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The Medical Emergency of a Punctured Lung May Be Over—But Your Recovery Isn’t

You didn’t suffer a simple injury. Instead, the car accident occurred with so much force that your broken rib or an object in the car reached your lungs and punctured them. With both lungs injured, you had a medical emergency. Your chest cavity filled with air and your heart was denied the blood that it needed to beat. It was only because of the quick aid of the first responders and emergency room staff that your organs didn’t shut down. It is because of them that you are alive.

Whether the air in your chest cavity was removed by a needle or a plastic tube, you probably spent some time in the hospital. You probably incurred medical bills while you were unable to work to pay your regular bills.

You May Feel Better Now, But Your Recovery Isn’t Over

If you fail to take action then those medical bills and lost income will be your financial burden to bear. However, if someone else caused your car crash, there may be another option.

You may be able to pursue a legal recovery against the other driver. That driver’s insurance company may be responsible for paying for your accident costs, but it won’t happen automatically. Instead, you are going to have to convince the insurance company to settle with you, or you will have to bring your claim to court.

These are not actions that you have to take alone. To find out more about what to do after a car crash, please read our free book, The Ultimate Guide for Automobile Accident Victims, at your convenience. Then you can make an informed decision about how to protect your rights and possible recovery.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham
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