If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, there is always the chance you could be injured. This holds true no matter what type of vehicle you are driving, or how many safety devices it has.
Car accident injuries range from minor to extremely serious. Regardless of the injuries you sustain, here is something to remember: you need to seek immediate medical attention.
Neck and chest injuries are among the most common in a motor vehicle accident. Whiplash, for example, is caused by the sudden movement of the head and neck, often as the result of a rear end collision. This can cause serious damage to the ligaments and muscles of the neck.
The chest area can also be injured in a car accident. For example, blunt force trauma from a car accident can result in collapsed lungs and broken ribs. As if that is not serious enough, consider this: trauma to the chest can cause cardiac arrest, especially if the person has a history of heart trouble.
Note: damage to internal organs, such as the lungs, can also occur. These injuries can be difficult to pinpoint, but are extremely dangerous. This is why immediate medical attention is required.
If you injure your neck and/or chest in a car accident, don’t wait to receive medical treatment. Even if you don’t feel poorly, it is possible you could have suffered an internal injury that requires immediate attention.
Every time you take to the road you realize you could be involved in a car accident. While wearing a seatbelt and driving a car with safety features can help prevent serious injury, there is no way of knowing what will happen in the event of an accident.
Were you recently involved in a car accident? Did you suffer injury to your neck or chest? If so, don’t hesitate to contact us for legal assistance.
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