What are some of the internal injuries that motorists should be aware of following a car crash?
A: There are many internal injuries that victims of Sarasota auto accidents may suffer from. Some are minor internal injuries such as bruising, and other internal injuries can be fatal. When drivers’ and passengers’ chests are struck in traffic accidents, they could suffer:
- Ruptures of the aorta
- Pulmonary contusions (lung injuries)
- Punctured lungs
- Rib fractures
- Liver damage
- Damage to other internal organs
This is why it is important that all motorists wear seat belts, as seat belts can help reduce fatal injuries. However, seat belts can also cause internal injuries such as broken ribs, internal bruising and internal bleeding. But those who do not wear seat belts often suffer fatal internal injuries. Although internal bruising and broken ribs can be painful and cause difficulty breathing, they are treatable injuries and are better than the alternative.
This is why anyone involved and injured, even slightly, should go to the emergency room at the nearest hospital immediately after a Sarasota car crash. Because internal injuries are not detectable with the human eye, victims may not know what injuries they have until an x-ray or CT scan is taken to properly diagnose their condition.
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