When a car accident happens, the most noticeable injuries are the ones that victims tend to worry about. However, internal injuries are also ones to watch for as many can be undetected at the time of a crash.
In 2010 there were more than 210,500 car accidents reported in Ontario according to the Ministry to Transportation. About 44,000 of these crashes resulted in personal injuries and more than 65,000 persons were hurt. Furthermore, 4,600 persons were admitted to the hospital after suffering from personal injuries in a collision and thousands more had to endure surgical procedures for their injuries.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in an auto accident caused by a negligent driver, the victim may be entitled to compensation for property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, and more.
For a no-cost, no-obligation review of your auto accident claim, call us today at (866) 320-4770 or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION form to your right its completely confidential.
Car Accident Internal Injuries
With more than 570 car collisions being reported on average each day in Ontario many individuals will be transported to a local area hospital for their injuries. It is important that anyone who believes they have been injured receive medical attention as some injury symptoms may take days to develop.
Some common types of internal injuries include:
A type of injury typically associated with loss of consciousness, symptoms include headache, confusion, dizziness, and slurred speech. An individual who suffers a concussion does not always experience loss of consciousness and some symptoms can develop over 48 hours.
Internal organ bruising can be difficult to diagnose so victims should watch for symptoms like abdominal pain, soreness, back pain, and reduced blood pressure. There are a number of internal organs that can be damaged during a car crash including the liver, spleen, and kidneys.
Intracranial and intra-abdominal bleeding are two common types of internal bleeding. Signs and symptoms can include confusion, slurred speech, weakness, light headedness and low blood pressure. Contusions may also be found and if they do not subside in a few weeks it could be a sign of internal bleeding.
Rib and Torso Injuries
These injuries include soft-tissue rib injuries and bruised ribs. It is estimated that about 10 percent of persons who suffer from blunt force trauma to the chest will suffer from a fractured rib.
There are many hazards within a vehicle that could cause internal injuries such as the steering wheel, dashboard, seatbelt, and for passengers the backside of the front seats could injure them.
Contact our Internal Injury Barristers Today
At Greg Monforton & Partners our lawyers understand how life-threatening internal injuries can be and how important it is that an individual receive medical attention right away. If you or a loved one has suffered from internal car accident injuries during a collision with a negligent driver, the victim may be entitled to compensation for property damage and injuries sustained.
For more than 30 years we have opened our doors to victims of car collisions and provided comprehensive legal counsel. Our barristers are well-versed in auto accident and personal injury claims and can help you determine what your legal rights are.
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