At Charles J. Argento, our Houston car accident attorneys know Texas vehicle collisions can result in various internal injuries, depending on factors like the speed of the crash, the type of impact, and the use of safety features like seat belts and airbags.
The fact that these injuries are internal, which means you cannot physically see the damages as you would with a broken arm, facial or dental fractures, or burn injuries, makes them especially dangerous because they are often ignored.
This is why it is crucial to seek medical care immediately after a car crash, so all your injuries are documented and do not result in significant, sometimes fatal, harm because of the delay.
Here, we discuss some of the most common and dangerous internal injuries caused by Texas car accidents.
Internal Injuries are Dangerous Because They Often Do Not Display Symptoms Right Away
Prompt medical attention is crucial for diagnosing and treating internal injuries effectively because their symptoms are often delayed, which means you may not know anything is wrong until significant damage is done. This can be life changing.
Common dangerous internal injuries may include, but are not limited to:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
Traumatic Brain Injuries can occur when the head makes contact with the steering wheel, dashboard, or other hard surfaces and results in disrupting the functions of the brain. A moderate or severe TBI can lead to long-term or life-long health problems that may affect all aspects of a person’s life. The Centers for Disease Control have described these health problems as similar to the effects of chronic disease.
- Chest Injuries
Blunt force trauma to the chest can cause injuries like rib fractures, lung contusions, and cardiac injuries. The impact from the seat belt or steering wheel can contribute to these injuries.
- Abdominal Injuries
The abdomen may be injured due to impact on the steering wheel or other objects in the car. This can lead to injuries to internal organs like the liver, spleen, and kidneys.
- Spinal Cord Injuries
High-impact collisions can cause damage to the spinal cord, leading to paralysis or other neurological deficits. Whiplash injuries to the neck are also common.
- Pelvic Injuries
Fractures of the pelvis or hip bones can occur when the lower part of the body is subjected to significant force during a collision.
- Internal Bleeding
The force of a car accident can cause damage to blood vessels, leading to internal bleeding. This can occur in various areas, including the brain, chest, abdomen, and pelvis.
- Organ Damage
The impact of a car accident can cause damage to internal organs like the liver, spleen, and kidneys. This can result in severe complications and require surgical intervention.
Contact our Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer in Houston Today
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by negligence in Texas, seek medical care immediately. Contact our experienced personal injury lawyer in Houston today to schedule a free consultation by calling (713)-225-5050 or contacting us online. We can help you pursue justice by holding the negligent person or combination of parties liable for your complete financial recovery so you can regain full control of your life.