Serious auto accidents often result in internal injuries to drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. The most common types of internal injuries include broken ribs, ruptured spleens, ruptures in the abdomen, generalized internal bleeding, and ruptures to other internal organs. The cause of these internal injuries typically is blunt force trauma resulting from the impact of the accident. Blunt force trauma can occur when there is a direct blow or impact to the body with another object, or when a sudden decrease in speed causes a similar impact. Objects also may penetrate the body of an accident victim, which can cause internal bleeding.
These types of injuries can be extremely serious, and it may take months before you can return to work or school. The most serious internal injuries may even be fatal in some cases. Depending on the type of internal injuries involved, surgery may be necessary. There also may be an extensive recovery period that may involve therapy or rehabilitation.
Internal injuries may not appear right away. It may take days before internal injuries come to light, which can be in the form of an obstruction, abscess, or unexplained bleeding. As a result, you should be aware of the possibility for injuries that aren’t apparent immediately following an accident in which you have been involved. Some common symptoms of internal injuries include the following:
· Abdominal pain or tenderness
· Bruising or swelling
· Difficulties with urination or bowel function
· Temperature or blood pressure changes
· Nausea and vomiting
Internal injuries are only one of the many types of serious injuries that can result from a serious motor vehicle accident. The Wisconsin car accident lawyers of Boller & Vaughan are experienced in ensuring that those who negligently cause motor vehicle accidents that result in injuries to others are held responsible for their actions. We know how to investigate your case, assess your situation and determine whether you or your loved one has any personal injury claim against either the driver or another negligent party that contributed to the accident. Contact Boller & Vaughan today and learn how we can help you through this difficult situation.