What Do I Need To Know About Internal Bleeding And Accident Claims?
When you are in an accident, many injuries are quickly apparent such as broken bones and lacerations. Other injuries may not be so apparent such as a closed head injury or nerve damage. Internal bleeding is another injury that may not be visually apparent but can be extremely serious and even deadly. Knowing the symptoms of internal bleeding can help you identify a potentially deadly injury if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident.
Symptoms of Internal Bleeding
Internal bleeding can occur in any motor vehicle accident, even in a minor, low-impact accident. If you are suffering from internal bleeding, you may suffer one or more of the following symptoms that typically continue to grow worse as the bleeding continues.
- Fainting, dizziness, and/or light-headedness may be a symptom of internal bleeding anywhere in the body.
- Abdominal pain and/or swelling can indicate internal bleeding in the liver or spleen.
- Internal bleeding in the brain can cause loss of consciousness and/or headaches.
- Deep purple skin may indicate internal bleeding into the soft tissues and/or skin.
- Tightness, pain, and swelling in the leg may indicate internal bleeding in the thigh.
Because every person is different, your body may react differently to internal bleeding. If you are experiencing any unexplained symptoms after an accident, you should consult a physician. In fact, you should always seek medical assistance following an accident because you may have injuries you are not aware of at the time. Furthermore, you must have confirmation of your injuries in order to receive compensation from the at-fault party. Seeking immediate medical attention is in your best interest for your health and for your personal injury claim.
Damages Available in a Personal Injury Claim
Depending on your case, you may be entitled to receive compensation for various injuries and damages from the party who caused the accident. Examples of damages you may be entitled to receive include:
- Past, present, and future lost wages
- Past, present, and future medical expenses
- Loss of earning capacity
- Property Damage
- Physical pain and emotional suffering
- Funeral, burial, and/or cremation expenses
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Have You Been Injured in a Boca Raton Accident?
If you have been injured in an accident, please seek medical attention to prevent your injuries from becoming worse or life-threatening. Your health and your family are the most important things you should focus on immediately following an accident. Once you have received medical care, contact our office for a free consultation with an experienced Boca Raton personal injury attorney.
The Broderick Law Firm, P.L. has the experience, knowledge, and skill you need to protect your right to receive compensation for your injury. Contact our office today to schedule your free consultation.