Lawyer for Car Accident Abdominal Injury Lawsuit, Claims & Settlements in Chicago, Illinois
Our abdominal area is exposed to injury in car accidents. The abdomen is a sensitive area filled with vital organs and blood vessels that has little protection from our skeletons. Any traumatic impact, either blunt or sharp, can cause the vital structures in our abdomens to rupture and start to bleed. Internal bleeding can be challenging to perceive and can be a fatal injury if the bleeding is not stopped. Internal bruising can lead to significant malfunctioning of the injured organ and can take a long time to heal.
Abdominal Structures Vulnerable to Injury in an Accident
A collision with a blunt object or a piercing wound from a sharp object can injure one or more of the vital organs in the abdominal area. The stomach, large intestine, small intestine, pancreas, liver, kidneys, bladder, ureters, gall bladder, spleen, colon, ovaries, uterus, abdominal muscles, and vascular structures are exposed to injury in an accident.
How Do Abdominal Injuries Happen in a Chicago Car Accident?
Any car accident victim may sustain an abdominal injury. The injury could range from slight such as a strained abdominal muscle to life-threatening if an organ is ruptured or internal hemorrhaging causes the body to pump blood into the abdominal cavity. An accident victim could suffer a severe abdominal injury from the seatbelt, striking the steering wheel, dashboard, or another hard surface in the car, the first blow from a vehicle to a pedestrian or bicycle rider, and also when a motorcyclist hits the ground after being struck by another vehicle.
Not all internal injuries are easy for physicians to detect. The onset of pain or symptoms such as shock from a loss of blood might not happen immediately after a collision. Instead, the symptoms could take hours to surface unless the accident victim seeks immediate treatment after a crash. Seeking treatment right away gives doctors the best chance to diagnose abdominal injuries and take appropriate steps to repair the damage before it becomes life-threatening.
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