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Don’t ignore the signs of internal bleeding after a car accident

On Behalf of | Jul 5, 2022 | Car Accidents

Did you know that even minor car accidents can cause serious injuries, like internal bleeding? Unfortunately, some people ignore the signs of this injury, believing their accident wasn’t serious enough to cause significant harm.

This is a huge mistake since internal bleeding requires immediate treatment from a medical professional. Knowing the signs enables you to seek medical care in a timely manner.

Causes of internal bleeding

In a car accident, there are two potential causes of internal bleeding. One is blunt trauma, which takes place when part of your body collides with something else and blood vessels are crushed or torn by the force.

The other is penetrating trauma. It occurs when an object penetrates your body. These injuries are usually more obvious than blunt trauma injuries.

What symptoms should you look out for?

The signs are not always obvious. However, as the bleeding continues, more symptoms will appear. Keep in mind, that the symptoms you experience depend on the part of your body affected and the type of trauma experienced.

Common symptoms include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Fainting, dizziness and light-headedness
  • Area of purple-colored skin
  • Tightness and swelling in the affected area
  • Seizures, headache and the loss of consciousness

If you experience any of these signs get urgent medical help.

Protecting your rights to compensation after a car accident

Being involved in a car accident can be scary and overwhelming. Even though this is the case, it’s important to seek medical attention as soon after the incident as possible. This will ensure serious injuries like internal bleeding are detected and help you protect your right to receive compensation from the at-fault party.

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