Motor vehicle accidents can cause a wide variety of severe injuries. The nature of the collision will change the types and severity of injuries that drivers and passengers suffer in car accidents. One of the most common injuries from car accidents is an abdominal injury.
Types of Abdominal Injuries from Car Accidents
Abdominal injuries can take many forms during a motor vehicle accident. Types of abdominal injuries caused by a car accident include:
- Broken or fractured pelvic bones
- Organ injury
- Internal bleeding
It is important to immediately address any abdominal pain or symptoms of abdominal injury that you are experiencing after an accident with a medical professional. The symptoms might be associated with a serious condition that requires immediate surgery. For instance, bruising might seem harmless on its own, but it can be indicative of internal bleeding.
Causes and Treatment of Abdominal Injuries
The force of a car accident leads to abdominal injuries in several ways. Common reasons for abdominal injuries during a car accident are:
- Seat belt compression
- Hitting the steering wheel
- Hitting the dashboard
- Air bag deployment in the abdominal area
- Debris, vehicle parts hitting or puncturing the abdomen
Minor abdominal injuries might require rest and over-the-counter pain relievers. More serious abdominal injuries can require hospitalization, surgery, prescription pain relievers, and treatment with specialists. Serious abdominal injuries can also be life-threatening.
Compensation for Abdominal Injuries
If you sustained an abdominal injury in a New York car accident, you could be entitled to compensation that includes reimbursement of your medical expenses, payment of your lost wages, and damages for your physical and mental suffering. The specific damages available to you will depend on the facts of your case, which an attorney can review when you contact Parker Waichman LLP.
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