Car accidents in and around the Kansas City area often lead to serious injuries for victims. In some cases, accident victims sustain internal bleeding injuries. At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, our qualified and experienced team is ready to help if you or a loved one have sustained internal bleeding due to a car accident caused by another person. Let our Kansas City car accident attorneys work to secure the compensation you need.
During the latest reporting year in Missouri, the Department of Transportation says that there were 155,940 total traffic accidents across the state. Out of these incidents, there were 921 fatalities and 55,660 injuries reported.
Unfortunately, there are times when a crash is so severe that it causes internal bleeding. This type of injury is most common after a person suffers from blunt force trauma due to the impact. Serious internal bleeding can result in brain damage, bleeding around the heart or lungs, or ruptures to blood vessels.
In many cases, internal bleeding can result in less severe symptoms soon after the incident only to have the bleeding and symptoms worsen over the course of hours or days.
One of the most terrifying aspects of these injuries is that a person can experience internal bleeding as a result of a car accident and not know it right away. In the aftermath of a crash, a person’s adrenaline begins to flow, potentially blocking them from feeling the full effects of the crash. Internal bleeding can occur without any outward signs of injuries. In some cases, a person leaves the scene of an accident only to suffer a medical emergency due to internal bleeding. That is why it is so vital that car accident victims seek medical care as soon as possible after an accident occurs.
Seek medical attention as soon as you can after a car accident, even if you do not feel any pain. Let a doctor assess the extent of your injuries and determine whether you may have sustained internal damage. If you have gone home after an accident and begin to feel worse, call 911 or go to the hospital immediately.
Make sure you keep all medical records and copies of all crash-related expenses. These will be invaluable when it comes to receiving an insurance settlement for the crash.
If you or somebody you care about has sustained internal bleeding injuries due to a car accident caused by somebody else’s actions, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. The team at Peddicord & Townsend LLC is ready to investigate what happened and work to secure the compensation you need. This can include: