Yes, a car accident of any type can cause internal injuries—many of which cause no immediate symptoms.
Common Types of Internal Injuries After Car Accidents
Internal injuries are those you cannot see from just looking at the skin or body. The force of the impact from a t-bone accident or a jarring hit from the back of your car can cause all sorts of damage inside your body. The only way to know if there is damage is to visit the emergency room for a full workup.
Common types of internal injuries after car accidents include:
- Lung injuries
- Bruising to muscles
- Aorta rupture
- Concussions and traumatic brain injuries
- Whiplash or damage to the tendons and ligaments in the neck and shoulders
- Perforation of the liver, spleen, stomach, or other organs
If you do not have any visible injuries or the emergency room allows you to go home, pay close attention to your body in the days after the event. If you develop significant pain, swelling, or tenderness in your midsection, contact your doctor. If you have severe bruising anywhere, call your doctor. In some cases, you may feel dizzy or have intense headaches. These should also be reported.
Possible Compensation for Your Injuries
Any internal injury caused by another driver’s negligence may be claimed. You can file a claim for compensation for all of your losses including:
- Medical bills
- Physical therapy
- Specialist treatment
How to Protect Your Rights
You have the legal right to compensation for any injuries caused by someone else. Under Nebraska law, you must show that someone else caused your losses. To do that, you need to be aggressive after an accident. Head to the emergency room for a full workup. Call your doctor after the incident if you have any changes in your health. Then, contact your personal injury attorney in Nebraska.
We can help protect your right to a fair recovery. Call the Law Office of Matthew A. Lathrop, PC, LLO, or use our chat feature for immediate help.