Car accidents can have many effects on us. Whether they cause mental and emotional, physical, or property damage, it can have a negative impact. Though you may not feel sore after a car accident, it is not uncommon to feel sore the next day. And in much the same way, even if you do not see any physical injuries, it is extremely important to remember that they may still be present – and life threatening.
More Going on Than Meets the Eye
When you feel even minor pain after impact you should take it seriously – especially if the pain is located around your torso or abdominal area. If you experience any minor pain there, be aware that it could signify an internal injury and therefore requires immediate treatment.
Ruptured Spleen Proves Commonly Most Affected Internal Organ
Just one example of an internal injury it could be indicative of is a ruptured spleen. Your spleen is extremely important for fighting of bad bacteria and infections. If you are bleeding internally, it could cause you irreparable harm, if not death.
In most car crashes, the internal organ most severely affected is the spleen. When you are in a car accident, the impact of the crash may cause the protective layer of tissue, which covers the spleen, to tear. If this occurs and therefore causes internal bleeding, it officially constitutes a true medical emergency.
Signs of a Ruptured Spleen
How can you know if you have ruptured your spleen if it’s internal?
Though you cannot see your spleen, there are certain symptoms that may be indicative of a rupture. These include:
- Irritation to the nerves in the left shoulder
- Abdominal pain presenting under the left side of the rib cage
- Drop in blood pressure
- Blurred vision
- Light-headedness or Fainting
Consult with Your Physician
Since many of these symptoms can also be indicative of many other underlying causes, it is not advisable to make a guess on your own. Consulting with a doctor and having a proper examination, which likely includes imaging tests, is the best way to know. If your spleen is found to have ruptured, depending upon the severity of its state it may not be reparable and may require removal.
If you suffer a ruptured spleen it can have long-term effects as well. Since the spleen plays a big role in fighting infection, its removal could leave your immune system compromised. As such, it can cause you increased medical bills and financial hardship – regardless of whether or not you have insurance.
Katter Law Firm Helps Those Who Have Been Injured in a Car Accident
If you have been injured in a car accident, you should not have to “pay” for someone else’s negligence. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident it is a good idea to consult with a knowledgeable and experienced New York personal injury attorney. At Katter Law Firm, we understand the consequences of your injuries and will work to get you what you deserve. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, visit us online or call us at 212-809-4293 today!