significant than a simple bruise.

For example, if you begin to lose blood at a rapid rate, your body would often go into shock. There may be a fast heartbeat, drowsiness, lightheadedness, and exhaustion among victims.

It’s best to seek medical attention as soon as you see blood in your urine or feces. A growing condition caused by injury to the kidneys, intestines, or elsewhere may not just “go away,” so don’t assume it will.

TYPES OF INTERNAL INJURIES CAUSED BY CAR WRECK 

AIn a car collision, the windshield, dashboard, airbags, or steering wheel may be forced against the passengers. Additionally, the crash might be struck by unsecured goods or debris. After a vehicle accident, many people wonder: “What are the most frequent internal injuries from automobile accidents?” Minor and serious motor vehicle accidents may produce a wide range of injuries, including the following:

  • Pressure on or piercing the lung by broken ribs may cause breathing to be difficult.
  • Pneumothorax (collapsed lungs): A fractured rib may puncture the lung, causing it to collapse, allowing air to escape and fill the chest cavity. This illness, which frequently goes unnoticed since it doesn’t create symptoms like discomfort, difficulty breathing, or even during physical tests, may be fatal.
  • A high-impact accident might injure the organs, resulting in internal bleeding or the organ failing.
  • However, internal bleeding may occur if any organ is damaged after a vehicle collision, including the kidneys and the liver.
  • Surgery to repair or remove a torn or splurged spleen may be necessary in the event of an accident-induced rupture of the organ.
  • This internal damage occurs when the stomach is crushed, resulting in a rupture in the aorta (aortic dissection), which is often deadly.
  • There is the possibility of traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to bleeding into the brain from an open or closed head wound. As a result, the brain’s ability to receive oxygen might be permanently impaired, resulting in death. Traumatic brain injuries, such as subdural hematomas may cause permanent brain damage by placing the brain under too much pressure.
  • When blood vessels in the body have been traumatized after an accident, they cannot clot or mend themselves and produce internal bleeding. Internal bleeding may cause the following:

 

  • Abdominal pain  
  • Feeling cold  
  • Lightheadedness  
  • Pale complexion  
  • Thirst  
  • Fatigue 
INTERNAL BLEEDING CAUSES 

Body parts impact one other violently and quickly during vehicle crashes, leading to blunt trauma. This may be caused by shear pressures or a blunt instrument tearing or crushing the blood vessels within the body.

Decelerating trauma occurs when the body’s organs continue to move forward despite the spine, muscles, and other organs suddenly stopping. Trauma to essential organs like the heart, lungs, and brain may cause them to accelerate and decelerate at the same time. Rather than being caused by a direct blow to the head, many traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur due to the brain hitting the skull and moving about within.

Emergency personnel may overlook internal bleeding or organ perforation while treating a car accident victim with a laceration or deep puncture wound.

If you’ve been in a vehicle accident where you sustained blunt or penetrating injuries, you’ll need to seek emergency medical attention and examination. Decelerating trauma typically results in internal injuries that go untreated. The sufferer displays no external evidence of damage and may not experience symptoms for hours, days, weeks, or even months after the accident. Toxic stress may create interior damage that is difficult to detect.

For this reason, our Colorado Springs car accident injury lawyers strongly advocate that accident victims undergo rigorous diagnostic testing after collisions. If physicians can discover the problem early, victims have a greater chance of recovering than if they wait after being harmed.

TREATMENT AND COMPENSATION FOR INTERNAL INJURIES 

Internal injury symptoms may not be obvious at first, but being checked out by a doctor soon after an accident is critical to ensuring a full recovery. A personal injury lawyer may assess your case’s value. Injured individuals should be reimbursed in full:

  • After a permanent injury, all medical expenditures, including continuous care or adapted equipment, may be required to help the injured person manage.
  • Loss of wages, including not just time off work but sick leave and any future income decrease due to the car accident injuries
  • Suffering and pain
  • Emotional anguish harms
CONTACT COLORADO SPRINGS INTERNAL INJURY ATTORNEYS AT WARRIOR LAW AT 719-300-1100  

Patients who get internal injuries due to vehicle accidents must frequently undergo expensive and time-consuming medical treatment, which may leave them with significant financial obligations and force them to miss work while they heal.

As a result of an automobile accident, you or someone you know may be eligible for compensation for an internal injury. Warrior Law is dedicated to assisting victims of Springs car accidents in obtaining the monetary compensation to which they are legally entitled.

A “No Win, No Fee” promise is offered to all of our customers, which means that we will not take money for our services until we have achieved compensation on behalf of our clients. Free consultations are available at 719-300-1100 or by filling out our free consultation form.

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We are standing by ready, willing, and able to help you. You can schedule a free consultation here on our website, or give us a call and talk to us. Whatever you prefer, we will accomodate you!