Car accidents happen all the time. It’s highly likely that victims of an auto accident will be injured. While many injuries can be obvious, such as bruises, cuts, exposed bones and bleeding, other injuries may not be immediately noticeable.
Hidden injuries can be troubling, especially when seeking compensation for your medical condition and proving that you were injured after an auto accident. Here are several injuries that — while common to wrecks — aren’t obvious:
1. Internal bleeding
Internal bleeding can be located anywhere in the body after suffering from a serious blow or hit. It’s frequently not immediately noticeable and difficult to diagnose. Some forms of internal bleeding can turn fatal.
2. Herniated discs
There are fluid sacs between each vertebra of the spine. If these sacks burst, usually after a serious injury, then it can cause extreme pain as the bones and nerves grind together. A herniated disc can cause impaired movement.
3. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Not all injuries after a car accident are physical – some are phycological. Some victims may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, which is a mental condition that can seriously immobilize and impair someone’s decisions and reaction times.
Some people don’t know their head was injured until much later after an auto accident. One such injury is a concussion, a symptom of the head rapidly shaking around, typically after being hit. A concussion can cause headaches, nausea and dizziness.
If you find you were injured after an accident with a medical condition that wasn’t immediately obvious, then you may be eligible for more compensation for your losses and medical bills than previously known. Legal guidance when seeking compensation can make understanding all your options much easier.