A car crash can happen anywhere at any time. As long as there is a driver behind the wheel, there is always potential for danger. Unfortunately, some drivers are not as aware and cautious of others around them as others, and as a result their negligence is the reason car accidents occur. These drivers can and should be held accountable for the damage they cause.

There are many different injuries that may be sustained by a victim, depending on the type of accident caused by the negligent driver. One common type of injury sustained in auto accidents is internal injuries. Internal injuries, while not a specific type of injury, can be referred to when speaking of injuries that occur within the body.

Five common types of internal injuries sustained during a car accident are:

  • Broken ribs. Broken ribs can result from a blow to the chest. A broken rib can be dangerous, as it can puncture or damage the lungs or major blood vessels. Fractured ribs can also be very painful.
  • Internal bleeding. An auto accident can cause damage to blood vessels in the body. Internal bleeding can be difficult for the body to repair. Uncontrolled internal bleeding can be fatal. Blood loss can also cause fatigue, lightheadedness, and abdominal pain.
  • Organ injury. The organs and soft tissues in the body are very sensitive and can be damage with severe impact. Damage to the organs of the body may cause them to completely shut down.
  • Ruptured spleen. The spleen, an organ in the upper left part of the abdomen, can become damaged as a result of trauma. It typically needs surgery in order to repair the damage or remove the spleen.
  • Collapsed lung. As a rib is broken, it can cause damage to the lung. This damage can cause the lung to collapse.

If you have sustained an internal injury as a result of a car accident in Wisconsin it is important to seek legal compensation to hold the person accountable for their actions. For a free case evaluation call 800-800-5678 today.

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.