Most Orange and Beaumont area residents will be in at least one car accident during their driving career. Luckily, most of these accidents are just minor fender benders. But thousands of Texas residents are in a serious car accident each year where they face debilitating injuries. Internal injuries can occur in car accidents and be hidden, serious injuries.
When a person is in a car accident and is injured, they often have injuries that are obvious. These include broken bones, cuts, neck injuries, etc. But internal injuries can also occur and they can be just as serious.
The most common types of internal injuries that can occur in a car accident include:
- Brain bleeds. A head wound from a car accident can cause the brain to bleed. A brain bleed can prevent oxygen from reaching areas of the brain causing brain damage. The brain may also be placed under excessive pressure.
- Broken ribs. Broken ribs are one of the more common car accident injuries. Broken ribs can also damage organ or blood vessels.
- Organ injury. Any internal organ can be damaged in a car accident. Internal bleeding can cause organs to fail to perform essential functions. Liver lacerations and kidney damage are common organ injuries for car accident victims.
- Pneumothorax. Ribs can puncture a lung causing the lung to collapse.
- Internal bleeding. A car accident can cause trauma to blood vessels preventing them from clotting or repairing themselves. This can lead to internal bleeding.
If a person has been seriously injured in a car accident due to no fault of their own, they may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in personal injury. An attorney can investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident and help determine who was at fault. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.