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Car Accident Injuries And Internal Trauma

Internal Trauma Is Common In Car Accident Injuries

Internal injuries are some of the most dangerous car accident injuries precisely because they are internal. The fact that the injuries are not immediately visible makes them harder to diagnose and treat. Unless the victim complains of pain or loss of function, the injury can easily be missed. In fact, many internal injuries don’t present symptoms right away, making diagnosis even more challenging.

Types Of Internal Injuries That Can Result From A Car Accident

Even a minor accident can cause car accident injuries to internal organs, systems, and tissues, which is why our car accident attorneys always recommend that anyone who has been in a car accident, no matter how minor, be seen by a medical professional. Early detection leads to early treatment, which can be life-saving in certain situations.

Some of the most common internal injuries that happen as a result of a car accident are:

  • Brain Bleeds. Head wounds can put pressure on the brain and cause it to bleed, even if the wound is closed. A brain bleed can prevent oxygen from reaching the brain, which may lead to brain damage.
  • Broken Ribs. Don’t shrug off torso pain as bruising or muscle tension. The impact of a car crash can fracture or break ribs. Broken ribs are particularly dangerous because they can damage the organs the ribs are supposed to protect.
  • If a broken rib punctures a lung, the lung will collapse, making it difficult to breathe and releasing air into the chest.
  • Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm. This condition is often caused when the stomach is compressed during an accident, and it is very often fatal.
  • Organ Injury. High-impact crashes are especially hard on internal organs. When an internal organ is traumatized in this manner, it can cause internal bleeding, which can affect organ function. The liver and kidneys are often damaged in these sorts of accidents and, if not treated properly, can cause lifelong damage or fatalities.
  • Ruptured Spleen. Heavy internal bleeding is a common side effect of a ruptured spleen. Surgery is needed to repair the rupture or remove the spleen.
  • Internal Bleeding. Internal bleeding happens when blood vessels are damaged, unable to clot, or repair themselves. It can happen anywhere in the body. Symptoms include:
    • Abdominal pain
    • Cold feeling
    • Lightheadedness
    • Pale complexion
    • Thirst
    • Fatigue

Don’t Let Car Accident Injuries Ruin Your Financial Life

Recovering from car accident injuries can be a time-consuming, costly affair. Victims often need significant medical care, including surgeries and hospitalizations.  The injuries are usually accompanied by large medical bills.  If you have sustained car accident injuries due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to receive compensation for the injuries which can be used to pay medical costs, replace lost wages, and compensate you for your pain and suffering.

Contact the Madison car accident attorneys at Eisenberg Law Offices to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We help injured clients present their best case for compensation by gathering and presenting evidence, interviewing witnesses, and advocating for our clients against insurance companies and at-fault drivers.

Arrange your free case consultation by calling 608-256-8356 or emailing today.



Eisenberg Law has successfully represented our clients in thousands of Personal Injury, Criminal Defense and Family Law Cases during our 30-plus years in business.