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Hidden injuries after an accident

On Behalf of | Jan 28, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

A car accident may not seem very serious to someone who was able to walk away from the accident with only a few scrapes and bruises, but their life may be in more danger than they may think. There are many different forms of injuries that someone can sustain without even being able to see them. Not only can these injuries be expensive, but they can also be fatal. Here are five hidden injuries that you may have received after your accident:

Joint displacement

A dislocated joint is not likely going to be something you are not aware of, but it may not be what you think it is. These injuries may only have pain as a symptom, which victims may write off as a minor consequence of a car collision. The reality may be that their joint has fallen out of place, immobilizing it.

Internal bleeding

A strong blow to the body may not seem like a serious injury on the outside but could have serious internal complications. These injuries can leave a victim with symptoms like weakness, dizziness, vision problems, numbness, and headaches. If untreated for too long, internal bleeding can be fatal.

Spine/neck damage

Your spinal column is a delicate part of your nervous system and one that is vital for most of your bodily functions. The numbness or pain you are experiencing in your back, lower back, or limbs may cause pressure building up throughout your nervous system.

Soft tissue injuries

Your body does not immediately bruise after an injury, which makes it hard to recognize by yourself if you have been hurt in a car accident. Your elbows, shoulders, wrists, and knees are all areas that commonly suffer these injuries, but they can happen anywhere on your body in a car accident.

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)

A TBI is often the deadliest form of hidden injury and can be fatal in only a matter of minutes. Even if you are not bleeding from the head, your brain may have taken serious concussive damage in a crash. If you are experiencing trouble with memory, trouble staying asleep or awake, dizziness, sensory issues, or even emotional issues, you may be suffering from a fatal injury.

Do not take chances with your health

Even if you think you are okay after an accident, seek medical attention immediately. A doctor will be able to help confirm if you are suffering from a potentially fatal injury. The resulting medical report can also help you secure the compensation you deserve after your accident.