It’s not uncommon to sustain injuries following an automobile accident. Thousands of people suffer internal injuries and bleeding resulting from car accidents every day. These injuries are not always apparent and, therefore, can be extremely dangerous. Without a medical exam, internal injuries and bleeding may go undiagnosed.
Accident victims typically self-assess for injuries, but internal injuries often require X-Rays, CT Scans, and careful examination by a medical professional. You cannot see and often will not feel internal injuries. Therefore, it’s important to see a medical professional immediately for a full evaluation if you have been injured in a car accident.
Auto accidents can take several forms, and the point of impact can come from any direction. When moving at any speed, the impact of a car accident can be severe. Following are some common types of internal injuries sustained in auto accidents:
The severity of internal injuries depends on many factors, such as the speed of the vehicles upon impact and which part of the body is impacted. The sooner you seek a medical evaluation, the sooner your internal injury can be diagnosed, cared for, and treated.
While symptoms can vary or may not appear at all, the following are some common symptoms of internal injuries:
If you or a loved one have sustained injuries in an automobile accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Compensation from an auto accident often comes in two forms: compensatory damages and punitive damages.
Compensatory damages cover medical expenses, including ongoing care for lost wages or future wages, permanent injuries, physical pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Punitive damages are typically awarded if the gross negligence of another party caused the accident.
At Saladino & Schaaf, we have over 75 years of combined experience helping accident victims receive compensation for their injuries. Contact Saladino & Schaaf today or call us at 270-444-0406 (Paducah, KY) or 270-753-1529 (Murray, KY) to schedule a free case review. You may be entitled to a significant settlement for your injuries, but you must act quickly. There are time limits on legal action.
Saladino & Schaaf, PLLC is dedicated to providing high quality, aggressive legal representation to victims of personal injury and wrongful death. Since 1984, this firm and its predecessors have had one goal in mind – to help the victims of personal injury put the pieces of their lives back together.
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