Car accidents can cause visible injuries like bruises and cuts, but what about the internal ones that often go unnoticed?
These injuries, though hidden, can be severe and even life-threatening if left untreated.
1. Traumatic brain injury
A common yet hidden injury in car accidents is TBI. Even in seemingly minor collisions, the sudden jolt can cause the brain to hit against the skull, leading to bruising, bleeding or swelling. Symptoms may not appear immediately but can include headaches, dizziness and cognitive difficulties.
Whiplash happens when the head and neck are suddenly jerked back and forth, stretching the soft tissues beyond their normal range of motion. This can cause strain or tears in muscles and ligaments of the neck, resulting in pain, stiffness and decreased mobility.
3. Internal bleeding
Internal bleeding is a serious but hidden consequence of car accidents. It occurs when blood vessels sustain damage internally due to the force of impact. Symptoms might not be obvious initially, but signs such as abdominal pain, dizziness or fainting could indicate internal bleeding.
4. Abdominal organ injuries
Car accidents can also cause injuries to abdominal organs like the liver, spleen or kidneys. The blunt force trauma from a collision can lead to lacerations or internal damage to these organs. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, tenderness, swelling or bruising. These injuries often require surgery.
Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents are all too common. In 2021, 21,186 occurred in Middlesex County. If a crash involves severe injuries and costly recovery, seeking compensation through a personal injury case can provide the necessary financial support to aid in recovery and rehabilitation.