After a serious car accident, some common injuries may be obvious, such as broken bones that prevent you from moving or severe lacerations that result in external bleeding. However, internal injuries can be just as ─ if not more ─ severe. Crash victims may know right away that something is seriously wrong, or they may begin to suspect a problem as the days go by and pain gets worse.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident, you need to see a doctor immediately. Left untreated, internal injuries from car accidents can rapidly worsen and possibly prove fatal. You may need emergency surgery, hospitalization, or other expensive treatment to help stabilize you and repair the damage. For many, not knowing what to expect from an internal injury makes the situation more frightening.
At Lichtenstein Law Group PLC, our Virginia car accident lawyers have almost 100 years of combined experience working with crash victims who are coping with serious internal injuries. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial stress you are under, and we are committed to holding at-fault drivers and their insurance companies accountable. Our law firm is widely known for taking a tactical approach to negotiations and crafting thoughtful litigation strategies to meet our clients’ needs.
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Because the type of impact of a crash can vary greatly in car accidents, so too can the types of internal injuries a victim may suffer. For example, a side-impact collision can lead to different types of injuries than a head-on or rear-end crash.
Some of the common types of internal injuries you can get from car accidents include:
You should also talk to an auto attorney with experience in Virginia auto law, about your options for filing a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your medical expenses and other losses related to the crash. Schedule a free consultation with our team today.
The signs of internal bleeding can be immediately obvious, or they may develop and worsen over time. Depending on what part of your body was injured in a car accident, you may experience signs of internal bleeding such as:
Do not hesitate to see a doctor if you are experiencing any symptoms of internal bleeding. The doctor may perform a CT scan or ultrasound to pinpoint your injury. Depending on the circumstances of your injury, the doctor may recommend surgery, blood transfusions, an IV of fluids, or careful monitoring to watch for changes in your symptoms.
Whether you feel you need emergency treatment or not after a car accident, you should always see a doctor as soon as possible to assess your health and ensure you are receiving proper treatment. Although you may look fine on the outside, internal injuries can pose a serious risk to your health if left untreated.
In addition to tending to your health needs, a visit to the doctor will help you document your injuries in case you need to file a personal injury claim after your car accident. If you do not seek treatment right away, the insurance company may argue that you did not consider your injuries severe and do not deserve compensation for them.
Internal injuries from a car accident can be catastrophic and sometimes fatal. Our skilled Roanoke car accident attorneys have extensive experience successfully handling complex personal injury cases and wrongful death claims stemming from serious internal injuries. The Lichtenstein Law Group is dedicated to demanding justice for our clients and full compensation for the damages they have suffered.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our respected legal team. Our lawyers can travel anywhere in Virginia to meet with you and assess your case. We frequently represent clients in Roanoke, Charlottesville, Richmond, Norfolk, and surrounding communities, and we are here to help you now.