After a car accident, some injuries can be clearer or more immediately known than other types of injuries. Just because there is no blood or obvious bruising, or even immediate pain, does not mean there is not a serious injury or long-term impairment or pain.
Let’s look at the broad types of injuries that could occur in a car or truck accident:
- External symptoms,
- physical symptoms,
- cognitive symptoms,
- behavioral symptoms,
- and head injury with no symptoms.
External symptoms of an injury from a car accident are relatively easy to identify to determine if there is an injury. Cuts and lacerations to the skin, blood, bruising, broken bones are hard to miss. Yet, even external symptoms of an injury can be missed; a cut or laceration could be behind hair, a bone fracture could be internal and not protruding through the skin, bruising may not be spotted.
Internal Injury Symptoms
Internal injury symptoms can very often be overlooked, after a car accident. Even broken bones can go unnoticed at first if the break is a hairline fracture.
Here are some symptoms of internal injuries caused by trauma:
- Abdominal pain and/or swelling can be caused by Internal bleeding from trauma in the liver or spleen. These symptoms get worse as the bleeding continues.
- Light-headedness, dizziness, or fainting can result from any source of injury once enough blood is lost.
- A headache or loss of consciousness could be the result of Internal injuries in the brain.
If you or someone you love have been in an accident, get someone in your corner as soon as possible. Call Mckenzie & Snyder at (513) 737-5180 for a free consultation.